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Things You Should Know about Building Related Illness (BRI)

What is a Building Related Illness? The term building-related illness (BRI) is used to describe illnesses occurring in a specific indoor environment. Our clients often experience symptoms of various illnesses only in one indoor environment. BRI are real and can be experienced at home, work, hotel rooms or other environments including airplanes and vehicles. Negative […]

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9 Symptoms of Mold Associated Illness

My clients often ask about mold exposure and mold illness. I typically meet them after they have been suffering from exposure to Indoor Air Quality Toxins for months or years. Heres a list of the top symptoms they report when we are inspecting their home and offices for sick building syndrome. A sick building needs a […]

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All Black Mold Is Toxic… True or False?

Is all Black Mold Toxic?  All black molds are not toxic and neither are all toxic molds black.  Most people hear the words “Black Mold” and assume that it’s a toxic disease-causing killer. Toxic Mold: The words toxic black mold when used in the media is typically referring to a strain of mold called Stachybotryus. […]

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8 Dirty Little Secrets in Your Crawl Space

Most of us have no desire to enter space that lies beneath our homes. Crawl Spaces typically are dark, dirty and damp. A haven for spiders and animal waste prevents them from being an attractive venue for even the most adventurous of us. The conditions within Crawl Spaces prevents most East Tennessee homeowners from seeing the damage that can […]

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Indoor Pool Air Quality is Often Hazerdous

Ever spent time at an indoor pool?  Many of us have experienced indoor pools while traveling to hotels with them or attending swim meets. Indoor pools provide a great way to break the winter blahs and get some good exercise. But is it truly a health way to exercise? In a recent travel trip to Michigan […]

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When Do You Stop?

Today I want to answer the question “When do you stop?” A customer of ours recently called us in a historic home that he was remodeling that had a long-term water leak in the bathroom. It turns out the sub-floor was fairly well rutted out and absolutely saturated moisture. This leak had probably gone on […]

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Talcum Powder: The Bad News

Is Talcum Powder Dangerous? I probably inspect 10 homes a week and as my clients take me on an walk through of their homes I frequently see Talcum Powder in the bathrooms and baby changing areas. I see the powder on floors in bathrooms and on and around changing table areas. For decades, a staple of […]

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East Tennessee Fires Creates Breathing Problems for Thousands.

I have noticed a lot of coughing going on in East Tennessee even as the smoke dies down from the recent devastating wild fires in the Gatlenburg and Pigeon Forge areas. Knoxville and the surrounding 100 miles or so has been blanked by residual haze and smoke. What’s in forest fire smoke? Forest fire smoke […]

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Water damaged homes = Unusual mold growths.

Buildings with long term water damage often create significant health risks for the occupants and sometimes the structure itself. Chaetomium in Indoor Environment: What Are The Implications? Chaetomium is most commonly found in water damaged buildings. Species of Chaetomium are strongly cellulolytic and found in soil, on paper, straw, cloth, cotton and other cellulose-containing substrates like floor joists and typical […]

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Can Your Pets Can Get Sick and Die From Mold?

We frequently perform Indoor Air Quality and Mold Inspections where both the family and pets they  love are quite ill. While molds are key parts of many natural ecosystems, some types pose a serious health risk for animals.  Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality Services located in Knoxville Tennessee has made its mission “to quickly, […]

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