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Is Mold Growth or Damage Covered by Insurance?

Is mold covered by my Homeowners (HO) or Business Owners (BO) Insurance? If you have discovered mold growths in your home you might ask the above question. Some of my clients assume that the insurance policy they have been paying for years will have their back. However, the truth, can be a disappointment for many. […]

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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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Asbestos Inspections – What You Need to Know

Today, we have done a couple of asbestos inspections in both residential properties and two commercial properties. A lot of folks don’t know that asbestos is still present in many homes, especially homes that were built prior to 1975. The materials that asbestos is present in is typically floor tiles, some ceiling tiles that are […]

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Don’t Skimp When It Comes to Inspections

WATCH THE VIDEO: We do a lot of commercial building inspections and we do professional witness work as part of our practice. Sometimes, we work for the defendant; sometimes, the plaintiff. I can tell you that, in 90% of the cases that we testify in court to, the landlord could’ve easily avoided litigation and going […]

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Winter Health and Air Quality Tips

Winter Health and Indoor Air Quality Tips As the colder weather is upon us and days grow shorter the time we spend indoors longer. Along with extended indoor time comes respiratory health risks and exposure to more particulates. Here are typical changes we find in our clients homes November to March in East Tennessee.   […]

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Bad Indoor Air Quality Sickens Employees

Research findings are clear. Indoor air quality is a huge factor in the health and well being of building occupants. The average American spends 60% to 90% of his or her time indoors and while a lot of attention has been given to the effects of outside pollution, the EPA estimates that indoor air contaminants […]

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Cleaning your Air Ducts?

A recent Enviormental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that the average american family contributes 40 pounds of dust per year to their Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Are you considering cleaning your air ducts? Is it a good or bad idea? We at Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality think its a very […]

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Whats wrong with Bat Poop (Guano) ?

Guano Can Make you sick: I get a few dozen, client inquiries every year, asking if bats can make them sick. Just this month I have had three clients call with concerns finding Bats living in their attics. I have nothing against Bats and know that they have critical role in removing peak insects from around our homes. […]

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Cancer Risks at Home and Work Abound

Cancer Risks and Chemical Toxicity in Laminate Flooring In the news. (Please Share This Blog) Our phones are ringing off the hook over our clients concerns of exposure to formaldehyde exposure. Here’s an article from yesterday that’s setting off alarms across the United States and Knoxville, TN. “CDC: Elevated cancer risk in Lumber Liquidators laminate […]

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4 Home Remedies for Bad Indoor Air Quality

What’s Your IAQ? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the environmental characteristics inside your home/office that can affect your comfort and health. Many things can impact IAQ, such as temperature, humidity and indoor air pollutants. Wintertime is a great time to think about your Indoor Air Quality at work and home. Consider the Battery: I […]

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