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3 Keys to Toxic Mold Illness Prevention

3 Keys to Mold Illness Prevention: Understanding the THREE KEYS to mold illness prevention can save your families health and avoid costly repairs. 1.Have your home or building professionally inspected by a indoor Air Quality Professional annually. 2. Eliminate sources of dampness, high humidity and moisture to prevent mold growth. 3. Increase ventilation and proper […]

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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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Chlorine Bleach – Does it kill mold or not?

Chlorine Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) is commonly found in most homes and businesses. Chlorine is used as a disinfectant in water and many cleaning products. Chlorine gas has also been used as a chemical weapon in war. Many people misuse chlorine, in concentration, and often experience the effects of poison from breathing and skin contact. In my practice […]

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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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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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Do You Have an Indoor Air Quality Problem?

How do you know? Folks frequently ask me how could they know if they have an indoor air quality issue at home or work that may be affecting their health. And the simple answer is this – listen to your body. If you smell something that that’s either chemically or is a musty odor, you […]

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One of The Biggest Mistakes You Could Make

WATCH THE VIDEO: I did an inspection yesterday for a young family that was trying to vet a house they were looking at purchasing. They went through the typical steps of having a home inspector come out and do a general home inspection for things like windows and doors and function of appliances and many […]

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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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9 Out of 10 Doctors

WATCH THE VIDEO: I just finished talking to a local physician. We get referrals from a lot of doctors – air, nose and throat, allergists, and oncologists. We get referrals from them on a regular basis where they’re prescribed a course of treatment from their physicians trying to get them well to deal with anything […]

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