Is your Indoor Air a Cloud of Pollution?
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Children and Mold, Indoor Air Quality, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
The air in our buildings are often 2 to 5 times more toxic than outdoor air. We often overlook indoor air quality when we consider the factors that influence our health and our wellbeing. You spend approximately half of your life at home, so it’s important to make sure you aren’t spending your time sitting […]Read More »
Accidental Exposure to “Spice” creates hazards for First Responders
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
Cops on ‘Spice’ Raids Getting High by Accident None By Margaret Farley Steele Thursday, November 30, 2017 THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Police and federal agents cracking down on the makers of “designer drugs” like Spice are getting high from the mind-altering substances themselves, a new U.S. government report shows. After one raid, […]Read More »
Suffering from Mold Illness? You may be genetically predisposed.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
Found this great article that I think my clients will find important. We have long known that about 25% of us are highly sensitive to mold exposure in even low dosages. There may be help for those who suffer. Cheryl Ciecko writes about: Genetic Testing for Mold Sensitivity- looking for the HLA-Dr Gene. This article […]Read More »
Is Mold Growth or Damage Covered by Insurance?
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Children and Mold, Commercial Inspections, Flooding, Humidity, Mold Solutions, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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. […]Read More »
Things You Should Know about Building Related Illness (BRI)
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Children and Mold, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
8 Dirty Little Secrets in Your Crawl Space
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Black Mold, Children and Mold, Crawl Space | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
Indoor Pool Air Quality is Often Hazerdous
Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Children and Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Indoor Air Quality, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
Chlorine Bleach – Does it kill mold or not?
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Black Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Sick Building, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | 2 Comments
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 […]Read More »
Asbestos Inspections – What You Need to Know
Monday, February 20th, 2017 | Categories: Commercial Inspections, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building | No Comments
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 […]Read More »