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Your Cell Phone Is Contaminated!

Hi, everybody. It’s Bob of Volunteer Mold & Indoor Air Quality here talking about something that’s pretty darn disgusting—your cell phone. A recent survey done on cellphone users—their hands and their devices themselves. They found that more than 80% of the devices that are owned by men and 60% of the cellphones held by women have […]

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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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Reasons our customers choose us.

We frequently ask our clients why they choose Volunteer Inspections to help them with their property inspection. They tell us that our “holistic approach” to understanding building issues serves them best.                   We call this “Diversity of Disciplines and Experience”.  Our inspectors have decades of building inspection […]

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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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What ALL Seniors Need to Know About Mold

Senior Citizens and Mold Exposure Volunteer Inspection Services, LLC is available for consultations Monday through Saturday, 8:00AM – 9:00PM. Contact us today! seniorsExposure to indoor molds is generally unhealthy to anyone. Some folks like senior citizens may develop more severe symptoms faster than others. Those at greatest risk: Babies and children Elderly people Persons with […]

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Asbestos the silent killer – Inspections

Most people we know have heard of Asbestos.  Som know that it is a naturally forming mineral that has amazing heat resistance capabilities and has been used for decades.  Still others know that Asbestos is now understood as a cancer causing agent that attacks the lengs of those exposed to its fibers. You have seent the […]

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What have we done to our children? Mold and thier health.

Mold can have disastrous impact on the most vulnerable among us. Studies are indicating that long term exposure to even moderate levels of mold in doors can have a life time impact on us.

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