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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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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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A Simplified Guide to Mold Inspection and Remediation

Mold clean up and removal is not a “Do It Yourself” type of project. I often see attempts by well meaning property owners or their handy men that have gone horribly wrong and sometimes someone ends up quite ill with respiratory illness that may take years to treat. A healthy dose of caution up front can […]

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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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Toxins, Poisons And Other Nightmares at Home

Volunteer Inspection Services, LLC is available for consultations Monday through Saturday, 8:00AM – 9:00PM. Contact us today! Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is about more than mold and dust. Volunteer Inspection Services, LLC is available for consultations Monday through Saturday, 8:00AM – 9:00PM. Contact us today! All us are exposed to toxins that enter our bodies through […]

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Real Estate Inspections- Enviormental Issues- 5 Questions

Buyers Beware! Regardless of whether your buying a Home or Commercial Property you should consider an environmental assesment before you close. Most property investments include a General Home Inspection or General Commercial Property Inspection.  You’ll insist on the inspection because you want to verify function of the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems function to insure there are […]

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9 Signs the air at home and work is poisoning you

It’s critical to address potential causes of Indoor Air Quality issues promptly. Left uninvestigated and treated, air quality issues can, negatively impact your health.   Current research shows that Americans on average spend more than 90% of their time indoors.   Bad indoor air quality can pose life long health issues.   Increase in Allergies and […]

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Dr. Sobek says “Mold means misery for many Americans”

Mold Means Misery for Many Americans. by Dr. Ed Sobek on September 2, 2014 The drama associated with these microbes is taxing. Homeowners, property managers, renters, realtors, investors, banks, insurance companies are a handful of stakeholders affected when suspicions are raised that “Mold” is the culprit. I deal with mold on a daily basis. As […]

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