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Is Bad Air Quality “NORMAL” in Buildings?

Bad Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) impacts all of us..             At Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality Services, are asked to address IAQ concerns in many types of commercial buildings. In the process, we find, many occupants have some type of health or comfort related concerns indoors due poor to air quality. […]

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Asbestos – Health Risks At Home and Work

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber found in rocks full of silicate minerals made up of millions of fibers. The fibers are strong and resistant to heat and fire. It became commonly used in building materials around 1930. Cheaply mined, the asbestos fibers were highly flexible, long and thin. Asbestos low costs and […]

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The 5 Dirty Little Secrets of Christmas Trees

We at Volunteer Inspections in Knoxville wish all of our clients joy and safety this Christmas and New Years Holiday. As the trees go up understand that artificial and live cut varieties can put your family at risk.Both live cut and stored artificial trees can deliver huge mold and other particulate contaminates into your otherwise […]

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Chemical Allergy vs/ Chemical Toxicity

Many of my clients express concerns about exposure to air and surface contaminants.  Often when I start asking questions about their reasons I learn of  their histories of illness and their confusion as to what they are reacting to in the environment. Essentially you can break the “exposure” issue into two broad categories. Chemical Allergy’s and […]

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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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You Dress Funny and Your Crawl Space Stinks

Ok, so maybe I’m the one that dresses funny, but that’s because Im in crawl spaces three or four times a week figuring out why my clients homes smell weird and their family members are sick. Typically the crawl space beneath the home is a major contributor to bad indoor air quality. So how does […]

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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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I KnowNothing About Dental Surgery

I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT DENTAL SURGERY! My business partner Sean and I inspected a large Dental Surgery Center in Crossville, TN for a client yesterday. We know nothing about Dental Surgery but we know a thing or two about Building Inspections. The inspection project took our two man team 6.5 hours and was very involved. […]

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