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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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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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Winter Health and Air Quality Tips

Winter Health and Indoor Air Quality Tips As the colder weather is upon us and days grow shorter the time we spend indoors longer. Along with extended indoor time comes respiratory health risks and exposure to more particulates. Here are typical changes we find in our clients homes November to March in East Tennessee.   […]

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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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Can Your Pets Can Get Sick and Die From Mold?

We frequently perform Indoor Air Quality and Mold Inspections where both the family and pets they  love are quite ill. While molds are key parts of many natural ecosystems, some types pose a serious health risk for animals.  Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality Services located in Knoxville Tennessee has made its mission “to quickly, […]

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Cleaning your Air Ducts?

A recent Enviormental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that the average american family contributes 40 pounds of dust per year to their Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Are you considering cleaning your air ducts? Is it a good or bad idea? We at Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality think its a very […]

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Its Raining…. Its Pouring….. Is Mold Why Your Snoring?

Heres a great article from the Net that I hope will bring some of my clients relief.   And God Bless You! Mold spore allergies peaking Posted: Apr 30, 2015 5:27 PM EDT Updated: Apr 30, 2015 5:41 PM EDT By Nick Austin, Meteorologist / ReporterCONNECT A few years ago nurse Molly Rodgers noticed her […]

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