Are we poisoning ourselves with products?
Saturday, December 30th, 2017 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Children and Mold, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building | No Comments
New Year – Better Health. Perhaps the better question is: Why are we using products in our homes and bodies that have known toxicity? Recently I have been reading a great deal about common products we find in our homes and the epidemic of immune diseases and chemical sensitivities that many of us suffer from. […]Read More »
3 Keys to Toxic Mold Illness Prevention
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Humidity, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building | No Comments
3 Keys to Mold Illness Prevention: Understanding the THREE KEYS to mold illness prevention can save your families health and avoid costly repairs. 1.Have your home or building professionally inspected by a indoor Air Quality Professional annually. 2. Eliminate sources of dampness, high humidity and moisture to prevent mold growth. 3. Increase ventilation and proper […]Read More »
9 Symptoms of Mold Associated Illness
Friday, May 19th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Children and Mold, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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 […]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 »
Your Cell Phone Is Contaminated!
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Surgical Centers | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
Winter Health and Air Quality Tips
Sunday, December 18th, 2016 | Categories: Commercial Inspections, Indoor Air Quality, Mold Solutions, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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. […]Read More »
Reasons our customers choose us.
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Commercial Building Inspections, Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
East Tennessee Fires Creates Breathing Problems for Thousands.
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Children and Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
Water damaged homes = Unusual mold growths.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Children and Mold, Flooding, Indoor Air Quality, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
Can Your Pets Can Get Sick and Die From Mold?
Friday, October 21st, 2016 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Black Mold, Children and Mold, Toxic Mold, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality, Water Leaks | No Comments
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, […]Read More »