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All Black Mold Is Toxic… True or False?

Is all Black Mold Toxic?  All black molds are not toxic and neither are all toxic molds black.  Most people hear the words “Black Mold” and assume that it’s a toxic disease-causing killer. Toxic Mold: The words toxic black mold when used in the media is typically referring to a strain of mold called Stachybotryus. […]

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DIY Mold Removal- Hurts more than it helps!

I’m a hands on Do It Yourself (DIY) kinda guy so I get it. The truth is you might love a good DIY project yourself –  but not all DIY Projects will love you back. As my wife often tells me…. some jobs need to be left to the professionals. Good advice. When it comes […]

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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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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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3 Top Sources of Water Damage and How to Avoid Them

Top 3 Sources of Water Damage: Washing Machine Hoses Shower / Tub – Grout and Caulking Water Heaters The best way to avoid indoor flooding mold growth is a regular “Check Up” on these systems. In our practice we see lots of water damage in homes and businesses. Our new clients typically call us in a panic […]

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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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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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Are e-cigarettes putting deadly mold and bacterias into your lungs??

Whats an E Cigarette? E-cigarettes are being marketed as a “Healthy Alternative” to traditional smoking. This claim is made due to the lack of smoke and tar present in the paper rolled type we all know. E-Cigarettes known as “Vapes”,  use a vapor technology that creates a significant seem cloud when the reservoir of E-Liquid […]

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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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