Is your Indoor Air a Cloud of Pollution?
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Children and Mold, Indoor Air Quality, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
The air in our buildings are often 2 to 5 times more toxic than outdoor air. We often overlook indoor air quality when we consider the factors that influence our health and our wellbeing. You spend approximately half of your life at home, so it’s important to make sure you aren’t spending your time sitting […]Read More »
Suffering from Mold Illness? You may be genetically predisposed.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
Found this great article that I think my clients will find important. We have long known that about 25% of us are highly sensitive to mold exposure in even low dosages. There may be help for those who suffer. Cheryl Ciecko writes about: Genetic Testing for Mold Sensitivity- looking for the HLA-Dr Gene. This article […]Read More »
Is Mold Growth or Damage Covered by Insurance?
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Children and Mold, Commercial Inspections, Flooding, Humidity, Mold Solutions, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
Is mold covered by my Homeowners (HO) or Business Owners (BO) Insurance? If you have discovered mold growths in your home you might ask the above question. Some of my clients assume that the insurance policy they have been paying for years will have their back. However, the truth, can be a disappointment for many. […]Read More »
All Black Mold Is Toxic… True or False?
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Children and Mold, Indoor Air Quality, Mold Lab | No Comments
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. […]Read More »
DIY Mold Removal- Hurts more than it helps!
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 | Categories: Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
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 […]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 »
A Simplified Guide to Mold Inspection and Remediation
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 | Categories: Children and Mold, Flooding, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building, Toxic Mold, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality, Water Leaks | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
3 Top Sources of Water Damage and How to Avoid Them
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Black Mold, Commercial Inspections, Crawl Space, Flooding, Mold Solutions, Sick Building, Toxic Mold, Water Leaks | No Comments
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 […]Read More »
What ALL Seniors Need to Know About Mold
Thursday, December 31st, 2015 | Categories: Black Mold, Senior Citizens and mold, Sick Building, Toxic Mold, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality, Water Leaks | 2 Comments
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 […]Read More »