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8 Dirty Little Secrets in Your Crawl Space

Most of us have no desire to enter space that lies beneath our homes. Crawl Spaces typically are dark, dirty and damp. A haven for spiders and animal waste prevents them from being an attractive venue for even the most adventurous of us. The conditions within Crawl Spaces prevents most East Tennessee homeowners from seeing the damage that can […]

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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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Asbestos Inspections – What You Need to Know

Today, we have done a couple of asbestos inspections in both residential properties and two commercial properties. A lot of folks don’t know that asbestos is still present in many homes, especially homes that were built prior to 1975. The materials that asbestos is present in is typically floor tiles, some ceiling tiles that are […]

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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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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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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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Whats wrong with Bat Poop (Guano) ?

Guano Can Make you sick: I get a few dozen, client inquiries every year, asking if bats can make them sick. Just this month I have had three clients call with concerns finding Bats living in their attics. I have nothing against Bats and know that they have critical role in removing peak insects from around our homes. […]

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3 Steps to Remove Mold & Odors from Clothing

Have you ever left a wet swimming suit in a plastic bag for a few days? Have you left a few sweaty items in a gym bag for a bit too long? Yech! Chances are you’ve wondered what to do about the musty odor and growths on your clothing. First Things First – A bit of […]

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4 Home Remedies for Bad Indoor Air Quality

What’s Your IAQ? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the environmental characteristics inside your home/office that can affect your comfort and health. Many things can impact IAQ, such as temperature, humidity and indoor air pollutants. Wintertime is a great time to think about your Indoor Air Quality at work and home. Consider the Battery: I […]

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