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How to: Avoid Buying Dope Property in Tennessee

How to Avoid buying Dope Property in Tennessee First, ask your realtor, if there are any required disclosures for homes known to house illegal drug manufacturing, sales or use. You’re likely to get a blank look and maybe the question, “Why would you ask that?”  The reason for asking is the same reason you would […]

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Are we poisoning ourselves with products?

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. […]

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3 Keys to Toxic Mold Illness Prevention

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 […]

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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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