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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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Causes and Sources of Mold Growth

Underlying Causes of Mold Mold is everywhere. The issues facing us as home and business owners, is when mold reaches a point that it becomes a risk to health. Mold thrives in moist / warm conditions. Add these conditions to a suitable food source, mold can spread very quickly, often in unseen places. Mold thrives […]

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Accidental Exposure to “Spice” creates hazards for First Responders

Cops on ‘Spice’ Raids Getting High by Accident None By Margaret Farley Steele Thursday, November 30, 2017 THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Police and federal agents cracking down on the makers of “designer drugs” like Spice are getting high from the mind-altering substances themselves, a new U.S. government report shows. After one raid, […]

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Suffering from Mold Illness? You may be genetically predisposed.

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 […]

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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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