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How to Read Your Mold Report
There are many indications that mold may be growing in a home or building. People may start to experience health-related reactions, such as allergies, difficulty breathing, headaches, or dizziness upon entering. A musty odor and damp feeling in the air can also be a tell-tale sign – but the only way to know for sure is with a certified mold…Read More
Do I Need Air Duct Mold Cleaning in My Home
The air we breathe every day is a lot dirtier than you may realize – even when you are inside your home. Nearly every home in the United States has over 1,000 types of mold whose spores are suspended in the air. Unless you get an air duct mold cleaning, these mold spores can also spread from one room to…Read More
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality in Your Home and Business
We know that the air outdoors is fairly polluted in most places around the world, especially in urban areas. But more times than not, the air inside homes and businesses is far worse. The EPA concluded that the air quality indoors is 2 to 5 times worse than the outdoors! Most people and children spend the majority of their day…Read More
10 Reasons Why You Need Professional Mold Testing and Inspection
Household mold is nasty stuff. Not only does it ruin your décor, but it can also trigger an assortment of alarming medical issues. Overexposure to toxic mold is known to impair respiratory health and brain function. Many property owners and tenants do not suspect mold until they see it. Unfortunately, mold isn’t always visible to the naked eye. In some…Read More
Addressing Indoor Air in Homes, Schools, & Offices: Why Does it Matter?
Air pollution is hard to fend off, no matter where you live. This global crisis is a huge threat to human health and welfare, claiming nearly 4.5 million lives every year. While most people lose sleep over outdoor air pollution, the unfortunate reality is that indoor air is often just as contaminated. In fact, it may be worse in some…Read More
The Danger Mold Poses to Children
Of all airborne pollutants, mold is particularly dangerous. It can start growing on water-damaged surfaces in as little as 24-48 hours. Furthermore, mold spores spread quickly and quietly, entering your lungs and causing a wide variety of allergic reactions. Exposure to mold spores can be harmful to people of all ages. But, children are often more susceptible to its detrimental…Read More
TVOC Levels in a Childcare Facility – Warning Signs and How to Reduce Exposure
If you operate a childcare facility, the safety and wellbeing of your children and staff is a high priority to you. However, if your facility contains a high level of indoor air pollutants, you may unknowingly be putting them in danger. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are often to blame for poor indoor air quality. VOCs are chemicals that evaporate at…Read More
What is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?
You may need a Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) if you purchase or redevelop a commercial building – including schools and child care facilities. Here’s what that means. When you buy or lease a piece of commercial property, the last thing you want to happen is to get hit with a bunch of unforeseen costs down the road. Yet,…Read More
Signs of Formaldehyde in a Child Care Center- And What to Do About It
No one wants their children to be exposed to harmful substances, especially in a child care facility where they spend a large part of their day. However, the owner and staff at a child care center may not be aware of possible harmful substances that could be present in their rooms – such as elevated levels of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is…Read More