Posts Tagged ‘mold testing’

How To Select a Good Mold Remediation Contractor

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Finding a good mold remediation contractor can be more challenging then most people realize.   We have a number of suggestions that are based on over 30 years of construction experience to help you find a competent individual. The individual should have verifiable experience which includes training and  “certifications”. In order to find a good mold…

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Air Sampling, How Does It Work?

Air Sampling A Condominium in Atlanta

How Does Air Sampling Work? Check Out This Condominium in Atlanta How does Air Sampling work? and should I have air sampling done? This article discusses the how’s and why’s. Why air sampling?  Shouldn’t I just be able to “smell” if there is mold in my home?  I am not sneezing so how can there…

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Do Mildew Odors Mean I Have Mold?

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Do Mildew Odors Mean I Have Mold? When mildew odors or “musty” type odors are detected, some type of mold or other fungus is typically actively growing within a building.  When mold is in a “growth cycle” many types of molds emit microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC’s). It is these types of compounds (gases) which…

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Can Black Mold in My House Make Me Sick?

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Can Black Mold in My House Make Me Sick? A home owner in Roswell Georgia told me that she recently had black mold removal work performed in her basement. The owner was concerned about her health. She wondered if her health conditions might be related to toxic black mold exposure. Her question was: “Can black…

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Structurally Drying Homes and Buildings

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Structurally Drying Homes and Buildings How soon after I suffer a water loss should I get the structure dried out? The best answer is as soon as possible. Nothing good occurs by waiting or delaying structural drying processes. According to the CMHC, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (Canada’s equivalent to The United States FHA organization),

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