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The Dangers of Hidden Mold in the Home and How to Find It

Mold (fungi) is a natural, living substance that grows in every part of the world, and is especially harmful on food, vegetation, and building materials. While visible mold can present many dangers, hidden mold in our place of residence can … Continue reading

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January home-maintenance checklist

The most important job this month is to head off damage to your home from water and dampness from a number of sources. http://realestate.msn.com/january-home-maintenance-checklist

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Mold Causes Asthma!

Last month, a research team from the University of Cincinnati in the United States published a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that showed a definite QUANTITATIVE link between mold and asthma. http://www.gotmold.ca/2012/08/mold-causes-asthma/

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5 Expensive (and Unexpected) Things That Can Happen to Your Home

For most people, a home is one of the most valuable assets they’ll ever own. Unfortunately, there are some major perils that can befall a house and put a serious dent in the value of that asset. Many of these … Continue reading

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How to spot hidden problems in older homes

Problems in older homes are often well hidden. More often than not, serious damage doesn’t show any symptoms until the damage is significant and expensive. Read more: http://homes.yahoo.com/news/how-to-spot-hidden-problems-in-older-homes.html

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September is Mold Awareness Month | Indianapolis, IN.

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency dedicates the month of September as  National Indoor Mold Awareness Month. With recent storms, exceptionally rainy weather and, of course, Hurricane  Irene, many homes throughout the country have been exposed to excessive moisture  and water, … Continue reading

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Mold: a silent killer

by  Senior Airman Christina Bozeman 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 8/14/2012 – DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. — Mold is alive, and mold is sneaky. It doesn’t even need a constant source of water to sustain life, which isn’t a … Continue reading

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5 sure-fire ways to get termites and mold

Many homeowners consider  themselves inviting to guests. We invite friends, in-laws,  neighbors, kids, cats and even iguanas into our home — and each guest adds their own flavor as a visitor. As homeowners, however, we usually don’t know how  many … Continue reading

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3 Mold Must-Knows For Every Homeowner

By Kelsey Owen – July 30, 2012 Have you seen both raining downpours and blistering temperatures this summer? Is your home suffering from water damage? You’re not alone. While a little part of the water damage picture, mold can be an … Continue reading

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Spring into home maintenance action

A lot of people think winter is the season that really puts our homes to the test. But spring is no lightweight; it has its own set of challenges. They say April showers bring May flowers, but that’s not the … Continue reading

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