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What to do if there is mold in your home?

Getting mold treated right away is the best way to avoid health risks. Once you remove the mold from your home it’s very important to fix the moisture problem to prevent the problem from reoccurring.

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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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Why Bleach Does Not Kill Mold. Surprised?

1) The object to killing mold is to kill its “roots” (hyphal fragments). Mold remediation involves the need to penetrate and disinfect porous surfaces such as concrete, wood and other cellulose based building materials. Chlorine bleach should not be used … Continue reading

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Buying a home? Beware of health hazards lurking in older homes

With spring finally upon us, more and more potential homebuyers are out and about looking for homes to call their own. Many homebuyers are drawn to looking at older homes (1900-1960) for a variety of reasons from their character to … Continue reading

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Buying a ‘Money Pit’ What to Know in Case You Buy a House of Horrors

Though there’s no such thing as a perfect house — every home, even newly-constructed ones, will have some issue or another — the trick is to make sure the home is free of any major problems before signing the dotted … Continue reading

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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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