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Q. Symptoms of Mold Exposure

Clients often ask us “what are the symptoms of mold exposure”?  Below are some of the common symptoms: Respiratory problems; including difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath; Sinus and nasal congestion and irritation; Irritation of the eyes — watery, burning, red; Coughing; Sore and/or dry throat; Skin rashes and irritations; Problems with sense of smell; Typical symptoms normally associated with a cold or allergies; and Memory problems, odd mood swings, nose bleeds, body aches and pains, and fevers are occasionally...

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5 Critical Questions You Should Ask

Before Hiring a Mold Inspector [caption id="attachment_496" align="aligncenter" width="300"] mold inspector[/caption] Choosing a mold consulting company can be a difficult process; especially when you have health concerns regarding your indoor environment. You may be thinking to yourself…can I trust this company? Will they follow through with what they promise on their website or over the phone? Are they qualified to determine if I have a mold problem in my home or business? Are they going to use scare tactics to...

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Q. Attic Mold in Michigan

Common Causes and Cures [caption id="attachment_488" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Attic – ventilation and air movement[/caption] Mold in attic areas can be challenging at times in regards to determining the exact cause and source of mold growth. However, there are some common conditions that we routinely find during our Mold Investigations that contribute to mold growth in attics. Inadequate Roof Ventilation: The lack of proper roof ventilation is a conducive condition to mold growth in attics. Without adequate ventilation, moisture laden air remains...

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Q. Buying a Home with Potential Mold and Moisture Problems

I know a lot of people have heard horror stories out there to the effect of a mold contaminated home will always be contaminated, or that a home that had previous mold will be “red flagged” in some way and it will affect the value or resale of a home. But, in reality most mold and moisture issues within a home can be fixed, and the sale of the home can move forward without affecting the integrity and/or value of...

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Avoid Scare Tactics in the Mold Industry

[caption id="attachment_482" align="alignright" width="251"] Image result for mold scare[/caption] Unfortunately, there are a lot of “Scare Tactics” used within the microbial investigation and mold remediation industry. As with any industry, there are always going to be people out there who try and scare people into using their services. They may do so by embellishing facts, giving misinformation or by simply telling you things that are completely untrue. I want to give you, the consumer, a couple tips for what to...

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Cosmetic Mold

[caption id="attachment_478" align="alignnone" width="300"] http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/lipbalmmold.asp[/caption] Growing consumer demand for products labeled all-natural or organic isn't restricted to just the food we eat; a number of cosmetic and personal grooming products are marketed in the same manner. One item that falls into the latter category is a mass-market lip balm (eos) that is widely available, affordable, and attractively packed, making it a popular choice among consumers interested in preservative-free products. But many ingredients with intimidating, chemically-sounding names serve a relatively important function for...

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