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What Every Parent Should Know About Mold

If you have children, then you should know that they are more susceptible to the health effects of mold because of their developing immune systems. Unfortunately, I still feel like there is a lack of information (or worse, disinformation) that is preventing parents from taking appropriate action. Q. How do I know if my child is sick from mold? A. Kids frequently get sick and can easily catch to many illnesses. Mold has many symptoms and can disguise itself as...

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Mold Scam: Beware the Coupon

While I truly believe in reputable mold remediation companies and qualified mold removal specialists. I can’t deny that there are many fraudulent and shady so-called mold-removers out there. They use a number of tactics. Here is a recent one that was just warned about by the Better Business Bureau in Northern California. They start by using direct mail to advertise duct cleaning services at outrageously low costs, usually between $45 and $80. This is too cheap for any kind of...

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Tax Deductible Mold

Here is a helpful bit of advice for those struggling with the cost of mold remediation. Mold and taxes are both inevitabilities in life, but did you know that mold removal and repair is a tax deductible business expense for landlords and homeowners? It’s been true since about 2006 when the IRS issued a private letter ruling that mold removal costs by a building owner, including both homeowners and landlords, was not a capital expenses, but a business expense that...

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