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Healthy Homes Are Worth it!

YOUR HEALTH... it is very important and more valuable than any sum of money. With good health, you can always earn more money. With good health, you can enjoy the everyday pleasures in life. With decent health, the possibilities are limitless. HOWEVER, if chronic health ailments weigh you down.… like severe headaches, rashes, repeated sinus or ear infections, allergies or asthma, extreme fatigue, stomach pains, immune problems, muscle or joint aches, burning eyes, a chronic cough,...
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Is Testing for Mold Necessary?

Several references state “if you see mold, you do not need to test for mold”. They recommend you save money for the removal of the mold (remediation) rather than test beforehand. This is reasonable if the water damage is limited and resulting mold growth is all visible (e.g., a stained ceiling tile). However, this advice does not really apply when: there has been extensive water damage; there are potential sources of hidden mold growth (in/under carpeting, behind walls,...
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Compare Mold Test Kits

Compare Mold Test Kits with MOLDetect Experts say: Tape-Lift Surface Samples Provide Valuable Mold Information!! “Surface sampling may be used to (a) confirm the nature of suspected microbial growth on environmental surfaces, (b) measure the relative degree of biological contamination, and (c) identify the types of microorganisms and other biological agents present. Surface sampling is preferred over bulk sampling when a less destructive method of sample collection is...
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Professional Mold Test Kit – MOLDetect

"Surface sampling is preferred over bulk sampling when a less destructive method of sample collection is desired." Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control ACGIH 1999 Tape Strips                Sample Card Surface sampling may be used to: analyzing mold (a) confirm the nature of suspected microbial growth (including toxic mold and / or black mold) on environmental surfaces (b) measure the relative degree of biological contamination, and (c) identify the types...
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Mold Inspection

GRADING OR ANGLE NEXT TO THE BUILDING SHOULD BE SLOPED AWAY FROM THE FOUNDATION. Rainwater should be channeled away from the foundation to prevent seepage into an adjacent crawl space or basement. This photo shows a horizontal splash block that allowed water to pool against to the building (note the rust) and leak into the adjacent crawl space underneath the building. A slanted splash block (without shrub interference) would properly direct the water away from the building. These...