Archive for March 2018

Should I Stay Home During Mold Remediation Work?

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As with most things, this is usually possible but by no means always practical or safe. If you are contemplating whether you should stay home during mold remediation work or leave, here are 6 important factors to consider first.

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7 Important Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

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One of IET’s most frequently asked questions is, “How can I improve indoor air quality in my home?” This is, of course, a very big topic but here is an overview of 7 important ways to improve your indoor air quality.

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Mold Exposure Symptoms, Allergies and Health Indoors

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When moisture problems occur and mold growth results, building occupants may start to develop mold exposure symptoms. They may report odors, allergies or a variety of other health problems indoors. Mold exposure symptoms can include breathing difficulties, headaches, allergic reactions, skin rashes, and aggravated asthma symptoms, among many others. The safety of building occupants and also of workers performing the mold repairs (remediation) must always be taken into consideration. Read more

What is Mold?

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Concern about mold exposure in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for microbial growth are present. So what is mold exactly and its effect on buildings?  This article provides a general overview on this topic.

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Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants and Your Health

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Is the Indoor Air You Breathe Healthy?

According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollutants. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem in America. The following is a list of common indoor air pollutants and some of their sources.

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