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What Causes Mold to Grow in Homes?

The single most important thing to know about mold growth, whether in a house or commercial building, is that excessive moisture is primarily the culprit of what causes mold to grow.  However, below are other factors along with moisture that can contribute to a mold problem.

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Living the Good Life – Least Toxic Pest Control for Home, Lawn and Garden

There is a natural and least toxic pest control alternative to our environmental challenges. Healthy homes, yards and gardens are available to those who want the best for their environment and family.

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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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Can Mold be Cleaned from Materials?

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When visible mold is discovered in a property on materials or surfaces, a common question is, ‘can mold be cleaned?’  They may also wonder if they should clean the mold themselves.

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Mold Remediation Guidance in Florida

Mold remediation contractors in Florida are generally conscientious, trying hard to bring each project to a condition where it will pass “clearance testing” (the Post-Remediation Verification inspection) on the first try. Some mold remediation guidance can be useful so that cleaning attempts are successful. If unsuccessful, this will certainly cost the mold remediation contractor additional cleaning time and therefore money, and it may damage their reputation with their client and/or insurance personnel. Depending on their contract, the contractor may be responsible for some or all of the cost of follow-up testing.

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IET is Awarded for Super Service 5 Years in a Row

Tampa Bay, Florida – Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) is proud to announce it has earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA) now for the 5th year in a row, including 2017. This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List the past year.

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