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Why A Pre-Listing Inspection Makes Sense"...If you are thinking of selling your home, you might want to consider having a pre-listing inspection prior to listing your home. Here's why:  In todays' real estate market homebuyers can afford to be choosy. A pre-listing inspection sets the stage for a...
01/28/2007
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What are molds?They are microscopic organisms, found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Molds are musty smelling members of the fungi kingdom that feed on organic materials and thrive in moist conditions. Some fungi are parasitic and feed off a living host. The saprophyte group of fungi can produc...
01/22/2007
Mold Information - Mold Remediation  Florida Healthy Home Inspections provides mold remediation services following the guidelines established by the EPA and by the New York City Department of Health's Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments.different sampling meth...
01/22/2007
Mold & Your HealthMold causes disease through two mechanisms:Mycoses - fungi infects a human host and causes diseaseToxicoses - toxins produced the fungi cause disease General Symptoms - Headaches, lethargy, fatigue, poor concentration, systemic effects of hypersensitivity pneumonitisEye Findings...
01/22/2007
Top 10 Things to Do to Get Ready for a Home Inspection1) Clean the HouseThis sounds so simple yet home owners often overlook this tactic. Home inspectors are people first and inspectors second. As people, they carry preconceived ideas of how well a home has been maintained. Clean homes say you ca...
01/16/2007
What are aerosols and bioaerosols?Aerosols are substances that are suspended in air, such as tobacco smoke particulates and the dirt and dust particles that are visible in a ray of sunlight streaming in through a window. Bioaerosols are airborne particles from living organisms such as bacteria, v...
01/16/2007
"There is no practical means to limit exposure to pollutants outdoors. However, at least half of a 24-hour day is spent indoors, and air conditioning with high-efficiency air filtration can markedly decrease indoor exposure."-Environmental Control Measures for Asthma Miles Weinberger, M.D.; Profe...
01/10/2007
MOLD - It's as old as the Earth and it's everywhere.  Even though the issue of mold is not new, I thought it would be helpful to pass along these tips to help you prevent mold from growing in your home.The most important steps in controlling mold growth are to clean any existing mold and to elimi...
01/05/2007
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