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Lead Paint Remains a Risk Across the Country

According to a recent blog post on www.consumerreports.org, lead paint poses dangers to people’s health across the country, with a very high percentage of homes and other structures built before 1940 containing this toxic heavy metal. Lead contamination can cause significant health problems for adults as well as children. Lead contamination can result from deteriorating Read More …

Mold in Air Ducts a Concern During Hot Weather

Extreme heat across the South Florida region has prompted many residents in locations across the region to seek the shelter and comfort of air conditioning. However, with heavy use of AC, people can experience mold growth within air ducts in homes, offices, stores and other locations. In places like Hollywood, Davie, Miami, Kendall, Boca Raton, Read More …

Return of Rainy Season Brings Increased Risk for Mold Issues

With many areas across the area finally receiving more regular rainfall, the chances for mold problems have gone up. In many locations, drier-than-normal conditions and infrequent precipitation events marked the start of this year’s rainy season. However, more rains can lead to roof leaks, water damage and flooding, all of which can lead to mold Read More …

Unlicensed Contractor Causes Asbestos Problem

Unlicensed contractors can cause unexpected problems, as a recent case from Buffalo, N.Y. illustrates. The Buffalo man lived without heat after an unlicensed contractor attempted to fix a boiler and wound up releasing asbestos. The health department halted the work, and the tenant lived in the home for two months without heat. Unlicensed contractors may Read More …

Mold Frequently Strikes After Water Damage

In the aftermath of water damage, such as that caused by flooding, burst plumbing lines and burst water mains, mold often occurs, adding insult to injury for people who have seen their homes and possessions damaged or lost. Many people in California have experienced this firsthand as heavy rains have overwhelmed residents in Northern California. Read More …

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Mold Remediation Services

People have speculated that poor indoor air quality, from multiple sources, could make us all sicker. When the air that we breathe in our homes contains contaminants and pollutants such as dust, mold and bacteria, it can potentially contribute to respiratory illnesses and infections. Asthma rates have risen in the United States, and some believe Read More …