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Basements

Mold is usually easy to identify, but some other types of growth and staining can masquerade as mold. If you've found growth or markings that resemble mold, take time to confirm that they're not actually one of the following mold look-alikes.

Green staining on the outside of the house: If...

Bathroom Cleaning
Your cozy home may be your refuge, but did you know that many of the things in your house can make you sick? As homes have been tightened for improved energy efficiency, the residential indoor air quality has suffered. Today, the air quality inside a home can actually be even more polluted...
Interior Remodeling

Radon gas dangers in the home have become more prevalent, and can affect homeowners before radon is detected. Consider the story of Stanley, a nuclear power company employee from Pennsylvania. One day he arrived at work and the radiation monitors at the plant screamed an alarm. The experts...

Garage Doors

Home Sweet Home can harbor many dangers that are easy to put off fixing or overlook altogether. Take time to secure your home inside and out to prevent the following top home danger zones from impacting your family’s safety and security.

Insufficient fire protection: Buying a bunch of smoke...

Identifying Mold

A professional mold inspector can be very helpful if conducted correctly, but an increasing awareness of the dangers of mold has likewise increased the number of so-called "professional mold testers" who don't understand the relationship between contaminants found in the air or dust and the...