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Home Improvement Tips To Help You Breathe Easier -Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: October 28, 2013 by in Maintenance/Safety, Mold
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One in five Americans suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). As the 2013 allergy season begins, experts warn that it may be one of the worst in recent years, with people experiencing an unusually strong reaction due to increased tree pollen. But little attention is paid to the impact of indoor air on allergies, asthma and general health. We spend an average of approximately 90 percent or more of our time indoors, according to the Continue Reading ...

Mold Information from the EPA with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: March 12, 2011 by in Mold
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Suspect mold in your home?  Have a musty odor?  Anyone in the home getting sick with allergy type system, hay fever?  Feeling tired and fatique.  It could be that you have mold inside of your home. At Certainty Home Inspections, our certified ESA mold specialists can perform an indoor air quality test  for you on your home.  The test will tell you the types of mold your home has, the quantities of mold, whether it is elevated or not, and the health effects that are associated with the Continue Reading ...

New Albany Indiana Home Inspector Finds Mold!

Posted on: August 4, 2010 by in Mold
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While inspecting a home in New Albany Indiana, Cory Kern, one of Certainty's top inspectors noticed one of the worst cases of mold we have ever seen. This home has obviously had a moisture issue for some time. This home will require a mold remediation company to come in and remove this mold problem. At Certainty, we are ESA (Environmental Solutions Agency) certified mold inspectors. If you need your home tested for mold please give us a call at 866-417-9591. Don't let your mold problem become Continue Reading ...

Types of Mold with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: March 10, 2010 by in Mold
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TYPES OF MOLD Alternaria-Extremely widespread and common spore, common in soil, dead plants and foodstuff.  It is often found indoors growing on cellulosic materials and as settled dust on carpets, textiles,etc.  Potential opportunistic human pathogen.  Commonly recognized as type I(Hayfever) and type III hypersensitivity pneumontis. Epicoccum- A common allergen found in plants, soil, grains, textiles, and paper products, secondary invader of damaged plant tissue.   Common cause of Continue Reading ...

Types of Mold In Southern Indiana & Louisville area

Posted on: March 10, 2010 by in Mold
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TYPES OF MOLD Alternaria-Extremely widespread and common spore, common in soil, dead plants and foodstuff.  It is often found indoors growing on cellulosic materials and as settled dust on carpets, textiles,etc.  Potential opportunistic human pathogen.  Commonly recognized as type I(Hayfever) and type III hypersensitivity pneumontis. Epicoccum- A common allergen found in plants, soil, grains, textiles, and paper products, secondary invader of damaged plant tissue.   Common cause of Continue Reading ...

The Causes of Mold with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: March 2, 2010 by in Mold
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What Causes Mold, you ask? Mold cannot exist without moisture. Therefore, any moisture whatsoever, whether it be from inadequate grading and drainage, a leaking roof, window, or door, or moisture from a faulty exhaust vent, a condensate pipe, an evaporator coil, or a component of a plumbing system should be serviced immediately, or the potential for mold contamination will remain. What’s The Concern: Mold is a microorganism that has tiny seeds, or spores, that are spread on the air, land, Continue Reading ...

History of Mold with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: March 2, 2010 by in Mold
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In Biblical times, it was known that indoor mold could be a health concern. Mold was identified as the cause of mysterious deaths of farm animals in the 1930's. "Stachybotrys chartarum" was found growing on wet grain used for feeding animals. The industry now calls for greater regulations and keeps a better watch on the contamination of grains that are fed to animals. In the 1970's, homes became more air tight and they began being built with drywall instead of plaster. Although the tighter the Continue Reading ...