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Why “New” Doesn’t Mean Perfect

Many people carry the belief that because a home is new, it must be flawless. Unfortunately, no new product is free from the possibly of a defect. How often are new cars recalled? Why do skydivers always carry second parachutes, even when using a brand-new parachute as their primary?   Of course, those who work

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Top Indicators You May Have a Bad Real Estate Agent

Most real estate agents we deal with are good honest people who want the best for their clients. However, like in all types of work there is that small percentage that are only interested in themselves and they do not care if others are harmed. Average is not memorable so most average people are forgotten,

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Mold Behind Walls and Other Ridiculous Claims

As a home inspection company we sell all sorts of things during home inspections. We also come across and read a variety of social media posts and message boards with various issues and complaints. One situation that I have read twice online in only 2 days is where a new home owner is taking down

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The Myth of Bleach for Killing Mold

As a home inspection company in Ohio, we come across mold often. Some people will state that it can not be claimed to be mold unless it is tested, however when it is fuzzy, looks like and smells like mold, it is very very likely mold. We can test it if desired and to verify

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The air inside your home can  be 5 times as polluted as the air outdoors. As homes became tighter and more energy efficient this allowed for the accumulation of air pollutants such as allergens, dust mites, volatile organic compounds and other irritants. There are a few main strategies to improve IAQ First way is to

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Are they protecting home buyers or the deal?

Real estate agents are in a weird spot. They do not get paid unless the property get sold. It does not matter how many hours of time they spent showing houses or taking phones calls and answering emails at nearly all hours of the day. Until the home gets sold the agent does not receive

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Testing for VOC

The common time to test for VOCs is following a renovation project because the VOCs found in many building materials, furnishings, paints, and varnishes can result in higher levels of these chemicals. While some VOCs do have a clearly identifiable odor, you cannot rely on your sense of smell alone to determine the concentration of

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Molds and lung problems

In people who have chronic lung problems and compromised immune systems, exposure to Aspergillus mold can cause the infection, aspergillosis. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest pain and fever. Aspergillosis is an infection or allergic reaction that caused by various kinds of molds. Aspergillus is a type of mold that is very commonly found when we do

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Indoor Air and Mold testing in Ohio

This was in Springfield Ohio, From one of our Springfield Ohio home inspectors the other day: “I just had an agent tell a client that they don’t really need a mold test because Clark County Health Department had a class where they told all the realtors that there isn’t dangerous mold in our area. He

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Are Dark Colored Molds Really More Dangerous?

There is a significant amount of misinformation surrounding “black mold”. This misinformation contributes to the ease in which immoral contractors/companies can use scare tactics to take advantage of a naive customer. In this article we are going to dispel these lies and ensure when you finish reading you will be more informed than you started!

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