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The Risks Of Using Ozone Generators

You might’ve heard that ozone is bad for you, but how much do you really know about the dangers of ozone? Read on to learn on about how to protect your family from this toxic gas.   Ozone is a gas. Ozone molecules have three oxygen atoms, O3, whereas the oxygen we breathe has two.

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What Are Ozone Generators?

Today, we’re going to clear up some of the mystery behind ozone generators. Most people have heard of them, but what are they, and how do they work? Ozone generators are ozone-generating machines that purposefully puts out ozone gas. Although the claims are false, they are marketed are safe and effective air purifiers for the

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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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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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What Are Volatile Organic Compounds?

Volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) are gasses emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include an array of different chemicals, and the products containing them number in the thousands! These chemicals can have both short and long-term negative health effects. Paints, varnishes, wax, and many cleaning products all contain organic solvents. All of these products

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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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About Asbestos

New home buyers often have a lot of questions, and understandably so; you should have questions! One common question among new homebuyers is regarding the air quality inside the home, as no one wants to breathe in air that could make them sick. Unfortunately, a significant number of indoor air quality issues are difficult to

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