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What Are Whole House Fans, And How Do They Work?

Whole house fans are a popular choice for keeping your home cool during the warmer months without overspending on your monthly utilities bill. They are great when the nights are cool. But what exactly are they, and how do they work?   To put ...

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Steps To Take When A Pipe Bursts In Your Home

Owning a home is a huge commitment and can be a large expense (that pays off well in the long run), especially in the case of surprise emergency repairs. What is one to do if a pipe unexpectedly busts in your home?   A burst water pipe can ...

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Is There Such A Thing As “Radon Season?”

  Radon is the naturally occurring gas that is responsible for being the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Because it is odorless and invisible to the naked eye, most people are unaware they have radon in their homes, which is ...

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Christmas Trees and Mold

With Christmas time here, those of you who put up Christmas trees have probably had your tree up and decorated for a hot minute by now; but could your tree be triggering your allergies?   What a lot of people don’t realize is that live ...

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What Household Items Are Likely to Release VOCs?

The average person likely doesn’t think twice before lighting a candle or polishing the floor. Surprisingly, many common household products are chock full of potentially harmful chemicals, such as VOCs!  What are VOC's?   But fear not! ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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