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DIY Lead Paint Test Kits Explained: Do They Really Work?

DIY Lead Paint Test Kits Explained: Do They Really Work?

Everyone knows that exposure to lead is bad for you. It can cause a range of health issues and is especially damaging to young children. Yet it’s something many of us come into contact with every day. If your home was built before 1978, there’s a good chance it has...

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The Complete Guide to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

The Complete Guide to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

If you’re a homeowner or have ever worked in the construction industry, you’ve probably heard people refer to asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs). While most people are aware that asbestos is potentially dangerous, and something you don’t want in your...

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7 Ways to Deal with Mold Quickly to Avoid Allergies

7 Ways to Deal with Mold Quickly to Avoid Allergies

Are you worried you may have mold growing in or around your home? Maybe you’ve detected a musty odor, found discolored patches on your walls, or noticed brown or green gunk collecting in the corners of your shower. It’s important to address mold as quickly as possible...

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10 Types of Mold Colors Commonly Found in the House

10 Types of Mold Colors Commonly Found in the House

Molds come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and while some may think that color can serve as an identifying characteristic, unfortunately, it is not. The main means of identifying molds involve looking closely at the structure, spore, and growth morphology, which...

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Mold Remediation: How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

Mold Remediation: How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

Mold infestations are common in houses, especially in wetter regions like the Pacific Northwest. The moist winters here can do a number on wood, drywall, and flooring, so it’s important to clean black mold before it gets bad. Removing mold from your home may seem like...

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Mold in Cold Temperatures: 5 Common Winter Mold Questions

Mold in Cold Temperatures: 5 Common Winter Mold Questions

Mold is commonly thought of as a seasonal problem, and many homeowners think mold issues disappear when the weather is cold. But while temperature does affect the way mold grows, it’s a year-round problem. Mold growing on indoor surfaces can damage your home and...

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How to Find Hidden Black Mold in Your Home

How to Find Hidden Black Mold in Your Home

Do you suspect you have mold hidden in your home? Whether you can visibly see mold growing or can smell an unpleasant earthy odor, mold is a common problem in houses with water damage or leaks. If you see signs of mold in your home, a black mold test can be performed...

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Oregon Side-Steps Asbestos Lab Accreditation

Oregon Side-Steps Asbestos Lab Accreditation

Did you know that in Oregon, lab accreditation is not required for asbestos? It's true! Essentially, anyone who lacks knowledge or training can hang out their shingle, say they're an asbestos lab, and take your money. The buyer better beware. Without accreditation,...

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