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Attic Mold

Attic Mold

A roof leak happens, what to do next? The answer to that is simple, call a licensed roofer out as soon as possible to fix the issue. Although this is the proper approach to take, what most homeowners do not know is that most leaks go unidentified for prolonged periods of time. Catching the leak…
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Molds In Gypsum Drywall Compared To Plaster

Molds In Gypsum Drywall Compared To Plaster

Starting in the 1940s, gypsum drywall began replacing plaster and lathe in the U.S. home construction industry. Our goal was to evaluate whether some mold populations differ in water-damaged homes primarily constructed with gypsum drywall compared to plaster. The dust samples from the 2006 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) American Health Homes Survey…
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Airborne Allergens

Airborne Allergens

High levels of airborne allergens in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks! The amount of mouse allergens found in the air in many inner-city homes could be high enough to trigger asthma symptoms in the children who live there, say researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Their study, published in the February issue of…
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Indoor Air Cleaning

Indoor Air Cleaning

Indoor air cleaning systems are one of the most commonly used methods for controlling indoor air pollution and the spread of mold. The other two methods are source control (eliminating or minimizing the source of pollution) and ventilation. Both portable air-cleaning units for room-size applications and in-duct devices/filters that are installed in the HVAC system…
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Tree And Planter Dangers

Tree And Planter Dangers

All About Tree and Planter Dangers Trees and planters are generally a desirable feature of home landscaping, tree and planters can pose a threat to buildings in a number of different ways. Trees and planters installed too close to your structure can cause damage to the foundation or to the exterior wall causing stucco or…
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Direct Bonding Of Standard Csst

Direct Bonding Of Standard CSST

Direct bonding is required for gas piping systems incorporating standard (yellow) or uncoated CSST whether or not the connected gas equipment is electrically powered. This requirement is provided as part of the manufacturer’s instruction for single-family and multi-family buildings and required by the 2009 and later editions of the National Fuel Gas Code, the International…
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