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  • Mold Forces Family from their Dream Home

    Last month, WBOC 16 published a story about mold contamination forcing a family to move out of their Maryland home.  The report discussed how high levels of indoor mold resulted in the family having to leave their dream home and move into an apartment.   According to the family, the previous seller knew of the problems.  Before purchasing the home the family hired a home inspector ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Forces Maryland Family from their Dream Home

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun reported about mold contamination forcing a family to move out of their Maryland home.  According to the news story, high levels of mold in the family’s home caused them to have to move out of their dream home and into an apartment.   The article reported that the family believes that the previous owners knew of the fungal ...

  • New Arkansas Law could slow home sales & mold inspections

    A new law is set to go into effect in Arkansas on January 1st that would require anyone performing mold investigations to be licensed by the state and some area residents are concerned that not enough inspectors can readily meet the new licensing requirements. Under the new law only individuals licensed by the state can report to homeowners if they have mold in their property. To be licensed mold ...


  • EIT Supply, Environmental Supply Company, Announces its New Line of Certified Environmental Test Kits

    Today, EIT Supply announced immediate availability of its New Line of Certified In-Home Test Kits, enabling Parents, Contractors, Home Inspectors, Realtors, Teachers, Homeowners, Tenants, Landlords, Lawyers, Advocates, Insurance Agents, Property Managers, Farmers and anyone else concerned about environmental hazards to test for a variety of toxins and chemical. These include Lead in water, ...


    By PRWeb

  • Florida Building Science Expert Offers Assistance Following Tropical Storm Debby

    Tropical Storm Debby dropped close to 2 feet of rain in parts of Florida last week causing evacuations as it slowly made its way across the state.  In addition to the heavy rains and flooding, many areas also experienced strong winds and even tornadoes.   Many people experienced damage to their homes and businesses due to flooding and wind damage.  As people begin to cleanup water ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Advanced Building Assessment Unveils New Website

    Today, Advanced Building Assessment has announced the redesign of their corporate website. The website, located at http://www.BldgInspect.com, provides even more information in an improved format to allow the company’s customers and the public to find information about everything from indoor air quality (IAQ) and insurance inspection services to site assessments and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Florida IAQ Consultant Helps Identify Defective Chinese Drywall

    Last month, it was reported than an $80 million settlement was reached between thousands of homeowners and a number of builders, suppliers and installers who used defective Chinese drywall.  Many of these affected homes were located throughout Florida.   The drywall has been blamed for emitting foul smells and sulfur compounds that corrode household items and building materials. Many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Tape-Lift Fungal Material Collection

    Taking a tape-lift sample is one of the main practices used by indoor environmental quality investigators for detecting whether mold structures (for example, spores and hyphae) have either settled onto or colonized the surface. Despite the popularity of the method, there can be significant inconsistency in how tape lifts are collected. A new ASTM International standard, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Florida Property Owners Eye NOAA’s Hurricane Predictions

    The hurricane season in the United States began on June 1st and doesn’t end until November 30th.  In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced their predictions for the 2012 hurricane season.  According to NOAA it will be average with 4 to 8 Atlantic hurricanes and 9 to 15 named storms.   Many in Florida are no strangers to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Orlando Building Sciences Expert Educates Florida Property Owners

    Advanced Building Assessment has a long tradition of helping Florida homeowners prevent and respond to environmental and structural issues in their homes, offices and schools.  Their employees have been serving the residential and commercial building evaluation needs of area residents for over 20 years.   As one of central Florida’s most trusted and respected environmental ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Building Owners & Property Managers Prepare for Strict New Lead Regulations

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing solutions for commercial and multi-housing residential properties in preparation of the EPA’s RRP lead testing requirements.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S." One of the most common sources of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IndoorDoctor Advises Builders on Preventing Depreciation in Homes by Avoiding Environmental Consequences

    IndoorDoctor, an independent New England based environmental testing firm, has seen a significant increase with prospective homebuyers investing in advanced environmental testing prior to the purchase of a home. The reason is simple: homebuyers do not want to risk their biggest purchase depreciating due to a flawed design that might lead to environmental consequences such as mold, hidden ...


    By Marketwire

  • Lead Hazards from Home Renovations & Remodeling Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses potential lead hazards during home renovations and remodeling activities.   Lead has long been recognized as a harmful environmental pollutant. In 1991, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New York Residents Advised of the Common Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Children

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead. The CDC also states that there are approximately half a million U.S. children ages 1-5 with blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the reference level at which the CDC recommends public health actions ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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