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  • Ten Steps to Find Hidden Mold Infestation

    Often mold infestation problems are hidden inside the building materials of a home, condominium, apartment, office, or commercial building. To find hidden mold problems, use the following mold investigation steps, according to international mold expert Phillip Fry, author of the e-book Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Inspection, Testing, Remediation, and Prevention. 1. Use do it yourself mold test kits ...


    By C.M.I.C.I.

  • Licensed Mold Assessors Provide New York Residents with Peace of Mind

    Recently, New York State’s Department of Labor began enforcing Article 32 of the agency’s new Mold Program. It establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold inspections, assessments, and remediation. The purpose of the new regulation is to ensure the safety of the general public by allowing only licensed professionals to ...


    By VOETS, LLC

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    Mold and Other Potential Hazards Following Water Damage Caused by a Natural Disaster or Manmade Event

    Each year, insurance claims caused by water damage are one of the most common and expensive types of claim. Water damage can not only destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, it will also often result in the growth of mold, not to mention other contaminants that may have been introduced with the water. These frequently include sewage and even chemicals.   To help homeowners and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Louisiana Could Face Another Flood after Hurricane Isaac

    Hurricane Isaac has left many neighborhoods in Louisiana with no electricity, air conditioning, or clean water, and streets are flooded with soupy brown water. Officials believe it will be days before people who were forced to evacuate can return to their homes. Further reports from the Associated Press suggest that the flooding may not be over. A dam in Lake Tangipahoa, in Mississippi on the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Tips for Preventing Ice Dams and Property Damage Offered by Nation’s Leading Public Adjusters

    Many parts of the country have experienced record snowfall amounts and extreme cold temperatures this winter.  It is during this time of year that freezing temperatures can allow a ridge of ice to form on the edge of a roof.  This is known as an ice dam and when they occur they can allow water to back up behind it and leak into a home or building.  The end result is water damage ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hurricane Sandy Threatens U.S. East Coast

    Hurricane Sandy is currently moving north at 18mph, with wind of 105 mph, through the Bahamas as a Category 2 hurricane. Recent predictions expect the hurricane to hit the U.S.east coast near Marylandand Delawareon October 28th and move up the coast until it reaches New England between October 29th and October 30th. As the hurricane moves north across the Atlantic, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Residents of Puerto Rico Advised that Mold Issues Lurking behind Walls and Ceilings Can Cause Indoor Air Quality Problems

    Most people can readily recognize mold growing on a wall or ceiling in their home, office or school. Anytime there is visible mold growth there is a good chance people in the area are being exposed to elevated levels of it in the air they breathe.   While there are many situations where indoor mold growth is readily visible, it is also quite common for mold growth to be confined to places ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EnviroFry Environmental Hygienists Expand To Serve Mold Victims in Virginia & District of Columbia

    “Property owners, managers, and tenants anywhere in Virginia and the District of Columbia can now benefit from the high-tech mold inspection, testing, removal and remediation services of the international EnviroFry Environmental Hygienists firm that has expanded to serve mold victims in both states,” announces Phillip Fry, Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Environmental ...


    By C.M.I.C.I.

  • Saturated Midwest Leads to Mold Growth in Many Basements

    Recent weather conditions have brought exceptional amounts of rain to many parts of the Midwest.  Last week, theHolland Sentinelpublished a story about what their readers in Western Michigan should know about mold growing in their homes.   The article discusses the recent rains and the fact that many property owners have experienced moisture issues in their basements.  It stated, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Laundry Room Fire, Water and Mold Prevention Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses preventing laundry room fires, water damage and mold growth.  “While everyone wants a place to do laundry in their home, thousands of fires happen each year in laundry rooms and they are one of the more common ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The MACK Group, LLC completes industrial mold remediation project

    The MACK Group, LLC recently completed a large mold and moisture remediation project for a Fortune 500 industrial client. The work was performed in response to moisture infiltration of building components which subsequently produced mold. The MACK Group, LLC (MACK) was selected to perform the project based on their expert level of mold remediation and removal contractor services, their ...


    By MACK Group, LLC

  • Asthma’s Link to Mold Discussed in Online Video

    Asthma affects up to 7% of the U.S. population and it has been reported that asthma causes 4,000 deaths each year in the United States and ¼ million worldwide.   Mold is a known asthma trigger for some people, so it is important for those individuals to live and work in an environment that has good indoor air quality (IAQ) and is free of elevated mold levels.   Due to this ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Concerns have Hazelton Center’s Tenants on Edge

    Last month, The Standard Speaker reported that water leaks in the historic Hazelton Center in Hazelton, Pennsylvania have tenants of the building concerned.  According to the article there have been ongoing water leaks in the downtown building for a number of years, but more recently tenants have noticed possible mold growth and some employees of the building’s tenants have complained ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Apartment Possibly Infested by Mold has a Colorado Family on Edge

    Earlier this month, the local affiliate of ABC News reported about a Northglenn family’s struggle with mold in their apartment.  The mother of three children moved into the complex in early May, a month that saw heavy rainfall.  Shortly after the rains began she noticed water leaking into the apartment.  The flooding was so bad that the tenant claimed she had to use buckets ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Stabilize Before You Commercialize

    One of the hardest things to do in this business is to tell a customer that the great liquid product idea they are so excited about is at least 3-6 months away from commercialization. Nothing deflates them faster and I don’t enjoy sharing the news, but it has to be done. Hate me now, love me later when your product doesn’t explode or implode on the shelf. You see, any new liquid ...

  • Weather Protection Coating

    These test panels were partially coated with ENESEAL CR so a small section of the test panels on the top and bottom were left uncoated. One of the test panels from the set was placed on an outside test fence and remained exposed to the weather continuously for approximately nine years. The other test panel was stored continuously in the ENECON Laboratory without exposure to the outside ...


    By ENECON Corporation

  • Preventing Water Damage & Mold Caused by El Niño Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses El Niño and provides suggestions to help prevent water damage and mold growth in people’s homes and businesses.  “El Niño not only ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Douglas County Property Owners Face Sewage and Mold Contamination Issues from Historic Flooding

    EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions for residential and commercial properties affected by the recent devastating flood waters. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 21st, 2010 Recently residents of Douglas County, Nebraska were faced with overwhelming flooding in the King Lake area.  Flood waters entered numerous properties and since the area primarily utilizes ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Stachybotrys and Other Fungi a Major Issue in Water Damaged Properties

    When water damage in a building is not quickly and properly addressed, it can result in mold rapidly contaminating parts of a building.  In fact, mold can begin to grow in many circumstances in as short as 24 to 48 hours.   Mold growth on building materials can result in structural damage, decreased property values and serious health concerns for building occupants.  One of the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • FEMA Officials on the Lookout for Mold in Illinois

    Last week teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrived in Southern Illinois to begin a preliminary assessment of damage to homes and businesses from the recent flooding.  Many of these soaked structures already have visible mold growth that has area residents concerned.   According to an Illinois Department of Public Health Fact Sheet, “As molds grow, spores ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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