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  • Tips for preventing mold allergies

    Allergies affect millions of Americans across the country. Many of these allergy sufferers are allergic to mold, both from indoor and outdoor environments. Mold allergies can cause a host of symptoms for those with allergic reactions, not to mention it can also be a trigger for those suffering from asthma. These symptoms can include watery eyes, congestion, itchy nose, sneezing, coughing and even ...


  • Tips to Prevent Mold Growth after Hurricane Isaac

    Hurricane Isaac is predicted to strike the Gulf Coast of the United States late Tuesday or early Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane with wind speeds up to 110 mph and torrential rains. The severe weather has many property owners in the area concerned about protecting their homes from water damage. There are many basic precautionary steps property owners and tenants can take to minimize the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Tips to prevent mold growth from hurricanes and floods

    EMSL Analytical offers preventive tips and testing solutions for residential and commercial properties threatened by devastating floods and water damage. Powerful storms recently slammed several Midwestern States causing severe flooding and now Hurricane Bill threatens the East Coast with strong winds and torrential rains if it turns inland. All of this severe weather is certainly enough to make ...


  • Preventing Common Sources of Water Damage and Mold Growth

    One of the most common reasons for an insurance claim in a commercial or residential property is due to water damage. Water damage can be caused by many factors, including natural flooding events, leaking roofs and windows, indoor plumbing leaks and even sewer backups. The presence of water indoors can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, and in some ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Mold Venting

    When molten plastic is injected into the mold, the air in the cavity has to be displaced. To accomplish this, vents are machined into the parting line to evacuate the air and are extremely important to the consistent production of high quality products. In many cases, this is an area in mold design and construction that is often overlooked. Vents should be located at the extremities of the part ...


    By Aco Mold Manufacturing

  • PuroClean Says Summer Brings New Challenges for Preventing Indoor Mold

    Should homeowners worry about mold in their homes during the summer months? The answer is an absolute "Yes," according to Steve Leger, executive vice president of operations for PuroClean. "Mold can grow almost anywhere there is moisture," says Leger. "And it grows on almost anything: paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, fabric, insulation, even dust. It can cause ...


    By Marketwire

  • Chicago Housing Authority Hosts Mold Prevention and Removal Workshop

    The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is the largest owner of rental housing in the city of Chicago. It also oversees the administration of 37,000 Housing Choice vouchers that allow low-income families to rent in the private market. The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program successfully provides low-income families affordable housing opportunities in the private market due, in large part, to a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Home Construction Professionals Turn to MPI Antimicrobial to Prevent Future Mold Problems

    For people buying a new home, the last concern they want to have is mold appearing in their new house.  All it takes for mold to begin to grow indoors is moisture, which can come from something as simple as elevated humidity in an attic or crawl space.   With the increased awareness of health issues related to indoor molds, many home builders have begun to utilize products and materials ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • How Mold Enters a Property & Steps to Prevent it from Becoming a Problem

    Today, most people recognize that working, going to school or living in an indoor environment with high levels of mold can lead to health issues.  Although mold growth often follows a water damaging event, most people are unaware of how mold enters a building in the first place.   Mold and mold spores occur naturally in the outdoor environment. It can enter a home or other building ...


    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

  • Homes with Children Should be Tested for Mold to Help Prevent Asthma

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 10th, 2011 A study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology shows the correlation between mold exposure at a young age and the development of childhood asthma.  The article, entitled “High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age”, followed a high-risk group of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It

    In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). Over the past two decades, the public and healthcare providers have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated levels of mold in homes, schools, and work environments.   In ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Video Showcases Innovative Products Designed to Resolve & Prevent Mold Issues

    Mold remediation professionals and contractors who help resolve mold issues in people’s homes, schools and at places of business, provide vital services that help protect building occupants’ health and the value of their property. When called upon to resolve a mold problem, professionals know that the products they use are critical for safely eliminating any problems and preventing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Advice for Texas Vacation Property Owners to Prevent Costly Moisture Damage and Mold

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer vacation. Many people with vacation properties in Texas and along the Gulf Coast have now left their second homes for what may be weeks or even months.  Unfortunately, these seaside homes, condominiums, and country ranches can turn into a costly nightmare if water damage occurs while people are away.  Even a small water leak can turn into a ...

  • Pensacola Mold Testing Firm Gives Tips to Prevent Mold Growth from Recent Flooding

    Potential severe weather is certainly enough to make property owners concerned about protecting their homes from water damage.This weekend’s storms in Pensacola and the surrounding areas have caused flooding and water damage to both residential and commercial buildings.    EMSL offers some basic steps that property owners and tenants can perform to minimize the damage and risks of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Chicago Mold Testing Lab Gives Midwest Residents Tips on Preventing Mold Growth from Floods

    EMSL Analytical offers preventive tips and testing solutions for residential and commercial properties threatened by devastating floods and water damage. Chicago, IL - March 14, 2011 Powerful storms recently slammed several Midwestern States including Indiana and Ohio causing severe flooding.  All of this severe weather is certainly enough to make any property owner concerned about ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Florida Mold Testing Lab Gives Tips to Prevent Mold Growth from Hurricanes and Floods

    Hurricane Irene is threatening the east coast of the united states with strong winds and torrential rains.   This potential severe weather is certainly enough to make any property owner concerned about protecting their homes from water damage. If a severe storm threatens property with water damage there are some basic steps property owners and tenants can perform to minimize the damage ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Pennsylvania Mold Testing Firm Provides Tips To Prevent Mold Growth From Hurricane Irene and Flooding

        Hurricane Irene is expected to create problems along many states of the east coast from North Carolina to Maine.  Many property owners may return to flood damaged properties that can harbor environmental issues such as raw sewage, ...

  • September is mold awareness month

    In 2008, the governors of Georgia, Michigan and several other states proclaimed September 2008 to be Indoor Mold Awareness Month. Earlier this year the Nevada State Legislature also designated September 2009 as National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month. This special designation for September is meant to increase public awareness of how indoor molds can adversely affect human health. Since mold ...


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