Monthly Archives: March 2015

Home Inspector Tip: How Indoor Allergens & Pollutants May Impact those with COPD

This newly released video from the IAQ Video Network discusses how people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, may be impacted by exposure to indoor allergens and pollutants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv-rKdXoW5A

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Chinese Made Laminate Flooring Sold by Lumber Liquidators Unsafe Due to Formaldehyde?

According to the following report which appeared on 60 Minutes on March 1, 2015, Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards. http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/A3GckRjCT6fZltzjt0BH8GKM0nGZJ8cw/lumber-liquidators-linked-to-health-and-safety-violations/ Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen that is … Continue reading

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Home Inspector Tip: Test Your Home For Radon

 

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Home Inspector Tip: 15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko     The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find … Continue reading

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Home Inspector Tip: How to Test And Clean Your Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Proper installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms could save your life, or the life of a loved one. While we should all test our alarms on a monthly basis, the reality is that few of us do … Continue reading

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