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Are Contractors Taking Mold Seriously Enough?

Survey Says: No
By Matt Bishop
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Even though mold remediation could potentially open a new revenue stream for HVAC contractors, some believe their peers don’t take mold nearly seriously enough.


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March 4, 2014: LA Testing Provides Mold, IAQ Testing of Crawl Spaces

California Residents Get Testing Services to Identify Contamination Issues
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LA Testing announced that it is providing testing for mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in crawl spaces. The company offers the sampling equipment and analysis to identify mold and other IAQ contaminants.


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Consumer Comfort Dependent on Humidity Control

Comfort, Health Big Factors in Controlling Moisture
By Matt Bishop
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When it comes to IAQ, humidity plays an influential role in the health, safety, and comfort of occupants in buildings and homes. 


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Foreclosures Lead to HVAC Opportunities

By Sarah Wilbanks
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Although foreclosed homes are affordable, they are often in need of extensive repairs and renovation.


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Tips on Controlling Humidity Levels (and Mold)

By John R. Hall
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The good idea of sealing up a building to make it energy efficient had some unwanted side-effects. Lack of circulation or the inability of a building to breathe compounded the high humidity problem. Fortunately, the HVAC trade has remained a leader in providing information, answers, and products to combat the humidity problem.
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IAQ Testing Becomes More Critical

By John R. Hall
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Indoor air quality is something that can’t be seen or heard - but it can be measured. And the better the method of measurement, the better the chances of reducing contaminant, allergen, and dust levels in the environment.
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IAQ Research Reveals Regional Differences

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High humidity within homes creates numerous problems. Despite the many home-related humidity issues, there has been little to no measured data available on actual indoor humidity levels in U.S. households. That is why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) to collect data from homes on interior humidity levels.
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Mold Control: Preventing Moisture in Schools During Summer

By David Simkins
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The moisture content in a school’s building envelope can provide the medium that mold needs for incubation and growth. Whether a school is under construction or unoccupied during the summer break, it likely is without an HVAC system to help control moisture. Without humidity control, school buildings can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
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Mold Remediation Certification Course

9/14/13
Midlothian, Va.

Ever wonder what the next step is after a mold sample comes back from the lab with high results or you see visible mold?

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Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

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