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Buying a home is expensive enough as it is! Why would you choose to spend more money if it is not necessary? In this article, we'll delve into what a home inspection can reveal and whether it is worth the investment. Key Takeaways Home inspections can uncover potentially life-threatening problems like mold or faulty wiring that could cause a significant fire. A home inspection contingency allows buyers to learn about major and minor issues with a home before purchasing it. Many lenders won't offer financing on a home without an inspection. Mo…

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Black mold can lower your home’s air quality, harming your health. This is because it can prompt some allergic reactions, especially in people with mold allergies. Some toxic molds can even cause severe damage to your body’s immune system. It’s already bad enough to have black mold growing in places like your bathroom or basement, but what if mold starts growing in your air conditioner? Luckily, in this article, you’ll learn how to prevent it, and what to do in case you do find it in your HVAC system. Does Black Mold Pose Any Danger If it Sta…

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Not all molds are toxic. Just because mold is black doesn’t necessarily mean it’s toxic. The color and toxicity of mold all play an important role when it comes to mold prevention. This is because they have different health effects which also determine how to handle them. But how, exactly, is there a difference between black-colored mold and black toxic mold? How can you tell which is which? We here at Markham Services have the answers! Black-Colored Mold: What is It? This is a type of mold that contains black pigmentation. It’s usually assum…

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Mold is insidious. It clings to damp buildings and sticks to moisture-filled surfaces like walls, roofs and ceilings when leaks occur. It can also actively grow on paper, furnishings, clothing and ceramic tiles. Certain conditions enable the mold to reinforce its presence. For example, it’s partial to moist and humid environments. It can start in one area and soon take over an entire space. Normally, it’s found in bathrooms, basements and attics where there’s less sunlight exposure. Finding Black Mold in Your Home Mold can be easy to detect wi…

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Because of the health impact, indoor air quality is important to everyone: staff, tenants, building managers and landlords. Sadly, the issue has long been overlooked in comparison to outdoor air pollution. So, what exactly does indoor air quality mean? It basically refers to how clean air is inside a building. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality can be up to 5x more polluted than outdoor air quality. Knowing and controlling common pollutants indoors can significantly help minimize the risk of health issues. H…

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