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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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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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Are you having trouble with carpet mold? Mold is a serious issue in many homes across the nation. It can be especially annoying if you find some mold growing on your carpet. You may find it difficult to decide whether it’s reasonable to clean the carpet or completely discard it. It’s important to remember that mold isn’t only an aesthetic issue. Some people may experience moderate to serious health effects from a high mold concentration in the air. That’s why you should always address mold problems as soon as possible. In the following paragrap…

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