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Real Estate: So Much House – So Little Due Diligence!

By Dale | October 13, 2021

By: Dale Ortman – Owner of Certified Inspectors of America We have all seen it. The “for sale” sign goes suddenly goes up in the yard of the neighbors home and we are amazed that when we check on the internet, the listing says it is “Sold”. How did it happen that fast? Is the […]

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The Importance of Dehumidification

By Dale | July 18, 2021

“…what can be done to maintain and extend the effective life of these important appliances?”

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Crawlspace Conundrums!

By Certified Inspectors of America | March 3, 2021

The last few weeks have reminded us that the spring rainfall is coming. During a recent air quality inspection of a crawlspace, it was discovered that there was water sitting on top of the vapor barrier. The puddles were within a few feet of the HVAC unit/air handler that was located in the crawlspace. It […]

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New Year’s Checklist for Mold Prevention

By Certified Inspectors of America | January 8, 2021

Have you begun to make plans for the upcoming year? With New Year’s Eve just behind us, many homeowners are looking around their post-holiday homes with amazement and shock.

Most Common Types of Mold in Your Home

By Certified Inspectors of America | December 21, 2020

It is important to know what type of mold you are dealing with to properly treat the problem area. Each one has different characteristics and can grow in specific areas in your house.

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Locked Down with Mold: Ways to Prevent Mold Build Up

By Certified Inspectors of America | December 12, 2020

Many of us are shut indoors because of the lockdown brought by the spread of COVID-19, and this can create extra air moisture from showers and baths, drying laundry, and steam from cooking; all of these can lead to mold appearing on our walls and ceilings.

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Is Mold Causing That Rash?

By Certified Inspectors of America | December 5, 2020

Mold is one of the most common problems that homeowners run into and is not an indication of a dirty household. On the contrary, mold buildup and bacterial growth can happen within any area, given the right conditions.

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Cleaning for Mold Prevention

By Certified Inspectors of America | November 23, 2020

It’s easier and healthier to prevent mold than it is to try to clean it up. This article will explore some simple ways you can use to clean your home to prevent and control mold.

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Is That Mold I Smell?

By Certified Inspectors of America | November 16, 2020

With the seasons changing and people beginning to use confined areas to store their summer clothes and belongings, a small population of homeowners have noticed an odd smell creeping into their noses.

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The Dangers of Radon

By Certified Inspectors of America | November 6, 2020

There are a lot of things that affect the air quality in our homes, mold being one at the top of the list. But it is not always the cause, according to our mold certified inspectors.