Author Archives: Todd Smith

WATER DAMAGE: Has Your Home Been Infiltrated by the Enemy?

With all of the flooding we’ve seen in the news recently in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, it’s gotten folks thinking about the tremendous damage that water can do to a structure like a home. Not only can it reduce dry wall to a pulpy mess, it also damages beautiful hardwood flooring, carpeting and furniture. It takes […]

Is your home making you sick?

Allergens that Affect Indoor Air Quality in Homes As homeowners, mold is not the only air quality issue that we need to worry about. Many other allergens can affect our health and the ability to breathe well. If you’re constantly coughing, have watery eyes, and/or post-nasal drip, an allergen is probably the cause. Allergens that […]

Should You Worry About Indoor Air Quality in Homes

Are you concerned about indoor air quality in homes? When many of us think about air pollution, it manifests an image of heavy smog created by industrial smokestacks. We don’t really think of pollution in our homes caused by poor ventilation and stale air. Indoor air quality is certainly something we need to worry about.   […]

Indoor Air Quality in Homes: Steps for Asthmatics to Take

As an asthmatic, there’s nothing more frightening and frustrating than being unable to breathe properly. The problem becomes especially troublesome when it happens in your own home. Fortunately, with the right knowledge, you can improve your home’s air quality and reduce the amount of allergens and triggers that you come into contact with. So, how can […]

5 surprising symptoms that could be a sign of mold exposure

As the weather changes and seasonal allergies and viruses begin to make their appearance, many will experience the familiar symptoms associated with these illnesses and conditions. However, in some cases that runny nose or rash may be a sign of something else entirely. There are tens of thousands of mold varieties that can be found both indoors and […]

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Indoor air quality in homes has a major impact on the health of you and your family. This is especially true for people who have allergies or asthma. To ensure the health and well-being of you and your loved ones, here are a few tips for improving indoor air quality in homes. Turn on the […]

Energy-Efficient Improvements and Indoor Air Quality in Homes

There is a concern with energy-efficient improvements and the effect on indoor air quality in homes. Many don’t take on these projects specifically for improved energy usage but will adopt the growing trend of green home remodeling practices with new renovations. Green building contractors incorporate the idea into all aspects of a remodel for energy efficiency and resource sustainability. While these are noble goals, indoor air […]

How Your Pet Affects your indoor Air Quality

According to the SPCA, there are more than 170 million dogs and cats owned in the United States. If you are a homeowner who has included one of these pets as part of your family, you may be surprised to learn that they could be adversely affecting your indoor air quality. Here are some questions […]

The Importance of Mold Testing After Water Leak or Flooding

When water has penetrated a structure, the need for a specialist to test for mold is imperative especially if the structure did not dry within 48 hours. Study after study has shown that particular molds cause both short-term and long-term health issues. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently posted mold prevention strategies discussing the […]

Mold Testing for Health Concerns — 3 Illnesses Caused by Mold

Mold is a silent and dangerous toxic microorganism. It can crop up without notice and create a myriad of health complications, and can often be ignored until the problem has become very serious. At Premier Mold Inspection and Testing, we offer mold testing for health concerns to identify and eradicate this dangerous environmental toxin from your […]