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2011-09-15 16:00:00

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2011-09-14 07:00:00

Flood damage may result in long term problems such as mold growth, which can cause different types of health problems. (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Water Damage Local.com is advising property owners to be aware of mold problems in the wake of severe weather than has caused billions of dollars in flood damage across the country. Mold is the most common by product of water damage and can also be one of the most destructive, costly, and with the greatest health risk. 2011 has so far seen record...

2011-05-02 23:01:00

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida based eWize Marketing 4U, a company that specializes in consumer driven niche products including the brand Zeelytes(TM) announced today they are contributing a percentage of every Zeelytes unit sold to help the relief efforts in Japan. Zeolites are considered to be one of the premier commercial all natural absorbents in the world and are now available for home use through their website http://www.zeelytes.com/ and certain retail...

2010-05-14 07:58:00

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- After being unoccupied for weeks, perhaps even months, shore houses are an ideal breeding ground for harmful agents including: mold, allergens and bacteria. The combination of poor circulation and moisture in the air sets the stage for unhealthy conditions. Even without a visible problem, such as a leak or flood, these two factors alone are enough to elevate air quality to an unhealthy level. "Given the fact that the South Jersey region...

2010-03-01 08:16:00

LAFAYETTE, La., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The blue house under construction was quite a sight in the Louisiana city of Lafayette, named for the French military hero who fought the British in the Revolutionary War. These days the war is against the legendary Formosan termite, which eats away at homes' foundations, especially in Southeastern U.S. where humidity and moisture are breeding grounds for the destructive pest. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100301/LA62130) For Robley...

2009-09-08 23:32:19

The only way to control indoor mold that can hurt people's health and damage a home is to control moisture levels in a home, U.S. officials say. Mold or fungi are microscopic organisms that play a key role in the decomposition of leaves, wood and other plant debris, officials at the Environmental Protection Agency say. When excess moisture accumulates indoors mold problem areas will develop. Depending on the sensitivity of the occupants, mold exposure can cause symptoms ranging from eye...

2009-08-31 13:21:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- During "National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month" in September, CertainTeed Corporation would like to encourage homeowners to take a step back and evaluate the potential for mold growth in their homes. Established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the purpose of Mold Awareness Month is to educate homeowners about the negative financial and health-related effects of indoor molds and toxins. (Logo:...

2008-05-29 00:00:04

By Gene Austin McClatchy Newspapers Q. I plan to build a simple deck at the back of my house this summer, using pressure-treated wood. What should I look for when buying the wood? Also, how much space should I leave between deck boards for drainage? - Ralph A. You should shop for premium-grade wood that has been properly dried after the preservation treatment. Using premium wood will result in less shrinkage, warping, cracking and other problems that often result when very wet wood is...