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Prevent Problems from Becoming Catastrophes with an Early Detection Home Mold Inspection After a Water Intrusion in Your Home

During a home mold inspection, we uncovered concerning issues that, if addressed properly, would potentially save a client from having to tackle extensive mold troubles down the road. Maddy contacted us because she was concerned she may be exposed to excessive mold growth in her Lake Oswego home. She said she smelled a musty odor […]

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Renovations Have Homeowner Asking: Could Asbestos be Lurking in My Older Home?

The quick answer to this homeowner’s question is:  Yes. Asbestos could be lurking within the walls, ceilings, floors and other materials inside any older home. Where Asbestos May Be Present in a Home Many people automatically think of insulation as the main source of asbestos in homes. It is true that houses built between 1930 […]

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Dampness in Office Buildings Causes Concerns

Ask around and it wouldn’t be too difficult to find office workers who suspect their workplace makes them sick. But, this can literally be true when dampness causes excessive mold growth inside office buildings. It’s not uncommon for office buildings to develop dampness issues from roof and window leaks, condensation, plumbing leaks, and high indoor […]

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Lead Testing Detects Contamination After Renovations

  Often, there is the potential for disturbing lead-based paint and other lead-containing materials during home renovation projects. This could result in potentially harmful levels of lead in dust particles in your home. A client of ours, Danielle, contacted us for lead testing with just such a concern after performing multiple renovations in her older […]

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Mold Assessment Helps Home Seller By Revealing Roof Leak

Healthy Home’s, Mold Limited Screening Service helped a client who was trying to sell his home determine that a roof leak was responsible for a mysterious stain that was causing concern for potential home buyers. Because of this, our client was able to avoid creating a haven for excessive mold growth in his home – […]

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Set Your Mind at Ease with Professional Mold Testing

  If you need your home checked for excessive mold or fungi growth, you want to be sure that the company you choose is professional, diligent in their testing procedures and uses the most up-to-date equipment available. At Healthy Home, our mold testing services are second to none. Rainy Weather Fosters Mold Growth Rainy winters […]

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Testing Before Home Renovations Ensures Proper Safety Measures Are Taken

If you’re planning a home improvement project, it’s important to test for the presence of lead-based paint and asbestos in the materials that will be affected by the renovations. If testing reveals the presence of lead-based paint or asbestos in areas that will be disturbed, you can ensure that the contractors performing the renovations take […]

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Unlicensed Contractor Causes Problems for Homeowners

You could waste a lot of time and money if you don’t make sure the company you hire to remove lead-based paint from your home is certified and licensed by the State of Oregon to do so safely and in compliance with all regulations. Both federal and state authorities certify and license lead-based paint service […]

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Case Study: Mold Growth in Jane’s Home

A home improvement project can sometimes take an unexpected turn. In our client’s case, it was the catalyst for the detection and eventual elimination of a hazardous mold problem in her home. Jane contacted us after a general contractor opened a wall inside her home and discovered what appeared to be a large patch of […]

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Winter is the Best Time to Test for Radon

To protect and save lives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that everyone have their home tested for radon during the winter months. The Portland/Metro area has some of the highest radon levels of any U.S. city, so the EPA warning is particularly important in our area. According to a Portland State study, one out of […]

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Know Before You Buy a Home: Mold Remediation May Be More than You Bargained For

Pre-screening for mold can save you in the long run Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. Discovering costly problems about a house before you buy saves frustration, time, and money. Investing in a pre-purchase mold screening ensures you are buying a home that doesn’t have major mold […]

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Lead Levels and Portland Public Schools

“Is my family safe?” At least 4 million households in the U.S. have children living in them who are being exposed to high levels of lead. Most owners of lead-contaminated homes aren’t aware of it. Lead was recently found in Portland area school buildings and drinking water, proving that lead is a serious problem in […]

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