Radon Inspector

Is your home hazardous to your health?

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A leak from an upstairs neighbor's drain caused mold to grow on a member's kitchen walls and cabinets. (Photo courtesy of member Mark A.)
A leak from an upstairs neighbor's drain caused mold to grow on a member's kitchen walls and cabinets. (Photo courtesy of member Mark A.)

Could mold, radon, lead or asbestos be hiding in your home and making you sick? Read these tips to find and rid your home of these health hazards.

Radon test lets Cleveland-area resident breathe easier

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Fred Freer, owner of Four Square Home Inspections sets up a radon detector that will monitor the amount of radon in a home.(Photo courtesy of Fred Freer)
Fred Freer, owner of Four Square Home Inspections sets up a radon detector that will monitor the amount of radon in a home.(Photo courtesy of Fred Freer)

A Cleveland-area member grew concerned about the presence of radon in his home after tests found high levels of the gas in his neighbor’s house.

Is your home making you ill?

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Radon gas is harmful to your health and may exist in your home. Radon testing is available to determine if action is needed, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Mathew S. of Baltimore)
Radon gas is harmful to your health and may exist in your home. Radon testing is available to determine if action is needed, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Mathew S. of Baltimore)

One highly rated provider shares information about factors existing in your home that could be causing you to feel ill and how to counteract them.

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Asbestos Abatement

Is your home hazardous to your health?

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A leak from an upstairs neighbor's drain caused mold to grow on a member's kitchen walls and cabinets. (Photo courtesy of member Mark A.)
A leak from an upstairs neighbor's drain caused mold to grow on a member's kitchen walls and cabinets. (Photo courtesy of member Mark A.)

Could mold, radon, lead or asbestos be hiding in your home and making you sick? Read these tips to find and rid your home of these health hazards.

Could asbestos be lurking in your home?

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Workers removed asbestos transite siding from the exterior of this member's 105-year-old house. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Amy B. of Chicago)
Workers removed asbestos transite siding from the exterior of this member's 105-year-old house. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Amy B. of Chicago)

Asbestos insulation poses a serious problem if found in your home. Learn more about common asbestos locations and health hazards, how asbestos removal happens and how to keep yourself safe.

What you need to know about asbestos

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This microscopic view shows asbestos fibers which can cause lung cancer with sufficient exposure.
This microscopic view shows asbestos fibers which can cause lung cancer with sufficient exposure.

There are many hazards associated with asbestos. These carcinogenic particles can become airborne during renovation or demolition and can pose serious health risks if inhaled.

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Mold Remediation Expert

4 Signs That You Need Mold Remediation

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Most molds, when allowed to grow in abundance, are visibly seen in certain colors, says Cascone. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Teresa K. of Beachwood, Ohio)
Most molds, when allowed to grow in abundance, are visibly seen in certain colors, says Cascone. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Teresa K. of Beachwood, Ohio)

Mold may be present in your home and affecting your life even if no actual mold is visible. Here are four things that may indicate you need mold remediation.

Heavy Chicago rains leave residents with huge flooding cleanup

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Wet carpet and drywall soaked with flood waters should be dried or removed immediately. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jonjie S.)
Wet carpet and drywall soaked with flood waters should be dried or removed immediately. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jonjie S.)

Two days of heavy rains in Illinois left residents in the western and southern Chicago suburbs flooded. Here's what to do immediately when your home floods.

How to eliminate mold in your basement

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A white brick basement wall covered in black mold.
Preventative measures go a long way in keeping your home’s environment safe and healthy, says Wagner (Photo Courtesy of Comprehensive Mold Management, LLC)

Mold is a serious health burden and deteriorates your home. Learn the basics of identifying the cause of your mold problem and proper removal techniques.

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Lead Paint Contractor

Lead Paint Law Puts Maryland Landlords on Notice

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A new law in 2015 means new regulations for apartments regarding lead paint. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
A new law in 2015 means new regulations for apartments regarding lead paint. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

New regulations for Maryland rental property owners aim to curb lead paint in apartments and homes. It's estimated that more than 300,000 units will now be affected.

9 California Companies Agree to Lead-Safety Settlement with EPA

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Dr. Nicholas Newman of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says the miniscule amount of lead dust in this vial is enough to raise blood lead levels if inhaled or eaten. (Photo courtesy of Newman)
Dr. Nicholas Newman of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says the miniscule amount of lead dust in this vial is enough to raise blood lead levels if inhaled or eaten. (Photo courtesy of Newman)

Nine companies in California pay civil penalties for violating EPA's RRP rule governing lead safety. The EPA says it's cracking down on lead-safety violators.

4 Unusual Sources of Lead in Your Home

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When most people think about exposure to metallic lead, they typically focus on lead-based paint, but lead can be lurking in many other household items, says Dalsing. (Photo courtesy of Testudo LCC)
When most people think about exposure to metallic lead, they typically focus on lead-based paint, but lead can be lurking in many other household items, says Dalsing. (Photo courtesy of Testudo LCC)

If you are looking for lead in your home, you need to be suspicious of more than just that peeling paint. Here are four unexpected sources of lead.

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