Radon Testing & Mitigation

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

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 Abatement

Lead Paint Still Lurking in Indy

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The Environmental Management Institute in Indianapolis trains contractors to contain and clear away lead debris properly. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Exposure to lead paint can occur during home renovation. Protect yourself by hiring an EPA lead-certified contractor in Indianapolis for projects on older homes.

How to Keep Your Family Safe from Lead Poisoning

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It's vital to hire an EPA-certified contractor to handle remodeling projects that involve lead paint, says Wright. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
It's vital to hire an EPA-certified contractor to handle remodeling projects that involve lead paint, says Wright. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talk with Dollis Wright about how to protect your family from lead poisoning and how to handle lead in your home.

Uncertified Lead Renovators Face EPA Fines, Exclusion

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Contractors who work in lead paint and fail to get EPA-certified can face sanctions. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Contractors who work in lead paint and fail to get EPA-certified can face sanctions. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

EPA fines companies for violating its RRP rule, and Angie's List adds exclusion notices to contractors whose work requires EPA lead-safety certification.

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