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

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.

Do I need a mold inspection?

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A mold remediation technician performs a final check and test of a crawlspace that recently underwent mold remediation. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
A mold remediation technician performs a final check and test of a crawlspace that recently underwent mold remediation. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Find out how to prevent mold in your bathrooms, basement and kitchen and when to call an inspector or mold remediation company for a professional opinion.

4 easy steps to prevent mold from invading your home

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Many homes in humid climates are susceptible to mold growth on furniture, clothing and even structural walls if there is inadequate ventilation, says Belk. (Photo courtesy of Gold Coast Flood Restorations)
Many homes in humid climates are susceptible to mold growth on furniture, clothing and even structural walls if there is inadequate ventilation, says Belk. (Photo courtesy of Gold Coast Flood Restorations)

Long-term exposure to certain types of toxic molds can be catastrophic. One highly rated provider shares four easy tips to prevent mold from invading your home.

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Lead Abatement

What options do I have to remove lead paint?

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Walk away from any contractor who is dismissive of lead paint dangers. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Steve T. of San Diego)
Walk away from any contractor who is dismissive of lead paint dangers. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Steve T. of San Diego)

Millions of homes built before 1978 still have existing lead paint. Angie Hicks explains some of the available options to safely remove lead paint.

What should I do if I discover lead paint?

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Walk away from any contractor who is dismissive of lead paint dangers. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Steve T. of San Diego)
Walk away from any contractor who is dismissive of lead paint dangers. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Steve T. of San Diego)

Disturbed lead paint is a dangerous health threat, especially to children and the elderly. Learn who to hire to remove lead paint from your home.

Lead paint concerns remain three years after new regulations

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Plastic sheeting protects furniture from lead paint debris. (Photo courtesy of Alpine Environmental)
Plastic sheeting protects furniture from lead paint debris. (Photo courtesy of Alpine Environmental)

In 2010 the EPA instituted new rules in 2010 to reduce the risk of lead poisoning in children and others during remodeling and repair work, but experts say some work remains.

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