National Healthy Homes Month

June is recognized by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as National Healthy Homes Month. Throughout the month of June, the EPA is inviting you to learn more about indoor air, housing, and health. It is the hope of these agencies, that by providing resources to the public, the indoor air quality of homes can be improved. Read more

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Summer Tips to Prevent Mold

Summer weather came in like a bang this memorial day weekend. With it came humidity and of course we had a few thunderstorms throughout some of the tri-state areas. These storms left a lot of standing water in some places, and many homeowners are starting to notice some leaks in the basement, around windows or in attics. This is one way that moisture gets into your home putting you at risk for mold growth. Mold can infiltrate carpet, furniture, drywall, and flooring, there is no limit to where it can grow! In some cases, the mold is behind the walls or under the floorboards and homeowners may not immediately see the problem. Controlling moisture levels and leaking issues in your home is the key to prevent mold in these cases. Read more

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HNST Mold Inspections- We’re more than Mold Inspection

There is more to the Mold Inspectors job that meets the eye. Many think of mold inspection as a process that they need to go through because they’ve discovered a mold issue. Most of these times, mold inspection seems more like an emergency than doing a regular home maintenance task. Prevention can be KEY in a mold situation, so its time to flip the thinking and look at mold inspection in a different light.  Read more

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Viable vs. Nonviable Mold

Did you know that not all mold is dangerous? In this industry, I know a lot of times when I’m dealing with mold its under the assumption that it is, but it isn’t always. That’s my job, to find out if there is a mold issue, potential mold issue or if the mold found could pose a health risk or not. Read more

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Four things you should know about Mold Inspection

Did you know that Mold isn’t always visible? That’s right, sometimes, mold doesn’t give us a glaring sign that it’s living among us. In fact, there are many species of mold that live in our homes and workplaces that are not harmful and are just part of our environment. The problem comes when you have a mold species that is harmful or potentially harmful to health. If you didn’t know that fact about mold, read on for four more things that you should know about Mold Inspection. Read more

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Upcoming Webinar: Asthma 101

At HNST, we recognize that one of our customers top concerns is the health and safety of their families. That is why we strive to alert our readers about the possible health issues associated with mold exposure as well as from improper indoor air quality. Over the past few years, we’ve highlighted Asthma in our blogs to ensure that our readers realize the facts. You can read our previous Asthma Blogs here.

On Wednesday, April 4th, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) team up with the University of Tulsa, Northern Arizona Universit, and the US EPA Region 9 to present to you their first webinar in their series about Asthma.

Included in the series will be the basics of Asthma, the physiology involved, statistics and prevalence as well as triggers, tips for reducing triggers and specific actions that can be put into place to provide a healthy home framework. Future topics in the series aim to cover research, cleaning practices for homes and schools, home and school assessments and funding for asthma activities and healthy cleaning practices.

We hope you will reserve your seat for this webinar and share it with your family, friends and loved ones. The more that we are aware of our indoor air quality and how it can affect us as people, the more vigilant we can be in preventing exposure.

Sign up for the webinar or get more information by clicking here.

We look forward to continuing to empower the public with knowledge whenever we can. If you suspect you have an indoor air quality issue or could possibly have mold in your home, call us today!

What Customers Say About HNST Mold Inspections

When you’ve got a potentially dangerous situation inside of your home such as an infestation of mold, you don’t take any chances. That’s why most people go online to look for testimonials, ratings, and reviews of companies.  I always read my reviews so that I can see what my customers think of my work and what they’re saying about me. I am always happy to see the many reviews that I have are positive and it reassures me that I’m staying true to my mission.

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Can you Smell Mold?

Every homeowner or parent wants to make sure that their home is the safest for the people residing inside it. Taking extra time to keep up with routine home maintenance, preventing further issues from arising, and keeping everyone inside healthy. When it comes to mold issues, sometimes you may not see the mold, but you should ask the question can you smell mold?  Read more

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When it Rains, it Molds?

Mold grows quickly on and around areas that are continually exposed to moisture. Therefore, if you’ve got a leak or a moisture issue that you haven’t address in your home or on a property you own you should check for mold. When it rains, it molds is a funny way to remember the connection between mold and moisture. After a heavy rain, it will be evident in your home or building structure where the issues are, they’ll be wet, damp or leaking. If you find one of the three, its time for a Mold Inspection. Read more


Use your dehumidifier properly

Attempting to prevent or reduce your exposure to mold starts with an assessment of your home. When it turns moisture issue is being a breeding grounds for mold growth, removing mold isn’t the fix, moisture needs to be eliminated first. Using a dehumidifier can be helpful especially in basements, bathrooms, and attics. Read on to learn how to use your dehumidifier properly.  Read more