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Almost Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Mold in Your Everyday Life

Where there’s moisture, there’s mold. That’s why, in the Pacific Northwest and other damp climates, mold is so prevalent. We have this fungus to thank for things like cheese and penicillin, but it’s not something most of us want in our homes, schools, or workplaces. While some mold is

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Preparing Your Building for Spring: An Essential Checklist

Far too many businesses spend hours every summer and fall preparing carefully for the upcoming cold months without investing a similar amount of time in the late winter or early spring for the change from the cold season to the warmer season. Failing to prepare for spring can result in unexpected

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How Regular HVAC System Maintenance Can Save Your Company Money

Most people never think about the HVAC system at all – unless it breaks. As long as it’s running properly, they just take it for granted. When it finally goes down, perhaps after years of neglect, only then do they take steps to correct the problem. The reality is that it’s critical

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How Choosing the Right Air Filters Change the Environment of Your Workplace

Indoor air quality matters a lot when it comes to workplaces. From employees who have pre-existing conditions, such as mold sensitivity, mold allergies, or asthma to those dealing with acquired conditions, such as a suppressed immune system or olfactory sensitivity as a result of medications or

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Asbestos: Past and Present Concerns

Asbestos. If you’re a fan of any type of remodeling show, you’ve probably heard this word a number of times. Usually it’s accompanied by a groan or financial complaints. That’s because, white it includes health risks, asbestos hasn’t been banned in all building materials. Should you find

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The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) and You

At Hawk Environmental, we work hard to maintain a high standard of honesty and transparency with our clientele — so we’re especially proud of the things that set our company apart from others in the industry. One of those things is Hawk’s mission to extend the same level of

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Lead: Past and Present Concerns

Lead has been in the headlines recently because of the much-publicized water crisis in the city of Flint, Michigan, as well as soaring lead contamination rates on Native American reservation lands. Old pipes that had been constructed using lead were flooded with improperly treated water, which in

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Equipment Used in Office Indoor Air Quality Testing

Indoor air quality is so important to health and productivity that not only has the Occupational Health and Safety Administration considered the topic, they offer guidelines for employers to help ensure appropriate steps are being taken to ensure safe indoor air quality for those who work in

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To Protect Your Family as Cold Season Begins, Start with Your Home

As September approaches, cold and flu germs begin to multiply. The cooler, damp weather often associated with the annual sniffles can chip away at your health… and yes, the elements can creep indoors. Excess indoor moisture can be a breeding ground for airborne bacteria, mold spores, and all of

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Why the Air in New Buildings Is Still Dangerous

You might think that new buildings are the least likely to have issues with air quality. After all, they were never built with hazardous materials like asbestos or lead paint, and they haven’t had time to accumulate dust, mites, mold, or mildew. Typically, their HVAC systems are state-of-the-art,

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