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Mold Problems

By | June 18th, 2011|Mold|

Mold Health Problems - Getting Sick From Mold When you first see mold in your home, you may be immediately repulsed by the look of the green or black fuzzy fungus. Growing rampant over walls, ceilings or even on the bathroom tile, mold spores can make your skin crawl. But beyond the 'ick-factor' of mold [...]

Mold Basics

By | June 18th, 2011|Mold|

Mold Basics The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Mold growing outdoors on firewood. Molds come in many [...]

No Mold is “Good” Mold

By | June 18th, 2011|Mold|

One of the biggest questions about Mold is, "Do I have the bad Mold?" The answer is, "No Mold is good Mold". Mold is, "Toxigenic", which means it may not always be producing toxins into your environment. However, for no explainable reason the same Mold that was not producing toxins yesterday, may indeed today begin to produce toxic spores. [...]

A Typical Inspection

By | May 12th, 2011|Why Do I Need a Home Inspection?|

It’s beautiful, close to work, great schools; it’s the neighborhood you wanted…You’ve found “IT”… Your dream home!  With the open kitchen and that beautiful tile in the bathroom, and the price…well, it is what it is and you’re okay with that.  A few decorating touches and its perfect.  You’re excited about this one.  You’re completely [...]

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By | March 28th, 2011|Seasonal Information|

Time for Spring Cleaning?  How about Spring Home Maintenance - What does your house need during this season?  Protect your investment with a few simple checks and maintenance.  Check out our Spring Home Maintenance Checklist for more details.  Spring Checklist

Termite Infestation

By | March 9th, 2011|Infestations & Pests|

How Do I Know If My House Is Infested? Large carton nests in trees, attics, wall voids, etc., are obvious signs of an infestation. Sometimes the damage caused by Formosan subterranean termites is not so obvious. Soft spots, damp or moist patches, bulges, and blistered paint or wallpaper in walls, doors, floors, and other areas [...]

Termite Facts & Myths

By | March 9th, 2011|Infestations & Pests|

The Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, is one of the most destructive termite species in the world today. In the United States it causes tremendous property damage resulting in enormous treatment and repair costs. It is sometimes referred to as the "Super Termite" because: It has large colonies. The territory of a single colony [...]

Spring Thaw Maintenance Top 5

By | February 18th, 2011|Seasonal Information|

Can you feel it?  That's right, that slight anxious feeling when we see the mercury rise ABOVE freezing!  We're all itching for spring! However, with the warmer temperatures and eventual  thaw (I promise, it will eventually); there are things to be done.  Time to start on the dreaded Spring Cleaning.  Here at HIP, we're kicking [...]

Help! I Found Asbestos In My Home – What Should I do?

By | January 31st, 2010|Asbestos|

What Should I Do if I Find Asbestos In My Home?  If you think asbestos may be in your home, don't panic. Usually the best thing is to leave asbestos material that is in good condition alone.  Generally, material in good condition will not release asbestos fibers. Check material regularly if you suspect it may [...]

What is Asbestos and is it Harmful to My Health?

By | January 30th, 2010|Asbestos, Company Information|

What is Asbestos?  Asbestos is a mineral fiber that, in the past, was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope.  Can Asbestos Affect My Health?  From studies, it has been found that breathing [...]