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Articles from the Founder

The following articles were written by 1-800-GOT-MOLD? founder, Jason Earle.

Create a Healthy Bedroom

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."  ~Irish ProverbBy Jason Earle Google+How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?  Do you wake up groggy and foggy or are you refreshed and rarin' to go?  Did you know that sleep disorder...

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Why Attics Get Moldy

Source: Habitat QuarterlyBy Jason Earle Google+As the holidays approached, the ornaments and decorations started coming out of the attic.  In the process, you may have discovered that you’ve got a mold problem. Or maybe you’re selling your house and the buye...

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Breathing Life into the Holiday Spirit

Source:Habitat QuarterlyBy Jason Earle Google+As I write this, it’s that time of year again. People divide up into their respective sects and celebrate various iterations of a similar theme among like-minded friends and loved ones. Regardless of what, if any, religion you a...

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Medical Science and Mold

A beginner's guide to some of the medical implications behind mold exposureBy Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat QuarterlySo what’s wrong with a little mold in the house? Maybe a lot. Top rated medical research organizations have linked indoor mold exposure to a litany...

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What to do after a flood - do it quickly.

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly, Summer 2010The year 2010 has gotten off to a very wet start, with major flooding in several areas. Since January, floods worthy of national news coverage, some of historic proportions, have inundated North Dakota, South Dakota, Min...

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Dehumidifiers: The How and Why

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly, Summer 2010Dehumidifiers: a rather dry topic, but depending upon where you live and the time of year, they can be an essential household appliance. Controlling humidity is important for comfort, helping to keep you feeling cool, b...

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The Buteyko Method Turns Asthma Upside Down

By Jason Earle Google+We have read a lot about asthma in recent years, its association with mold exposure, the link to vitamin D deficiency, its mysterious connection with acetaminophen usage, and so on. Few are prepared, however, for an encounter with the little-known discovery ...

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Chronic Sinus Problems Caused by Mold?

Source: Habitat Quarterly Winter 2010By Wellington S. Tichenor, MDExposure to mold can have many different manifestations. It can vary from allergic manifestations including hay fever and asthma to the toxic manifestations which can include a variety of different conditions. It c...

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A simple, ancient remedy helps sinus problems

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly Summer 2010Can mold cause sinus problems? The Mayo Clinic answered that question in 1999 with a resounding “yes!” In a landmark study, the Mayo Clinic found that 96 percent of chronic sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus...

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HEPA Helps A Heart: Bad Air & Heart Health

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly As if allergies and respiratory irritations weren't enough to worry about, now it turns out that your indoor air quality could have an impact on your cardiovascular health, especially if you use a fireplace or a wood stove. A rece...

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What's in Your Air? Make Indoor Air Cleaner

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat QuarterlyHome. The safest place for you and your family. Warm beds, comfortable furniture, clean air... Or is it? What's in your air? Could it be cleaner and safer? The answer is most likely yes.The US Environmental Protection Agency says tha...

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Asthma Mystery of Puerto Rico

By Jason Earle Google+ Source: Habitat Quarterly, Winter 2011Puerto Rico has one of the highest asthma prevalence rates in the world. Children in the U.S. Caribbean territory are nearly three times as likely to have the respiratory ailment as white non-Hispanic children in the co...

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SPRING CLEANING: Turning Over a New Leaf

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly Well, it's officially that time of year again. Spring has sprung! This is by far my favorite season, for so many reasons. It's a time of renewal, a time to purge, to shake off the darkness of winter and breathe in the ve...

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Humidify Your Home Without Problems

By Jason Eare Google+Source: Habitat QuarterlyLife requires a delicate balance against the elements. Not too cold, not too hot. Not too moist, not too dry. Existence within those parameters makes for healthy living and comfort. Outside of them lies a breeding ground for condition...

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How Persistence Restored a little Girl's Health

By Jason Earle Google+Source:Habitat Quarterly - Issue 1Caitlin Murray had been sick most of her life - 2-1/2 of her 3-1/2 years. Her mother, Jill, had taken Caitlin to dozens of doctors for her chronic sinusitis, asthma and upper respiratory infections. Doctors had tried every d...

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An Ancient Partnership & the Fight Against Mold

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly - Issue 4Dogs have been helping Mankind for thousands of years. This prehistoric partnership began with joint hunting and protection, and continues today in ways our ancestors could not have imagined.Working dogs are best known...

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Breathing Easier: A customer's journey to better health

Source: Habitat Quarterly - Issue 2By SAM EARLEJason Earle had done hundreds of mold inspections with his Mold DogTM, Oreo. But this one overwhelmed him, not so much because of the rampant mold growth, but because of how sick his customer, Gordon Mast, was."When I first...

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What's in Your Water? Chemicals in Tap Water

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly Next to the air you breathe, the water you drink, cook with and bathe in is the most important factor in your general health. Water is one of the three basic requirements of life. If your water is contaminated your health ...

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Mold and Health: Myths & Facts

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly- Issue 2MYTH No. 1   'Toxic' Mold is the only dangerous type of mold. "Toxic" mold or "black" mold is often touted by the hucksters in the mold industry as being the one that makes people sick, the one you must eliminate. This...

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Don't Let Mold Inspectors Remediate!

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat Quarterly  - Issue 2Two jobs - two professionals. Beware of mold inspectors who also do remediation work, or who "recommend" a remediation contractor. This is one of the most common scams in the fast-growing industry forming around...

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How to Select a Mold Remediation Contractor

Source: Habitat Quarterly - Issue 2By Chuck Hector So you have a mold problem. If you haven't had it evaluated by a professional mold inspector, that's the first step to take. It is never a good idea to deal with mold yourself, no matter how small you think it is. Visible mo...

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The Truth About 'Black Mold'

By Jason Earle Google+If you have gotten a glimpse of the internet conversation going on about indoor mold, you have seen the term “black mold,” or “toxic mold,” or “toxic black mold.” Perhaps you have even seen mold assessment companies or hom...

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Vacation Homes and Vacant Real Estate

By Jason Earle Google+Source: Habitat QuarterlyNearly everyone can recall the distinctly musty odor of a vacation home left empty during the off season. Few people give it much thought, but that specific odor is a surefire indicator of indoor mold growth, an unpleasant and u...

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Why 1-800-GOT-MOLD? Exists

By Jason Earle Google+ Dear Reader: I founded a company called Lab Results on March 3, 2003 to specialize in the detection, location, diagnosis and prevention of mold and moisture problems in all indoor environments. To eliminate wasteful testing and save valuable ...

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What You Should Know About Certified Mold Inspectors And Certified Mold Remediators

By Jason Earle Google+ When the subject of mold mushroomed in the late 1990’s into the heated issue that it has become, opportunity seekers from near and far began chanting the mantra “Mold is Gold”. Nearly as fast as mold grows on drywall, an entire industr...

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Don't Finish a Basement...Until You Read This

By Jason Earle Google+ Due to popular demand, I have been forced to sit down at my computer and put to paper my mold prevention ideas and concepts that apply to finishing basements and other sub-grade living spaces. First, let me say that if you are reading this you are ...

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Mold Testing: A Closer Look

By Jason Earle Google+ So you think you need to get mold testing done. Why? Do you think you have a mold problem somewhere? Can you see it? If it is visible, the EPA says that mold testing isn’t necessary. They feel that the type of mold you have doesn’t...

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