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How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Health

Understanding The Impact of Indoor Air Quality You spend a lot of time at home. You eat, sleep, and entertain here. Your children do homework in the kitchen. What would happen if each breath were contributing to health problems? Worst of all, you do not even know it. Indoor air quality has a significant impact […]

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​​Short and Long Term Effects of Mold In Your Home

Understanding the Effects of Mold It is virtually impossible to escape mold. Spores are all around you. It only takes a little moisture and warmth to create an environment that leads to fungal growth. Initially, you might think the effects of mold are in your head. After prolonged exposure to mycotoxins, however, you realize that […]

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​Why Home Mold Remediation is Crucial For Your Safety​

Why Home Mold Remediation is Necessary Mold spores are all around. They are part of the environment. Typically, they will not bother the average person. However, when these spores find the right conditions for sprouting, they can wreak havoc with your health. It is the primary reason why professional home mold remediation is essential for your safety. […]

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Is Mold Dangerous? What You Need to Know

Answering the Question – Is Mold Dangerous? Mold can grow on almost any surface. There are countless species. Some, such as black mold, have built a reputation for releasing mycotoxins that trigger allergic reactions. Others can be harmless but unsightly. However, there is much misinformation about the fungal growths. Is mold dangerous? If you find a […]

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How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

Key Steps to Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home Few things are more upsetting and worrisome to a homeowner than discovering a patch of mold growth. The fungus spreads quickly and easily. You might notice it on the wallpaper, in the insulation, on the walls of a crawlspace, or on carpeting. Mold can even grow […]

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How to Tell if you Have Mold Sickness

Causes of Mold Sickness and Common Symptoms Mold is a fungus that comes different types. Typically, you can tell that you have mold simply by noticing patches of green, blue, or black growth in areas with increased moisture. Examples include the bathroom or kitchen. However, did you know that sometimes you can tell you have a fungus […]

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How to Kill Black Mold

Proper Steps to Kill Black Mold Recently, you discovered that water damage led to mold growth in your home. Maybe the basement flooded or the attic had a roof leak. Mold spores, which are part of the natural environment, quickly sprout in the right conditions. Black mold, in particular, can be worrisome. Do you know how to […]

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​​What a Musty Smell in Your House Can Mean

What Causes a Musty Smell in Houses A musty smell in the house is unpleasant. It triggers the recognition that something is not right. However, did you know that this is not an odor control issue? Rather, it is a question of what causes the smell that deserves immediate attention. Here is what you need […]

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Is Mildew Mold?

Answering the Question: Is Mildew Mold? Mold is a fungus. Mildew is a fungus as well. Is mildew mold? In fact, you may find both of these in the home. Comparing and Contrasting Mold and Mildew Both fungi prefer moist environments. Mildew typically grows on organic materials. It is not unusual to see it on leather where […]

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Can You Die From Black Mold Poisoning?

How Severe is Black Mold Poisoning? Scientists call it Stachybotrys chartarum. You probably know it as black mold. Like other members of the fungus family, it grows in areas where moisture and warmth combine. Homeowners frequently notice it in bathrooms, on walls, and on wood. Is black mold poisoning possible? Could it be fatal? Black Mold Releases […]

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​​Why Getting Rid of Black Mold is Worth the Investment

Getting Rid of Black Mold is Crucial Mold spores are everywhere. Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, starts in the soil that surrounds your home. When spores get inside and find a moist, warm environment, they sprout. Is getting rid of black mold a worthwhile investment for the homeowner? How Could Black Mold Affect […]

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​​The Most Common Places for Mold Growth Homes

Where is Mold Growth Most Likely? Mold is a fungus that prefers moist, warm environments. Because spores are everywhere in the atmosphere, it is easy for a hidden mold infestation to occur. Frequently, it takes little more than an accidental influx of water. Do you ever wonder where the most common places for mold growth […]

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​Why You Should Have a Mold Inspection after Water Damage

Why a Mold Inspection is Crucial After Water Damage Some types of water damage take on the form of a sudden deluge. A pipe bursts, and your upstairs bedroom and bathroom flood. Other types are more gradual. There may be hidden seepage. Heavy rainfall may result in attic leaks that do not penetrate right away […]

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​The Difference between Black and Green Mold

Black and Green Mold: What You Need to Know Mold is a fungus that prefers a humid environment. It is frequently found in kitchens, bathrooms, and areas near water leaks. It is interesting to note that there is a wide variety of these fungi. Cases in point are black and green mold. Continue reading to learn some […]

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​How to Clean Mold in Your Home

How to Clean Mold and When to Consult a Professional There are many misconceptions when it comes to cleaning mold in your home. Some websites suggest mixing exotic-sounding concoctions that may have varied results in your home. Here is how to clean mold the right way. Bleach Kills Mold (Sometimes) One myth that permeates the internet […]

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How do Mold Spores Spread?

Understanding Mold Spores The mold you find in your house can be any one of the many indoor fungi that grow on various surfaces. It grows from spores that thrive in damp environments. The warm moisture of a bathroom or kitchen is ideal. Have you ever wondered how mold spores spread? Where Mold Spores Come […]

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Different Types of Mold That Affect Your Health

Understanding Different Types of Mold Did you know that mold is an umbrella term that refers to a broad range of fungi? Most anyone knows about Stachybotrys, the black mold. It is famous for causing severe allergic reactions. Its black color and growth pattern on cellulose-containing building materials have made it famous. However, other types […]

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What Black Mold Exposure Can Mean For Your Family

What You Need to Know About Black Mold Exposure The few specks of black mold you see could be the tip of the iceberg. A much larger, more dangerous, mold infestation may be hiding just out of sight. If you do not deal with it quickly and decisively, black mold exposure could lead to the […]

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The Most Common Black Mold Symptoms Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Recognizing These Black Mold Symptoms Can Keep Your Family Safe Stachybotrys chartarum, aka toxic black mold, grows well in moisture-rich environments. It primarily attaches itself to building materials that contain cellulose. Examples include gypsum and fiberboards. Mold spores travel in the home through heating and air conditioning systems. How do you know if the mold […]

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Can Mold Affect My Pregnancy?

There are no conclusive studies that show mold has a direct impact on human pregnancy, but we do know is that there is a population of people who are sensitive to mold and will get sick if exposed to it.

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HVAC Systems: A Double-Edged Sword

The invention of HVAC has made our lives substantially more comfortable here in Georgia., but have we sealed out the harsh temperatures and wrapped ourselves into the contained, mild environment of our homes.

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The Sound of Summer

Mosquitoes are lurking under leaves, mulch, eaves, and other damp, shady places, just waiting for you to disturb their habitat so they can come out for a meal. So logically, going inside your home seems to be the best remedy if you don’t have to be outside. Then there is also the added bonus of avoiding the summer heat if you stay inside. Sounds like the perfect solution, right?

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5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

Do you ever feel physically better when you leave your home? Did you know your indoor air quality might be worse than the polluted, smog filled air outside? There is a direct correlation between these two thoughts. Poor air quality in your home puts your family at risk for asthma, illnesses, and other health related […]

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Types of Mold Testing Done in the Atlanta Area

Types of Mold Testing Done in the Atlanta Area There are many types of mold testing that can be performed in a home—but how do you know which one to use? Do they all produce the same results? Fitting the test to your needs is important for producing the information that you require—and the complexity […]

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Can I Do My Own Mold Cleaning?

Can I Do My Own Mold Cleaning? Many customers ask me about mold cleaning in their home. Is it safe? How do I go about mold removal? Should I get a professional for mold remediation? These are all great questions and it pays to know where to draw the line between DIY and professional help. […]

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An Action Plan for People with Asthma

  An Action Plan for People with Asthma Every year, two million people arrive in an emergency room for asthma treatment in the U.S. alone, and yet every case is unique. Allergens, toxins, and mold have different effects on every patient, but the days of relying solely on symptomatic treatment are over. Preventative care is preferable, […]

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Spray Foam Adds Energy Efficiency, Helps Clean Air

Spray Foam Adds Energy Efficiency, Helps Clean Air Wednesday September 24, 2008 – Want to save on your energy bills while improving the quality of your indoor air? Consider the multiple benefits of spray foam insulation. Choose from closed-cell or open-cell, depending on the specific application. At HealthyAir, we recommend our customers apply the closed-cell […]

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Healthy Air Launches New Website!

Healthy Air has a new and improved website! With an easier way to navigate through the site users can learn more about indoor air quality...

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How Basements Affect Your Ambient Air Quality

When most people think of basements, they picture dark, musty spaces filled with cobwebs. Or perhaps they remember...

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Spring Cleaning Makes Mold Spores and Dander Airborne: When Cleaning Makes You Sick

Spring Cleaning Makes Mold Spores and Dander Airborne: When Cleaning Makes You Sick By: Beth Jarrett Now that it’s warm outside it is time to put up the winter clothes and pull out the mop and broom. Spring is here and that means spring cleaning, As good as the final results might be, there are […]

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Tea Tree Oil Gives Natural Allergy Relief

During the winter, as more and more time is spent in the home, allergy and asthma problems often increase as the air health...

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Save Time and Money on Mold Remediation with a Prevention Plan

Mold remediation can be a very expensive and time-consuming process for homeowners. The combination of...

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Customer Reviews

Crawl Space Sealing in Alpharetta, GA

We recently moved into a new house and the crawl space was very moist and unusable. We had the guys at HealthyAir come and put in a vapor barrier to seal it off. They recommended we use a dehumidifier and insulation to really make it protected for good. We can now use it for our extra storage.

Shannon And Chris R – Alpharetta, GA 30004
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Family Escapes Toxic Mold

Judy Harrison's story is one of physical, emotional, and financial tragedy. What began as a sound investment soon turned into a nightmare as Judy and her family began to suffer from the consequences of poor building practices.

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