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Saturday, April 29



Builders of Additions

Pine Building Company

We will design and build an addition that will give you the extra space you need and look like it was the original part of the house. We'll even show you how to save by doing or subcontracting some of the work. First and second story renovations, remodeling of existing space. Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, master suites, great room additions.

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Lawn and Landscape Supply

Rock Shoppe

You'll save tons of money and have tons of fun, explore our inviting yard for unique statuary, mulches, soils and hardscape materials. One of the largest vendors of landscape supplies in Southeast Michigan. Rock Shoppe north off M-14. SW corner of Territorial and Gotfredson.

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Basement Problems

Foundation Systems of Michigan

Foundation and Crawl Space Experts offering a wide variety of products and services. We have highly experienced inspectors, free inspections, interest-free financing & transferable warranties.

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Roofing Replacement Guide

Replacing a roof isn't something a homeowner does that often.  Glenn Haege's Roofing Replacement Guide gives you the steps to follow in order to find a contractor, select the correct roofing materials and make sure that you are protected with the right warranty. It’s free!

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Mold resources and coverage

Allergic reactions to mold might take some time to develop
The Mold Chart: A table of mold definitions
Why mold in buildings is such a serious matter
All Homeowners insurance policies not created equal
Home insurers take tough stace against coverage for mold
Its expensive, but worth it to come clean from indoor air pollution
Ultra violet light is the newest weapon in battle against bad air
Be forewarned: water damage can leade to danger years later.
Make sure water leaks don't ruin your home while you vacation
Cleaning your home's air ducts keeps internal environment healthy
Snow leaves millions in home damage and could affect your health
Your home could be a casualty in this costly biological warfare
Snow birds can free their Florida homes of mold and mildew
Air purifiers make our homes safer places to live and breathe
It's costly, but improving a houses air can help you breathe easier
After basement dries out, turn the tide against mold and mildew
The latest indoor air cleaners will help keep your family healthy
You'll probably breathe a bit easier after sanitizing your home's ducts
Dirty ducts can cause illnesses, but cleaners can clear the air

Dealing with Mold
"Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments" by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Disease Epidemiology, updated January 2002.
This is the grandfather of all mold studies and lists the criteria and generally accepted practices upon which almost all mold remediation is based. If a mold remediation company says that they work according to New York Guidelines, this is it. You can find it on the web here.

Environmental Protection Agency Links
A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

Biological Pollutants in Your Home

Mold Remediation in Schools & Commercial Buildings

How to order publications from EPA
IAQ INFO
P.O. Box 37133, Washington, DC 20013-7133
1-800-438-4318/703-356-4020
(fax) 703-356-5386
iaqinfo@aol.com

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
P.O. Box 42419
Cincinnati, OH 42419
1-800-490-9198/(513) 489-8695 (fax)

Foundation Of The Wall and Ceiling Industry
AWCI WEB SITE
Can Download their book: "Mold: Cause, Effect and Response"
44 pages
Phone: (703) 534-8300

Limited PPE includes use of a half-face or full-face air purifying respirator (APR) equipped with a HEPA filter cartridge. These respirators contain both inhalation and exhalation valves that filter the air and ensure that it is free of mold particles. Note that half-face APRs do not provide eye protection. In addition, the HEPA filters do not remove vapors or gases. You should always use respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.


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