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Did Mold Suddenly Become Safe?

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Reprint from Cleanfax Magazine Abita Springs, LA I remember the lawsuits and hysteria surrounding the mold problems of Erin Brockovich, the Ballards in Texas, and even Ed McMahon with his sheepdog, Muffin. “Black Mold” was called the “next asbestos” — and the media frenzy was on. But today, we just don’t hear very much about mold, do we? Did it go away? Is it no longer a problem? Have we now ...
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Is Training Really Necessary?

Abita Springs, LA Some people our industry view training as unnecessary.  Whether initial training or continuing education training, they view any legislation regarding licensing “unnecessarily burdening” if it includes a requirement for training, either in the field or in the classroom.  This seems to ignore some pretty important reasons for training. “When I was working as a Roofing Contractor...
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HomeAdvisor 2015 “Best of HomeAdvisor Award”

Abita Springs, LA May 7, 2015 We are pleased to announce that thirteen of our NORMI™ members have been honored by HomeAdvisor with the "Best of HomeAdvisor Award"!  HomeAdvisor is the premier lead-sourcing program in the construction industry and NORMI™ members are encouraged to take advantage of the lead-sourcing they provide which benefits their individual business and the public. "I am so pr...
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Top Ten Tips to Avoid Structural Mold from Broken Pipes, Ice Dams, and Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nonprofit Contact Person: Doug Hoffman 877.251.2296 ext. 876 mediaalert@normi.org January 28, 2015 (Abita Springs, LA) - A few simple steps can save property owners thousands of dollars of damage due to structural mold growth, according to Doug Hoffman, executive director of the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (www.NORM...
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The Top Five Uses For Enzyme Cleaners in the Home

Enzymes are the tools of nature. They are present in all living things, where they perform the essential function of converting food to energy and creating new cell material. As catalysts, they speed up natural processes and create natural reactions that otherwise would not materialize or take a long time to complete. There are thousands of enzymes, each with its unique target. When enzymes are...
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UVC fights Ebola with Air Purification Equipment

Abita Springs, LA  October 18, 2014 With the current concern about Ebola transmission, the question is once again raised about the value, effectiveness and efficacy of ultra-violet component technologies on destroying the DNA of micro-organisms and, subsequently, keeping surfaces clean.  Xenex, a company selling sanitization products into the medical industry (Read More

Indoor Air Quality Tips for Winter

Poor indoor air quality can cause a multitude of problems, no matter what the season. But when winter comes, we start spending even more time inside and the illnesses start circulating. This means that the quality of your breathing air becomes even more important! According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), poor indoor air quality can cause or exacerbate: Asthma, allergies, and...
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Bleach Doesn’t Kill Mold

What should you do if you have a mold problem in your home? Many homeowners and experts alike would suggest treating the area with diluted bleach (active ingredient sodium hpochlorite). However, there is one problem with this suggestion. Bleach does not kill mold. The idea that bleach kills mold is one of the most common misconceptions encountered here at NORMI. Bleach is a powerful oxidizer, ...
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NORMIPro Environmental TASC Force Seminars a Success

On June 19th and 20th the NORMIPro Environmental TASC Force hosted two Free Public Seminars and a CMI contractors class in Monmouth County NJ. It was well attended by members of the public and officials from several non-profit and government organizations. Channel 12 News covered the event. We noticed a lack of credible informat...
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NORMI to Hold Free Seminars for New Jersey Residents

(New Orleans) NORMIProETF (The NORMIPro Environmental TASC Force), a not-for-profit 501(3)c will hold FREE seminars on Wednesday and Thursday nights, June 19th and 20th from 7:00-8:30pm at Monmouth County Library (Headquarters) located at 125 Symmes Drive, Manalpan, New Jersey. These are open to the public and each will cover a different subject. On Wednesday evening the 30 minutes presentation ...
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