Fresh Air Technologies - Charlotte's Indoor Air Quality Blog

13 Jun
2016

Radon & the Real Estate Transaction

We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of radon related calls in Charlotte in the last quarter of the year. This, in my opinion, has everything to do with the ending of the long term regional-wide drought and the displacement of the radioactive gas upward due to the finally rising water table. According to available state records, approximately 9% of homes in Mecklenburg County have radon levels above the EPA action level of 4 pCi/L. The combination of these two factors indicate that you will have an ever increasing chance of being involved in a real estate transaction with radon levels above the regulatory action level. This blog post discusses what every real estate agent needs to know about radon & how to effectively deal with it during the real estate transaction.
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15 Aug
2015

Record Rainfall in Charlotte Result in Flooded Crawl Spaces

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In case you haven’t noticed, it rained just a little bit in Charlotte this week. Some areas of the metro area received record precipitation averaging over 3.5 inches of rain and we have been overwhelmed with flooded crawl space calls. Given the sheer volume of water and the quickness that it was deposited we have noticed a considerable increase in the amount of moisture related issues pertaining to standing water in the crawl space.
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27 Jul
2015

Drought City! – But Why Did My Crawl Space Flood

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After an extended drought, the Charlotte region finally received a few larger scale, measurable rain events. This is welcome news for most people, but there won’t be a silver lining for some area crawl space and basement owners. Read on to understand why basements and crawl space can flood easily after a drought.
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16 Jul
2015

How to Leverage a Crawl Space Inspection

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If you are listing a property for sale, it is in your best interest to have it pre-inspected. Working with your inspectors and subcontractors on a pre-listing inspection can help you get top dollar for the home and make the closing process easy and more efficient. Home & Crawl Space Inspectors normally provide an inspection […]
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09 Jul
2015

Mold Remediation Charlotte! Dealing with Unoccupied Properties

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You’ve probably already have seen them in Charlotte; mold remediation is needed on the inside of an unoccupied and unconditioned property due to condensation. The property may have sat vacant due to foreclosure or left unsold for an extended period of time due to low interest in the property. The absence of the people who […]
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22 Jun
2015

Crawl Space Mold Removal Using Dry Ice Blasting

What is dry ice blasting? It is a method of abrasive blasting where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is accelerated in a pressurized stream of air and directed at a surface in order to clean it. It has many uses in both the industrial, commercial, and residential cleaning applications. This blog post […]
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15 Jun
2015

Condensation or Why is my Crawl Space Dripping Wet

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Like clockwork, we receive the exact same question at the beginning of every summer…”Why is my crawl space wet even though we have not had any real measurable rainfall?” The answer is simple. Crawl Space Condensation!
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28 May
2015

Musings of a Charlotte Crawl Space Inspector – Realtor Edition

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When it comes to property transactions, it is always the unknowns that will disrupt the potential sale. Mold and moisture intrusion issues are oftentimes the culprit that hinder potential transactions. This blog will dissect the unseen issues real estate agents encounter as both buyer and seller.
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27 May
2015

Proper HVAC Micro-Channel Coil Cleaning & Optimization

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Recently, Trane, Carrier and other large HVAC system manufactures have introduced micro-channel condensing coils into the marketplace. This coil design was in response to recent government and consumer request for more efficient cooling systems. It has in fact met the demand but not without a few unforeseen circumstances. Read on to understand to learn how […]
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14 May
2015

Water in the Crawl Space & Other Foundation Waterproofing Issues

We Are Taking In Water…(In The Crawl Space!) Something you would most likely hear while, let’s say, crusing on the Titanic? Unfortunately, it is something commonly heard on dry land from homeowners who have sub-terrainial crawlspaces and basements. Don’t abandon ship! Read on, brave sailor, to find out why homes with these features are difficult […]
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