We can all agree that mold is pretty gross. It looks weird and disgusting, and it smells musty. Beyond the initial “yuck” factor, though, most people don’t stop to think about just how much mold can impact their health and well-being on a daily basis. This is pretty alarming considering the fact that even a [...]
So, your house flooded. Perhaps it was due to a burst pipe, or maybe the flood happened due to melting snow, an ice dam, a rain storm, or some other type of weather-related incident. Regardless of why the flooding occurred, though, you’ve got a major problem on your hands, and the problem will only grow [...]
We recently began a discussion on the unfortunate but all-too-common problem of mold within the home. More than an unsightly or smelly issue, mold can be very toxic and can cause significant damage to your health and property. After spending some time learning how to detect mold and understanding why it’s so important to address [...]
Mold is great for penicillin, but it’s terrible for your home. Unfortunately, mold is pretty sneaky and crafty, and it can grow just about anywhere. Whether it’s in or underneath your carpet, on the ceiling, inside your bathroom, behind your drywall, or hanging out in your basement, mold can present huge problems to your health [...]
Looking at the bathroom area where a backup occurred, the walls appear to be dry. The moisture meter inspection tells a different story. Allowing moisture to remain in walls can result in rot and/or mold damage. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
The lack of gutters above two bedroom windows on the second floor resulted in mold seeping in from the outside. Air test confirms that mold is present even though it cannot be seen inside the home.
A free inspection and estimate for a homeowner that discovered mold when retrieving holiday decorations from the basement. The mold resulted from a drainage issue on the outside of the home. They initially tried to clean the mold with bleach but soon realized that did not work and called for an inspection. The moisture meter [...]
This 5000 sq ft crawlspace had 4 to 5 inches of water due to a sprinkler line break. Our team extracted the water, dried the space out using air movers and dehumidication units. They then applied antimicrobials and installed a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from damaging the building. Antimicrobials are an important step to [...]
Mold inspection of basement bedrooms. Several months previous heavy rains filled the window well with water. The moisture created ideal circumstances for black mold growth on the carpet backing and tack strip (like dessert for mold spores due to cellulose content!)
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to employ the restoration company that is suggested to you by your insurance company. Insurance companies have many agendas that may not be in your best interests, and trusting them without vetting the restoration company is a one way ticket to disaster. Here are some of the vital [...]