Mold the new found enemy!

February 15, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

When excess moisture from the elements or unexpected flooding occurs, the wood, drywall, and insulation in your home absorbs moisture and becomes vulnerable. When organic building materials absorb too much moisture, mold can grow and proliferate. Mold has joined radon, asbestos, and other hazardous materials at the top of the health industry’s list of home

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Suspect Mold In Your Attic?

February 8, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

We frequently are asked to inspect and provide quotes for mold removal in attics. This commonly occurs after mold has been detected in the attic  by a Home Inspector during the purchase/sale of a home or by professional Insulation experts who advise the Home Owners they may have a mold issue in their attic space

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Fun facts about moisture and humidity levels in your home

February 1, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Did you know that the average household creates moisture on a daily basis through everyday activities?  The obvious ones are boiling water or a steaming shower, but there are so many other ways moisture is generated.  For instance running a dishwasher, hanging wet clothes in the house and even breathing!  What is most surprising is

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Basement Flooring Options, does it matter what I use?

January 25, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The short answer to this question is no.  But perhaps this is not the only question you should be asking yourself.  If you are looking to renovate your home, one of the decisions you need to make is what type of flooring makes sense for you and your family; hardwood, carpet, laminate, tiles? Unfortunately, in

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Control the Moisture, Control the Mold

January 18, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It’s Cold Outside! Winter is truly here and everyone has turned up the heat and pulled out their winter gear.  With your home nice and warm and the subzero temperatures outside, it’s a good time to remind you of some simple housekeeping items and signs that indicate high humidity levels in your home. Do you have

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Do it Yourself Mold Removal, Things You Shouldn’t Do

January 11, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

1)      Don’t disturb the area One of the most common mistakes people make is to disturb the area where they suspect mold (for instance ripping out carpet or removing drywall without following proper procedures).  Mold spores become airborne when disturbed and you can inadvertently cause the mold spores to spread throughout your home and contaminate

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Too Much Humidity? Too Little?

October 24, 2012 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

How do you know when you have too much or too little humidity in your home?  Below are a list of signs to help you guage whether or not you have a problem. Signs of Too Much Humidity -          Condensation on windows -          Water stains/moisture on walls, ceilings and baseboards -          Moldy bathroom -          Musty

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Suspect Mold?

July 25, 2012 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Where to Look for Mold Oh where, oh where could that mold be?  Mold will grow on any organic materials such as paper, dirt, wood or soap scum, and requires moisture in order to grow.  Mold can grow anywhere, such as in walls (drywall), carpet under padding, in closets, behind furniture etc…  As long as

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Humidity Levels

July 16, 2012 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

What should my humidity level be and how do I know what it is? The rule of thumb is to maintain your humidity levels between 30-50 %, depending on the temperature outside.  Humidity levels indoors are typically lower in the winter months and higher in the summer months. Buy a Hygrometer!  A Hygrometer measures the

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Home Maintenance 101

June 28, 2012 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

All home owners have a little DIY in them and by following a few simple steps you can identify and prevent problems before they happen. 1)      When spills happen indoors, act quickly! Given the chance, wet carpets, floors, walls and other household areas can begin to grow mold within 48 hours so clean up spills

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