Spring is around the corner, are you ready?

March 8, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The thermometer is rising, slowly but surely, the thaw is beginning and the rain is on its way.  Many people think it’s too early to start preparing for the spring but a little effort and attention can go a long way.  Now is the time to … Clear any remaining snow and debris around the

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Is your home or business supporting mold growth?

March 1, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Molds are found in nature and are necessary for the breakdown of leaves, wood and other plant material. These micro-organisms can enter a building directly or by their spores being carried in by the air or through air intake systems. In a home or building, mold is usually found growing on wood, drywall, upholstery, fabric,

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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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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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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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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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