Mold Prevention and Home Maintenance in the Winter

January 8, 2015 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It’s not uncommon during the colder winter months to be met with unexpected surprises such as a burst pipe or excess condensation inside your home.  As the temperature drops and we all get ready for a real blast of winter it’s a good time to remember to take precautions to make sure we don’t run

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Wet Basement?

May 29, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Summer has arrived and with it comes heat, humidity and on occasion heavy rains.  It is really important to manage humidity and water issues in your basement if you want to keep your home comfortable and mold free.  Mold loves water whether it’s from moisture in the air or coming from a leak in the

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5 Signs of Mold In Your Home

April 30, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

April showers help prepare the ground for gardening season but can also introduce unwanted water issues in your home which will lead to mold growth.  But the question is, how do you know if you have mold in your home? Below are the 5 most common signs that you have mold in your home …

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Does Bleach Kill Mold?

February 10, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The simple answer, no. There are many “opinions” on whether or not bleach kills mold but the truth is, if you have a significant mold problem bleach is not the answer. In some cases, where there is a small amount of surface mold due to high levels of humidity or condensation,  there are many products

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Killing Mold on Wood, Drywall and Tile

February 3, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It is not uncommon, especially during the winter months to notice some mold growth on window sill, baseboards and in the bathroom.  Depending on the extent of the problem it sometimes makes sense to try to first attempt to resolve the issue on your own.  If you’ve noticed a small amount of mold on drywall,

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Do you have enough insulation in your home?

January 9, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It’s cold outside and temperatures are reaching record lows.  Are you finding that your home is losing heat faster than your furnace is generating heat?  Is your furnace working really hard to keep the temperature in your home at the thermostat setting?  Are you noticing that the ice and snow is melting in specific areas

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The Link Between Water Damage and Mold

December 6, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

While it may come as a surprise to most people the truth is, if you have water damage and do not address it immediately, you will have mold.  This is true 100% of the time. Mold has been around since the beginning of time and is a necessary part of the eco system playing a

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Mould in the attic?

September 27, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

It is not uncommon for new home buyers to encounter a situation where the home inspector says, “there is mold in the attic it must be removed before you buy the home”.  While this may be true, new home buyers should understand that just getting a mold remediation company in is not the only factor

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How well do you know your home?

September 13, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

While the weather remains pleasant, it’s an ideal time to “get to know your home”.  Many homeowners take great care in making sure the interior of their home is well maintained but it is easy to forget to maintain those areas that are not regularly seen.  Unfortunately, these items are some of the major culprits

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Mold Prevention

August 30, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Ben Franklin said it best, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  The best thing anyone can do is be diligent in maintaining your home before mold becomes a problem. This has been a very wet summer and our team of certified inspectors have been seeing a lot of issues lately with

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