Attic Mold?

November 11, 2014 By In Uncategorized Comments Off

Most people rarely look in their attic and are usually alerted to a mold problem when either buying or selling their home.   When faced with a mold problem in the attic the general reaction is panic.  However, we don’t live in our attic, so often times there are many options on how and when you

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New Home Buyers and Attic Mold

June 13, 2014 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Buying a home is an exciting time and people sometimes forget – with home ownership comes ongoing maintenance.  It is not uncommon that home inspectors identify potential mold in homes, specifically attics.  When considering what to do when you suspect there is mold in the attic, there are few questions that you should ask …

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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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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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Top 5 Most Common Mold Questions

August 2, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

With the rainy weather this summer and the numerous flooded basements most mold, water proofing and restoration companies have been “flooded” with calls.  And after numerous conversations with people it turns out there are quite a few common questions/concerns that people have. The top 5 questions for July 2013 are; Q. My basement flooded but

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Getting the Cottage Ready

May 17, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The May long weekend has arrived and it’s time to battle the traffic and open the cottage. This past winter has been long and with that comes an incredible amount of debris.  For most, opening weekend at the cottage is filled with cutting lawns, cleaning the dust and cobwebs inside the cottage, putting the dock

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Home inspection vs. mold inspection

May 3, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

A home inspection is a review of the general state and condition of a home.  The intent is to look at the environment as an eco-system and assess all of the major working parts.  This gives a potential home buyer visibility to any potential or previous problem areas and an indication of any components of the

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Mold in Attics: who is looking out for your best interests?

April 5, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Lately, during inspections we seem to be having a lot of discussions about mold found in the attic and how to best address it. Homeowners are unfortunately not always getting the whole story or more accurately, only getting the information that best serves the pockets of the contractor and not the homeowners’ needs. One client

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Bathroom Fans: How to size a bathroom fan?

April 2, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Ventilation is one of the key ingredients to controlling the humidity level in your home and one of the easiest things you can do is simply run your bathroom fan during and after you have a shower.  But the question some consumers have is; what size bathroom fan do I need? If your bathroom is

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