Did you know that there may be hidden mold in your house and not even realize it’s there? Most people think that mold is visible and only is where you can see it, on the surface. However, more often than not mold growth occurs from… Read More »Mold Growth: About Where & How Mold Grows
We have thousands of examples of mold that was not visible on the surface because hidden mold damage is the cornerstone of the mold remediation industry. It is the dangerous and toxic side of the mold. So cleaning only the surface mold, when a deeper… Read More »Hidden Mold: Invisible Subsurface Damage
The water you see is not the only concern as water can wick up walls and elevated humidity levels causing mold risk to building contents like sheetrock, insulation, carpet, padding and more! We encourage you to read our article, “How Does Mold Grow” to understand… Read More »Water Damage: Now What?!
An indoor environment that produces high humidity will grow mold. It’s that simple. Moisture + Materials + Time = Mold. Learning about how to monitor your home humidity levels should be a part of every property owner’s maintenance items. Learning what causes humidity to rise and how to prevent… Read More »Prevent Humidity to Prevent Mold
Mold lives almost everywhere, which is why it is important to regularly check your home to see if you have an infestation. The cleanest of homes can welcome mold growth by providing moisture, warmth, and stagnancy. This is because mold spores can be tracked in… Read More »Moldy Sidewalks May Be a Hazard Indoors
Daylight savings time is over, and with it comes colder temperatures and increases in mold infestations. A mold infestation in your residential or commercial building can have a hazardous effect on your health. It can also be costly if not handled swiftly and effectively. The… Read More »How Winter Increases Mold Infestations
The news occasionally has an uptick in the subject of mold. This usually happens when people suffer health consequences or even death. Some better-known widespread instances have occurred at hospitals and dormitories. But how common is it to have a mold problem? The answer may… Read More »How Common is it to Have a Mold Problem?
There are things that you should do before the cool weather hits, and one of those “winterizing” activities is checking your gutters to prevent mold in attics. How to Check Gutters If it has rained recently and you’ve noticed leaky gutters, then you already know… Read More »Check Your Gutters to Prevent Mold in Attics
Looking at news articles about mold infestations in institutional buildings like hospitals and universities can be alarming. People have died from health conditions that worsened due to mold exposure. Yet, many people don’t know the optimal conditions for mold growth. Understanding where mold likes to… Read More »What are Optimal Conditions for Mold Growth?
If you’ve looked at places where mold is likely to occur in your home or commercial building, you’ve probably seen some information about moldy attics. Attics require proper ventilation and moisture control in order to prevent mold. Attic insulation and mold risk is another consideration. … Read More »Attic Insulation and Mold Risk
When people think of mold, they often think of floods or water damage as the root cause of destruction. Often, the real problem is simple clutter. You don’t have to be a hoarder to have mold caused by clutter. The mold issue stems from the… Read More »Clutter Creates Mold Issues
Insurance is meant to protect you from losses that are outside of your control, which is why it does not always cover mold damage in your home. Here’s what you need to know about your homeowners insurance and whether or not it covers mold. Keep… Read More »Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Mold?
Life has been a bit different for everyone lately. If you’re deemed “non-essential,” you probably have a lot of time on your hands. This has allowed some people to catch up on their favorite television series, and it has given others the opportunity to pursue… Read More »Get Off the Couch, and Check for Mold!
Climate change has many unexpected consequences, and one of those consequences is the risk of mold infiltration in old, deteriorated structures. Why is climate change to blame for this? Many reasons, some of which are rising sea levels and increasing volatile storm patterns. This elevates… Read More »Climate Change Increases Mold Risk in Deteriorated Public Housing
When you are looking to prevent or resolve a mold problem, you must reduce moisture. This can be difficult if your building has not been waterproofed. Waterproofing is commonly performed on roofs, walls, and ceilings where there is the potential for water to enter. Once… Read More »Waterproofing for Mold Prevention
We are currently in a pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus that has an estimated death rate of around 1-3 percent. While this situation is garnering paramount attention, there are many other viruses going around that can cause respiratory infections and that can also be… Read More »Reduce Respiratory Infections By Reducing Mold-Friendly Environments
Mold likes moisture and warmth, which makes basements a perfect petri dish for growing multiple types of mold. You may invest in a dehumidifier to keep the mold from growing, but if you have spores, you have risk. That is why it is important to… Read More »Unfinished Basements Collect Mold
There are many ways that mold can enter a structure, but one of the most common cases you hear of it lingering in the news is through the air system. Yes, the HVAC system that causes you to live in comfort no matter what the… Read More »How Your HVAC System Breeds Mold
It is a popular trend right now to include houseplants & vertical gardens in the home, and many people include plants in their home to act as air purifiers. Humans are drawn to natural elements in a home, a concept known as biophilia. However, these… Read More »Are your houseplants causing mold growth?
If you get home from vacation and see that you have water damage, you should also know there is a risk for mold growth. If not taken care of soon enough, mold will colonize and result in a growth that could be a health hazard.… Read More »Where is Mold Going to Grow After a Flood?