With the current COVID-19 coronavirus attracting most of the public’s attention, there are many other respiratory ailments that are not being considered. One of those ailments is seasonal allergies, and they can be confused with mold allergies. Here is how to tell the difference. Seasonal… Read More »Mold Allergy or Seasonal Allergy?
Mini-splits are ductless units that are a great option for installation post-construction in homes where there is no room for traditional ductwork and central air. Instead, there is a compressor outside and an air handler inside. The air handler is typically visible and hung near… Read More »Mini-split Ductless Air Systems and 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!
Mold spores are everywhere, and they are brought into the home by clothing, shoes, and gusts of air that carry them inside. There are always some mold spores in any home. The problem arises when that mold is allowed to make a home and procreate.… Read More »Inactive Mold: A Hidden Danger
September is Mold Awareness Month As we begin September, Mold Awareness Month, we want to take a moment and review the basics about mold! Mold is a black, green, purple, white, or orange fungus that forms due to the presence of moisture. It can be… Read More »September: Mold Awareness Month
Nobody wants moldy items in their home, and the last place you’d expect to find it is in the very appliance that cleans your clothes. But it can happen. Your washing machine can get moldy. If you notice a musty smell emanating from it. This… Read More »Is Your Washing Machine Moldy?
Fixer-upper houses are a big business today. The seller buys a property, probably on auction at a lower price, spruces it up and resells it at a profit. The demand for such houses is on the rise since they come across as easy to buy,… Read More »8 Warning Signs When Buying a Fixer Upper
If you didn’t know it already, your home has mold spores in it. It does not matter if you are diligent at cleaning or not. Spores get in through the ventilation in your home or are carried in on your shoes. The Centers for Disease… Read More »Yuck! What type of mold is that!
When water goes places it shouldn’t, mold and mildew happen. The by-product of this unfortunate incident is a smell that may not make a person gag, but it is difficult to inhale and definitely unpleasant. It is a lingering, earthy, rotten scent that permeates everything… Read More »Vinegar and Baking Soda: The Smell Lifters
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states: “If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal.” If you detect mold by sight… Read More »Using Your Five Senses to Detect Mold
Winter is a season of rest and a day that most people look forward to. In the season, we experience long dark nights. Probably with snow and chilly mornings. Where we all want to grab a blanket and a cup of coffee on the couch.… Read More »Why You Should Renovate Your Home in Winter
Insulating your home is an important item to review each fall to ensure your home is operating at the most optimal efficiency. Most of us think improving the efficiency of our home is expensive. However, often it’s the least expensive insulating options missing that yield… Read More »5 Tips for Insulating Your Home this Fall
Using everyday toxic household items. However, we never consider that they could produce toxins for our indoor air environment. We are learning more about the negative effects of these toxins every year. And the negative effects on our physical bodies. Because with crafty branding and… Read More »Top 5 Toxic Household Items We Use Every Day
Water and mold damage is never a fun topic and most assume that water and mold damage only occurs in dilapidated homes. However, in regions like the Kansas City metro area, we see water and mold damage in all types homes, including high-end luxury homes… Read More »Severe Water & Mold Damage in Luxury Home
Buying renovated homes can be an exciting experience. Knowing that all of the renovations have been completed and all you need to do is move-in is always an attractive benefit when considering a home to purchase. However, over the years flipped and renovated homes have… Read More »3 Primary Risks with Buying Renovated Homes
The worst nightmare for anyone and their dream home is discovering new house mold problems. Many times people buy a new house so they have don’t have to worry about problems. Knowing they have the assurance of a warranty. Unfortunately, all too often we are… Read More »New House Mold Mess: Dreams Into Nightmares
Home inspections are the most critical part of every real estate transaction. As buyers, the information contained within a home inspection can make or break the deal. Also, properties that tend to have problems AFTER purchase are ones that were flipped, rehabbed or a fixer-upper”.… Read More »Top 3 Home Inspection Failures
Stucco is porous and retains moisture. Hence, it becomes a breeding ground for mold. Stucco siding is a material that is made from cement, water, and lime. It is applied in three coats on top of a lath base. It is used to provide a durable… Read More »Stucco Siding Causes Water & Mold Damage
We see a large number of Overland Park homes with mold on cathedral ceilings. Condensation is the primary cause. Most often, it is due to the lack of insulation in the ceiling. The lack of insulation causes warm and cold air to meet and create… Read More »Condensation Causes Mold on Cathedral Ceilings