Too often, the tool shed or storage shed are afterthoughts when it comes to maintenance. Admittedly, modern storage sheds are ventilated and built in a much more reliable way meaning less maintenance is required for them. People are now investing more money into high-quality sheds… Read More »How to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Shed
All About Mold
Harsh winters cause a lot of damage to residential and commercial buildings, and those damages can be worsened if mold is allowed to grow. This is why it is important to identify vulnerable spots on your building and inspect these areas whenever inclement weather poses… Read More »Winter Mold Risks
There are many reasons for no windows, but still, there are closets that have been turned into small offices and bathrooms that suffer improper exhaust systems. The center of the building is no place for a room without windows, but when this unfortunate circumstance occurs,… Read More »Moldy Rooms without Windows
Finding mold in your business can be a big stressor due to the thought that the business may have to close for days in order to get the mold removed properly. Stories in the news tell of places like Seattle Children’s Hospital, which had to… Read More »Running Your Business During Mold Removal
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?
Composted soil is wonderful soil for potted plants and gardens, and it benefits the planet by reducing the amount of trash we put in the garbage can. We are able to reuse unwanted or spoiled food by putting it in a compost bin or pile,… Read More »Is a Moldy Compost Pile Hazardous?
This summer’s excessive heat and humidity have created the perfect environment for mold growth, and all buildings are more susceptible to mold growth under these conditions. While you can’t do much about the weather, there are some things you can do to make sure your… Read More »The Perfect Mold Storm: Heat and Humidity
When deciding to start a new construction project, it is important sure that you choose the best general contractor for the job. If you have a specific need in mind, you may want to check out a Contractors Blog to see what is available as… Read More »4 Crucial Tips for Hiring a General Contractor
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
French drains are underground water drainage and management systems developed by Henry French. Though these drains have undergone significant improvements over time, they are still considered the most efficient method of directing water around your foundation. French Drains: Great Method to Keep Basements Dry Generally,… Read More »How French Drains Prevent Water Damage
Leaks and flooding can cause water damage in commercial buildings throughout the Kansas City metro area. Resulting in safety issues and a very large bill in order to repair it. Not only can water damage walls and flooring, but it can also cause mold and… Read More »Prevent Water Damage in Commercial Buildings
Mold can be a health hazard in many residential and commercial buildings but rarely is it deadly. Unfortunately, recently mold kills a child at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital. The killer? Aspergillus, and it has caused infections in five other patients. The hospital has closed its operating… Read More »Mold Kills a Child in Seattle Hospital
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
Basements are common locations for mold growth because it tends to be moist down there. That doesn’t mean you have a leaky basement (although it could mean that). Basements are moist because they are in the ground, and ground moisture seeps through foundations and increases… Read More »4 Steps in Preventing Basement Mold
Mold exists nearly everywhere, and it waits for a suitable environment to grow. Then, it explodes, and you may end up removing walls, carpets, and personal belongings to get rid of it. Not all mold is toxic, but toxic black mold can create a big… Read More »5 Ways to Keep Your Air Mold-free
I was scrolling through the internet yesterday, and I saw an article about mold growing in water bottles. It reminded me of how many places mold grows that we don’t think about. Understanding some of the less obvious places molds can grow helps to be… Read More »5 Wacky Places Mold Grows
It is almost June, and you’ve probably engaged in some sort of spring cleaning. In addition, it’s the rainy season. If you haven’t considered the potential for mold growth in your home or office, now is the time. Mold likes high humidity, and it likes… Read More »Spring Cleaning May Stir Up Mold Spores
Mold is a health hazard, and it destroys belongings. Mold remediation can be a big burden to families and businesses that have to wait for it to be eliminated by professionals. However, many mold infestations can be prevented by adding climate control to your structure.… Read More »Adding Climate Control to Prevent Mold