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?
Some people believe that bricks are a mold-proof building item, but this is not the case. Although bricks are not that porous and don’t have the organic matter necessary for mold to feed, they can develop mold issues. This is because of other materials that… Read More »Mold Doesn’t Grow on Bricks? Not True.
The kitchen is one of the easiest in-sight places to have a mold infestation because of plumbing and appliances that can collect mold without being too obvious. You may be a very tidy person, but mold capitalizes in any neglected place, and there are many… Read More »Kitchens High-Risk for Mold Infestation
It doesn’t matter where you live in the U.S., there are going to be some days when you wish you could open the windows. That’s because there’s nothing like fresh air, but when you open the windows, you let in everything that comes with it.… Read More »Fresh Air or Mold Risk with Windows Open?
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
As the New Year approaches, mold is not likely to be a huge consideration on your list of possible resolutions. However, it should be prioritized in 2020 because mold growth can damage the home and cause serious health consequences. Go ahead and keep your diet… Read More »5 New Year’s Resolutions for Mold Prevention
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
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!
5 Easy Maintenance Items to Prevent Mold this Spring Let us help you with ways to prevent mold. With spring comes so many preparations and maintenance items. We wanted to give you a few tips on the top items to address to prevent mold from… Read More »5 Ways to Prevent Mold This Spring
New Construction Mold: Preventing Indoor Air Problems New construction mold is not extremely common but it does happen for a couple of reasons. One of the main reasons is that wet or damp materials are used to construct the building and are never properly dried.… Read More »New Construction Mold: A Risk to New Homes
Overview of Mold Inspections Mold inspections are many times overlooked by property owners, especially during the critical due diligence periods of inspections when purchasing a new property. Home inspectors are formally trained in the structural and mechanical elements of a property. A thorough home inspector… Read More »When Do You Need a Mold Inspection?
Do your basement walls have black on mold on concrete? If you are a homeowner in the Kansas City metro area you know all too well how concrete mold can easily become a problem. Most of us, Kansas Citians, have to had to fight the… Read More »Concrete Mold: Including Non-Porous Surfaces
Prevent Basement Mold with 1 Simple Step Mold prevention is a priority for every homeowner, especially for our customers in the Kansas City metro area. We could get into all types of technicality and maintenance tips, on how to prevent basement mold. However, we know… Read More »The #1 Tip to Prevent Basement Mold
Yes, you can improve indoor air quality with simple tips. Because problems within your home or office building can occur from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials in cleaning products, furnishings, smoke, and many other sources. Also, indoor air quality can affect your life from… Read More »12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home