5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Healthy in Flu Season

As winter is drawing in, Americans are spending an increasing amount of time in their homes – this year more than ever before! But with COVID-19, cold weather and the common cold running circles around us, what can you do to make sure your home is a safe haven? Check out our tips for keeping your home healthy during Flu Season.??1. Cleanliness is next to HealthinessKeep on top of germs by developing a cleaning routine. Read more…

Home Mold Risks

Mold is a natural part of our outdoor environment, and most damage caused by mold can be passed on a daily basis without any effects at all. But, it is a problem when it begins to form and grow in the home or an office setting. Mold spores in these indoor environments grow quickly and are inhaled in large quantities. Those that encounter the spores may suffer no effects, slight effects, or severe effects, depending Read more…

Indoor Air Pollution and Testing

Indoor pollution can stem from a variety of sources, externally from the air outside, but it can also originate from indoors. This may become particularly problematic during colder seasons when we seal up our homes to conserve heat. Let?s quickly review some of the most common air pollutants. We?ll cover how these pollutants can be detected as well as what to do about them if you do detect them. Gases from combustion Combustion devices such Read more…

Is it Mold or Rust?

Many homeowners mistake mold for rust. The see a reddish brown colored stain, and automatically assume that it was caused by something rusting while against the tarnished surface. This isn?t always true! If you are seeing stains on counters, walls, and floors that weren?t there in the past, it is worth it to look into the humidity in your home, and to make sure that there is no water leaking in. Don?t just overlook the Read more…

Skylights and Mold

When designing a new home, one feature that most decide to include is the skylight. It adds elegance, value, and is aesthetically pleasing for both the owner and future buyers. Unfortunately, some find that when the skylight is installed it isn?t sealed properly. This can cause both visible and nonvisible leaks. Skylights that were installed years ago tend to leak more than those put in today, as designs have improved dramatically over the years. For Read more…

The Dangers of Asbestos

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a heat-resistant, fibrous, silicate-based material that can be woven into fabrics. It was also used in ceiling tiles, floor tiles, insulation, cabinets, shingles, siding, clothes, and more. Though the use of building materials containing asbestos ended in the 1980’s, they can still be found in homes across the country.   Why is it Dangerous? Materials that contain asbestos aren’t usually dangerous unless they release dust or are damaged and then Read more…

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Mold Mitigation

It can be tedious trying to repair property that has been damaged by flooding. Living in the wetlands of any area can make flooding a higher possibility, but in areas with high moisture and heat, it makes it even more daunting. Flood damage has to be repaired quickly, as mold can begin to grow in as little as 48 hours with the right environment. Floors, rugs, and wooden furniture should be removed as soon as Read more…

The Signs of Household Mold

Being exposed to mold is always unhealthy, but some strains are more toxic than others. If you have a mold problem or suspect you may have a mold problem the issue will always stem from an unchecked moisture issue. This is why the best way to deal with mold is by preventing it from happening in the first place by checking for common areas of moisture build-up. If mold has already begun to take root, Read more…