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Mold growing on new homes under construction 

Mold growing on new homes under construction During my travels I am constantly dismayed at the number of instances where I see mold growing on new homes under construction. As a professional in the industry I get to visit many existing and newer homes because the owner has called me into take a look at…

Ever wonder what’s behind those nice one day bathtub refits?

Ever wonder what’s behind those nice one day bathtub refits? As both a certified mold inspector and a certified home inspector I am always amazed at the level of quality and range of finishes I see when looking a retrofitted bathroom, particularly those one or two day bathtub retrofit services, (you know, the ones with…

Can’t sleep? It may be mold related.

Can’t sleep? It may be mold related. As research continues into the impacts of mold in our daily lives we are starting to understand a number of things about mold and its impacts on our health that we weren’t aware of even ten years ago. One of the new lines of research into mold, its…

Beware, this time of year is ripe for insulation contractor scams!

Beware, this time of year is ripe for insulation contractor scams! It’s around this point in the year that many residential owners find cold spots, frost on second floor ceilings just under the attic space, cold walls and drafty rooms. Many people open their attic hatch only to find low levels of insulation or, in…

Concerned about the quality of your mold / flood / fire remediation?

Are you concerned about the quality of your mold / flood / fire remediation? You’re about to be hit twice…a flood or fire has decimated your home and / or business. It’s your worst nightmare because it can destroy your memories, your valuables and your data. You will need to rebuild and fast…mold takes only…

Is anyone surprised that mold is tough to kill?

Is anyone surprised that mold is tough to kill?     Aspergillus Niger Astronauts on the International Space Station are in a constant battle against mold inside their living environment and it’s toughness is a real problem. Recently, a German microbiologist conducted a set of experiments whereby hard x-rays and heavy ions were focused on…

Wet basements and mold

Wet basements and mold We’ve noticed a significant increase in demand for our services as they relate to wet basements and mold removal / restoration services due to higher rainfall levels and longer more intense storms this past year. The number of wet basement projects we addressed in 2019 almost doubled over the previous last…

Mold in our Schools

Mold in our Schools…what can we do about it? As we begin to understand more about molds adverse health impacts we begin to truly understand how important it is to insure that mold in our schools is taken seriously. The most vulnerable in our society should not be exposed to mold…period. I’ve read numerous stories of…
Application of spray foam to a mold free attic space

Spray foam is not the right option to deal with mold contamination.

Spray foam is not the right option to deal with mold contamination.       Application on mold treated surface                   Application on untreated surfaces Spray Foam Issues Spray foam is not the right option to deal with mold contamination in your attic of wall cavities of your…

Climate Disruption and Mold

      Climate Disruption and mold…how can we adapt? Storm clouds are forming on the horizon that are troubling…the intensity and severity of storm systems are undergoing changes that have been directly linked to climate change. Storms will linger longer in areas and downpours will be more severe. Spring will be cooler and longer…

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