Waterproofing is a critical component of just about any new construction or remodeling project. Though it’s not always the top thing that people think about when setting up design or construction plans. Basic waterproofing measures such as flooring and electrical components are easy to think of, and it makes you feel like you’ve ticked the waterproofing box off the [...]
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Hoarding is more than just the topic of shocking reality TV shows. In fact, Hoarding Disorder is a recognized mental health and behavioral condition where the individual has persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived value or a compulsory need to save them. An individual with hoarding disorder will often experience distress at the thought [...]
Blood is known for its ability to carry a wide range of pathogens. At the same time, blood deposited in porous materials can also serve as a medium for bacteria and other harmful microbes to colonize. Anyone who is exposed to bloodborne pathogens is considered to be at high risk for contracting serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. This is [...]
These days health and safety measures are more important than ever before. A lot of people work diligently to understand how they can keep their families, clients, business guests, and patrons safe and healthy. This includes familiarizing yourself with a wide range of terms and classifications. Though did you know that there are different biohazard level classifications? Each of [...]
While the bathroom and the laundry room are two of mold’s top targets in a home, mold spores are more than happy to infest your kitchen with active colonies. Especially if they can find the moisture. Adding to this concern is the fact that the kitchen is rife with food supplies and water which mold can exploit. If mold [...]
When you stop to think about it, a third of your life will be spent in your bedroom, sleeping. Maybe more if you are the type of person who likes to read in bed or watch TV before falling asleep. This makes good sleep hygiene and sleep habits critical not only for the quality of your rest but also [...]
Mold is a naturally occurring type of fungus that’s found nearly everywhere in the world. It propagates by releasing microscopic mold spores and mycotoxins into the air. When these spores land on a warm, moist surface, with a modest amount of available nutrients they can germinate into a new, active colony. Under the right conditions, certain strains of mold [...]
It seems like every day there is a story on the news talking about the dangers of indoor mold. Not only can mold devastate the look of your home, but it can also pose a very serious threat to your health. There are even some people who have adverse health problems, including complications with chronic inflammation, and respiratory distress. [...]
The old saying goes that in every life a little rain must fall. Though chances are you don’t want that rain falling into your house through a roof leak, gutter backup, or damaged plumbing. The unfortunate truth is that even the smallest water problem in your home can cost a big amount of money to clean up and repair. [...]
Finding Puddles & Pools Of Water Water on your floors, and in your basement is an obvious sign of a water leak. Water has a nasty habit of running along rafters and following plumbing fixtures to deposit itself far from where the leak originated. Following these wet areas will go a long way toward helping you find and repair [...]