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What Percentage Damp Is Acceptable In Walls? A Basic Guide

Water, moisture, and even high humidity can cause a staggering array of problems in your home. Anytime excess moisture starts to build up in your walls, it can cause costly structural damage. As time goes on, excess moisture can even cause mildew and mold problems which can threaten the health of everyone who lives or visits your home. Thankfully, [...]

What Percentage Damp Is Acceptable In Walls? A Basic Guide2022-06-23T08:33:37-04:00

How To Prevent & Get Rid Of Mold In Garage Tips

The humble garage can serve a lot of purposes beyond simply being a convenient place to park your car. It can also double as a workshop, man cave, and bulk storage space. Though the garage, with its typically poor HVAC system and questionable ventilation, can also become home to a serious mold problem. Especially if your home or garage [...]

How To Prevent & Get Rid Of Mold In Garage Tips2022-04-22T10:52:50-04:00

Blastomyces Dermatitidis. What Is It & How Do You Get It?

A lot of people hear the word “Mold” and their mind instantly conjures up images of green spots growing on old bread or white fuzzy things that tell you it’s high time to clean the fridge. Though in recent years, there’s been a growing awareness of the severe health risk posed by mold and high-density airborne mold spores. Not [...]

Blastomyces Dermatitidis. What Is It & How Do You Get It?2022-04-22T10:46:37-04:00

What Is Mucormycosis?

Awareness about the threat posed by indoor mold and how it can impact our health continues to grow by leaps and bounds. It is well-known that mold spores and airborne mycotoxins can certainly cause respiratory distress, allergic reactions, headaches and promote inflammation conditions. Though these aren’t the only ways that mold and other members of the fungi family can [...]

What Is Mucormycosis?2022-02-13T10:49:20-05:00

Mold On Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings started being used to enhance ceiling texture during the 1930s and continued to be popular throughout the 1990s. They get their name from the way the sprayed texture dries to look a little bit like the surface texture and color of popcorn. Popcorn ceilings are made from a special mixture that contains elements such as paper and [...]

Mold On Popcorn Ceilings2022-02-13T10:44:55-05:00

Dry Rot Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Wood is a complex material with chemistry and components that can change over time. From the moment a tree is felled the composition of the wood or eventual lumber created from it continues to go through slow changes. This includes things like changes in moisture content, lignin chemistry, and other subtle permutations that occur gradually. When it is processed [...]

Dry Rot Causes, Treatment & Prevention2022-02-13T10:41:46-05:00

Detecting Water Damage With Thermal Infrared Cameras

There’s no doubt about it, water is pervasive! Even a seemingly small volume of water from a pipe, gutter problem, or roof leak can become a major problem. Even high humidity and condensation can cause enough water to pool up to affect surfaces in your home or office that are seldom seen or otherwise hard to detect. Not to [...]

Detecting Water Damage With Thermal Infrared Cameras2022-01-11T17:49:33-05:00

Does Activated Charcoal Kill Mold?

While it might not seem like that big of a threat on the surface, mold can be an insidious substance that causes damage to buildings and puts people at increased risk for illness and chronic health conditions. It can also be surprisingly difficult to eliminate once an active mold colony manages to establish a presence in your home or [...]

Does Activated Charcoal Kill Mold?2022-01-11T17:41:43-05:00