Mold And What You Need To Know In Your New Renovated Home

Mold is a vicious contaminant. It hides under carpets, spreads inside walls or deep in heating and air conditioning vents, or other locations that cannot be seen. Hidden mold can still be missed even after a thorough investigation and assessment.  It is important to know this for the simple fact that the work that was […]

What should I do when I find mold when I am renovating?

Many D-I-Yers that take on home renovation projects like interior painting, kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovation, floor replacement, and window replacement, rarely understand the risks of mold. Even if they do, they may not know how to ensure that the mold contamination is prevented from spreading throughout the home. The biggest risk you encounter by doing […]

WHAT CAUSES MOLD?

No one likes mold in their home. Mold not only causes health problems such as allergies and even infections, but mold is an eyesore and can spread like wildfire. Understanding what causes mold in your home, is the first step in preventing mold in your home. What causes mold?  Mold is caused by an excess […]

WARNING SIGNS OF MOLD

WARNING SIGNS OF MOLD An investigation for mold contamination should be performed anytime there is an increase in allergy or respiratory problems for occupants or their pets. Chronic on-going colds, headaches, or flu-like symptoms are an indication of a potential mold contamination. Other indications of mold contamination include musty, earth-like odors, water stains or discoloration, […]

MOLD: MYTHS & FACTS

MOLD: MYTHS & FACTS MYTH: Only dirty environments, buildings, or homes get mold contaminations. FACT: Dirt provides mold with a nutrient, but small amounts of dust and most building components can provide the nutrients needed to grow mold. MYTH: There are no mold regulations. FACT: Some states such as Florida and Virginia have established mold […]

WHAT IS MOLD?

WHAT IS MOLD? Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. Mold is known as nature’s recycler, since it causes the decomposition  of the organic and porous materials on which it roots and grows. There are thousands of known species of molds. They all require moisture for growth. Like […]

A STORY: “MONSTER IN HER BASEMENT”

“A Monster in her Basement?” The white-haired 85-year old lady reminded me of my grandmother as she opened the front door with a huge smile, followed by a deep exhausting cough. She gestured for me to enter her exemplar home. Although the furnishings were dated, every piece was placed with purpose. The living room and […]

We smell mold. It is agitating my sinuses. But, I cannot find it. What do I do?

We smell mold.  It is agitating my sinuses.  But, I cannot find it.  What do I do? Mold is vicious.  It can hide above ceilings, behind walls, in furniture, under carpet.  If you suspect mold, but cannot find it, we recommend having air samples collected to determine if there is a mold contamination hiding in […]