Mold

Various posts with information regarding Mold including detection, testing, treatments, removal, and effects.

Side Note: Back to the Earth

By | June 25th, 2015|Additional Services, Mold, Side Note|

Mold has become a big issue in recent years.  It has been the subject of lawsuits, a terror to builders, subject for front page writer, and the growth of a "new" industry - - Mold Testing & Remediation.  You might think its new.  It is not new. You might think it is complex.  It is [...]

Side Note: Dry Basement

By | April 17th, 2015|Basements, Mold, Side Note|

Buyers expect a dry basement.  No one wants to buy a home with a wet basement.  These days most states have disclosure forms that would require the seller to details a series of questions about the property...one of which is water in the basement.  Home inspectors are trained to find this sort of defect during [...]

Side Note: Basement Space

By | April 17th, 2015|Basements, Mold, Side Note|

Even though it may not be counted in the actual square footage of your home, your basement is VALUABLE space!  What can you do with your basement?  How about a Playroom for the kids, a Party Room or Family Room?  A home gym to keep you fit and healthy, or maybe a craft room for your [...]

Side Note: Radon Gas & Waterproofing

By | April 17th, 2015|Basements, Mold, Radon, Side Note|

Radon Gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from radium deposits in the earth's crust.  If present in the soil under your home, it can get sucked into your house via the basement or crawl space. DON'T PANIC!  It's fairly common and easy to get rid of. Some people that know "a little", [...]

7 Signs of Drainage Issues

By | September 23rd, 2011|Mold, Seasonal Information|

You don’t need to be an inspector to know that puddles in the basement or a lake on the front lawn are signs of drainage trouble. But not all drainage problems are so obvious. Some can be hard to spot unless you know what to look for. Here’s how the pros read seven of the [...]

Mold Problems

By | June 18th, 2011|Mold|

Mold Health Problems - Getting Sick From Mold When you first see mold in your home, you may be immediately repulsed by the look of the green or black fuzzy fungus. Growing rampant over walls, ceilings or even on the bathroom tile, mold spores can make your skin crawl. But beyond the 'ick-factor' of mold [...]

Mold Basics

By | June 18th, 2011|Mold|

Mold Basics The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Mold growing outdoors on firewood. Molds come in many [...]

No Mold is “Good” Mold

By | June 18th, 2011|Mold|

One of the biggest questions about Mold is, "Do I have the bad Mold?" The answer is, "No Mold is good Mold". Mold is, "Toxigenic", which means it may not always be producing toxins into your environment. However, for no explainable reason the same Mold that was not producing toxins yesterday, may indeed today begin to produce toxic spores. [...]

Detecting Mold within Your Home

By | January 18th, 2010|Mold|

Mold, at times, can be tricky to detect, but, by following a few easy tips, you can often times detect a mold problem without having to call a professional. How do I tell if I have a mold problem?  The most practical way to find a mold problem is by using your eyes to look [...]

Mold Clean-Up and Removal Tips

By | January 18th, 2010|Mold|

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust.  Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors.  The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present.  If there is [...]