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Pest Prevention Tips

By | June 27th, 2011|Infestations & Pests, Seasonal Information|

Here are a few easy steps you can take right now to stop pests and termites from invading your home: Pest Tips Seal cracks in your home's exterior to help keep pests like ants, spiders and cockroaches from getting inside. Be sure all doors and windows are properly sealed with tight-fitting screens and weather stripping. [...]

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. [...]

Termite Infestation

By | March 9th, 2011|Infestations & Pests|

How Do I Know If My House Is Infested? Large carton nests in trees, attics, wall voids, etc., are obvious signs of an infestation. Sometimes the damage caused by Formosan subterranean termites is not so obvious. Soft spots, damp or moist patches, bulges, and blistered paint or wallpaper in walls, doors, floors, and other areas [...]

Termite Facts & Myths

By | March 9th, 2011|Infestations & Pests|

The Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, is one of the most destructive termite species in the world today. In the United States it causes tremendous property damage resulting in enormous treatment and repair costs. It is sometimes referred to as the "Super Termite" because: It has large colonies. The territory of a single colony [...]

Help! I Found Asbestos In My Home – What Should I do?

By | January 31st, 2010|Asbestos|

What Should I Do if I Find Asbestos In My Home?  If you think asbestos may be in your home, don't panic. Usually the best thing is to leave asbestos material that is in good condition alone.  Generally, material in good condition will not release asbestos fibers. Check material regularly if you suspect it may [...]

What is Asbestos and is it Harmful to My Health?

By | January 30th, 2010|Asbestos, Company Information|

What is Asbestos?  Asbestos is a mineral fiber that, in the past, was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope.  Can Asbestos Affect My Health?  From studies, it has been found that breathing [...]

Is Asbestos in My Home?

By | January 29th, 2010|Asbestos|

Where Can I Find Asbestos and When Can It Be a Problem?  Most products made today do not contain asbestos. Those few products made which still contain asbestos that could be inhaled are required to be labeled as such. However, until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials used in homes contained asbestos. [...]

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 [...]