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Stop Mold Growth In Winter

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stop Mold Growth In Winter

Because mold growth is a bigger problem in warm, humid climates, many home owners take a sigh of relief when winter comes. The dryer weather and cooler temperatures means that stopping mold in the home should be at least temporarily easier, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Winter ins one of the times when mold can spread quickly and quietly. Here is what you can do about it.  Why is winter great for mold? Even though the air is drier, the winter season itself is often wet. Extra water (in the form of snow) piles up around the...

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Tips For Picking The Right Sump Pump For Your Needs And Home

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Picking The Right Sump Pump For Your Needs And Home

According to Water Damage Defense, 98 percent of homes have reported suffering some sort of water damage in the basement. If your basement is prone to flooding, there is a simple solution to get rid of that excess moisture in a matter of minutes: a sump pump. If you’re in the market for your home’s first sump pump, here are a few tips to help you purchase the ideal product for your needs and budget: Types of Sump Pumps Available There are several different types of sump pumps available, including those that will get rid of...

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Decide Whether Or Not To Replace Your Gutters While You Are Cleaning Them

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Decide Whether Or Not To Replace Your Gutters While You Are Cleaning Them

The best time to look at your gutters is while you are cleaning them. Even if you have gutters that you aren’t supposed to have to clean, you should still check them every year to ensure that everything is working as it should. Here are the things you should check for to see if it is time to replace your gutters instead of just cleaning them. Rust Or Cracks Are Starting To Show Eventually, the material that makes up your gutters will start to break down. How this presents itself depends on the material that was used to make...

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What You Need To Know About Shower Curtains If You Have Asthma Or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Shower Curtains If You Have Asthma Or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) or asthma, or believe that either of these diagnoses are a possibility, you may want to take a close look at the type of shower curtains you have in your home and replace them with shower doors. Here’s what you need to know.  Problems with vinyl shower curtains  Vinyl shower curtains are commonly used to protect against water damage when someone is taking a shower. However, there are some problems and health risks that can be attributed...

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Trust An IICRC Tech To Clean Up When Flooding Occurs

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Trust An IICRC Tech To Clean Up When Flooding Occurs

Flood waters bring more than just costly cleanup bills. They also bring contamination from any number of sources, including sewage, animal carcasses, insects and more. And bacteria is only the beginning. If standing water is allowed to remain pooled in your basement or other parts of your home for even a short length of time, you run the risk of developing mold and mildew. The only safe way to completely eradicate the damage done by flooding is to hire an IICRC restoration team for emergency water removal. What Is IICRC? IICRC is an acronym...

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Stormwater Damaged Your Enclosed Back Porch? Dry It With These Tips

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stormwater Damaged Your Enclosed Back Porch? Dry It With These Tips

If stormwater floods into your enclosed back porch and soaks through the untreated wooden posts and frames that support it, you will need to restore the room fast to prevent mold and wood rot. When stormwater soaks through soft materials, such as untreated wood, it releases pollutants, chemicals and acids that break them down. Even if the wood dries, it sustains permanent damage that places your back porch at risk for collapsing and termites if you don’t take additional steps to secure it. Here are tips you can use to dry your back...

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