Will you be entertaining guests during the holiday season? It’s not an easy job. Beyond being highly creative to properly accommodate your guests, you need to maintain a healthy indoor environment for your guests. One way you can assure that… Read More
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Have you been affected by a recent home disaster? No matter your answer, you need to learn how to take necessary preventative steps and identify serious problems relating to mold, water and air ducts. Read below to get educated! Water… Read More
The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) Rule, which concerns renovations on homes containing pre-1978 lead paint. The regulation requires clearance testing to detect the presence, or lack, of lead following any home renovation…. Read More
Air pollution is a problem that has gained more and more interest over the past few years. Research has shown that air pollution can negatively affect the health of those who are constantly subjected to harmful environments. But a recent… Read More
Winter can mean freezing pipes breaking and ice dams causing roof leaks. All of this leads to the potential for mold growth. The most important thing is to contact us immediately so we can schedule a time to help you clean up and eliminate any mold. However, there are steps you can take in the meantime in case wet items will be sitting for more than 24-48 hours.
This time of year many homeowners are winterizing their homes to make them more energy efficient and reduce heating costs. They don’t often think about the steps needed to prevent excess moisture that promote mold growth during the winter, but it’s even more important because it affects health. Fortunately, the same solutions can fix both problems, so check out this list of steps you should take now.
While mold is a year-round problem, there are several conditions in the winter that encourage its growth as this article points out. As always the primary factor is keeping indoor humidity below 60 percent. Here are some winter factors that can raise the humidity.