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Residential Water Intrusion

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We place injector “ports “along the crack, We seal the crack with eproxy, and we inject the crack with expanding  polyurethane sealant. $995. Minimum charge.  Foundation cracks can allow water to intrude and create conditions necessary for black mold to grow rapidly in basements. In order for mold to grow, excessive water, moisture, or humidity is…

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Do Mildew Odors Mean I Have Mold?

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Do Mildew Odors Mean I Have Mold? When mildew odors or “musty” type odors are detected, some type of mold or other fungus is typically actively growing within a building.  When mold is in a “growth cycle” many types of molds emit microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC’s). It is these types of compounds (gases) which…

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Water Intrusion Repairs & Mold Testing

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Mold Testing: When there are water/moisture issues in crawl space or basement, frequently there are microbial issues.  Sometimes “Testing” for microbial activity is a prudent strategy.  There are benefits  to perform mold testing because IF you have a mold problem you can focus your efforts to the correct scale and correct location thus limiting costs.…

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Does a “Musty” Odor Indicate I have a mold problem?

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Musty odors in residential structures typically indicate mold growth, but not always. Generally, when people detect “musty” odors they are smelling microbial volatile organic compounds otherwise known as MVOC’s. When mold is in a “growth cycle” many species of mold emit  MVOC’s, this is typically what is detected in the structure. Normally, excessive: moisture, humidity or water…

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