How do I know if my home has mold

There are different ways to discover if you have a mold problem with your home. First, it is important to know that all houses have some degree of mold inside the structure.  There are two primary questions that should be answered  as quickly as possible. Are the amounts of mold inside my house a problem?…

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picture of surface mold test

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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Water intrusion can quickly escalate mold growth.  Without the correct tools and professional approach a water intrusion can turn into a major nightmare.  Residential customers are not typically prepared for a water intrusion emergency.  Even if you are prepared there are times when the problem is so big you just do not have the right…

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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 Damage Water damage if  unchecked can lead to conditions that attract damaging insects such as termites & microbial activity. The following pictures are of water intrusion/termite damaged lumber used in a basement wall system along the exterior foundation wall; complete removal, mold remediation and the replacement of building materials was necessary to complete…

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