3 Simple Ways to Keep Mold Away

If you ask the average homeowner about their mold prevention strategy, they’ll probably answer by scratching their head. Mold isn’t something that most people spend a lot of time thinking about until it becomes a serious problem. By then, prevention measures are too late; remediation is the only solution. It’s possible to prevent this type of scenario if we know a little more about how to keep mold away. Here are three key measures you can take: 1. Control the humidity One of the most Continue reading →

What are the Dangers of Cleaning Mold Yourself?

When’s the last time you did a home maintenance project yourself that you normally hired out to a professional? If you’re like many homeowners, the impetus to do things yourself has risen considerably in recent years. That’s because information has become so much more abundant and widely available. Not only that, materials and tools have become more efficient and sophisticated, meaning that DIY projects often make a good amount of economical sense. Is cleaning up a mold invasion a good DIY project? Not really. It’s Continue reading →

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Residential Mold

By now, you’ve heard a thing or two about mold invading people’s homes. It does happen, and the effects can be devastating. Even if the problem doesn’t affect the health of you and your loved ones, and you manage to hire a mold remediation specialist to come and handle the problem, there’s still the issue of property value. Depending on where you live, it may be necessary to disclose mold cleanup efforts to real estate agents and prospective homebuyers. There have been rare cases of Continue reading →

Are Some Types of Mold More Toxic Than Others?

Residential mold is no laughing matter. This has been proven time and time again by the health problems people have developed as a result of prolonged or acute exposure to different types of mold. It has also been proven by the devastating effects mold has had on property values. When a home has a serious mold problem, a huge part of its market value can be permanently lost – even if a professional is called in to address the problem. That’s because many states require Continue reading →

What to Do if a Specialist Says Your House Needs Mold Removal

So you heard about the dangers of a residential mold invasion, and you wanted to make sure that didn’t happen to you. After all, you’ve put a lot of money and hard work into buying and maintaining this property. You can’t let some microscopic organism wreak havoc on the safety and value of that investment – not to mention the physical health risks of exposure to mold. Your first thought was to call a mold-testing specialist to come in and perform a detailed assessment. This Continue reading →

How Can the Spring Thaw Lead to Mold Infestations?

When spring finally arrives after a long and cold winter, it’s generally good news. A lot of people around the world never experience this distinct change of seasons – but here in New Jersey, and in many other parts of the country, the arrival of spring is something to celebrate. It’s time to get outside again, de-clutter the house, open the windows, and become more active. But it may not all be good news when you start cleaning out the home. You might notice that Continue reading →

4 Common Hiding Places for Springtime Mold

When you’ve been through a long winter (as we go through every year here in New Jersey, more or less), there are plenty of cobwebs and dusty corners by the time spring rolls around. Effectively, your home has been shut tight for the past 4 or 5 months. In many cases, the air has been exceedingly dry – in which case you have used a humidifier to combat the dryness in your home environment. For these and other reasons, mold has a way of being Continue reading →

How Far Can a Mold Invasion Go?

There are homeowners who typically think about what could go wrong with their property, and there are others who tend to stay on the positive side of things. Actually, a lot of those homeowners who do think about what could go wrong with their property are thinking strategically, not negatively. By visualizing and being aware of all the different things that could go wrong, it’s easier to put strong preventative measures in place. Over time, this adds up to lower operating costs for the home, Continue reading →

What Protective Gear Do Professionals Wear During Mold Removal?

Mold is one of those thing most of us see in a given week. We might see it on a loaf of bread, a package of strawberries, or a stack of old magazines. It seems relatively harmless in these cases, and it’s difficult to imagine a full-scale mold invasion that could affect your health or bring down your property values. But make no mistake – mold can be dangerous. In fact, the people who are most directly exposed to the dangers of mold are often Continue reading →

What You Can (and Can’t) Know By Looking at Mold

We live in an increasingly visual age – there’s just no getting around it. So much of the information we get these days is through video, infographics, and other visual cues. For many people, this is simply a more effective way to learn and engage with the world around us. That old saying – “seeing is believing” – has a lot of truth in it. But there are some things we just can’t always see, and we have to rely on other means. Mold is Continue reading →