WHAT IS A MOLD REMEDIATION CONTAINMENT?
August 25, 2015

Containments are an important part of the mold remediation process. When it is determined that an indoor environment is contaminated with actual mold growth, containments are used to minimize cross contamination from the affected to unaffected areas of the property. Cross contamination can happen by worker traffic from affected to unaffected area, material handling and/or air distribution. Containments typically consist of 6 mil poly sheeting and negative air machines to achieve negative pressures to prevent cross contamination.


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WHAT'S INSIDE YOUR DUCTS?
June 19, 2015

Here's a nice before and after look at a recent air duct cleaning project! Just imagine what's being harbored inside that dust (mold spores, dust mites, skin cells, pet dander, pollen, and other harmful allergens).


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WHAT IS MOLD?
May 29, 2015

Mold is a microscopic organism present virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Molds are fungi that are needed to break down dead plant and animal materials in the outdoor environment, but can become problematic when there is active mold growth indoors. For mold to grow in an indoor environment it only needs a food source (paper, wood, wallboard, carpet materials, etc.) and a moisture source (elevated relative humidity, flood, plumbing leak, poor ventilation, etc.). When there is active mold growth indoors and goes untreated, there is the potential that whomever occupies the indoor space will be exposed to elevated mold levels, may become sensitized and develop allergies to the mold.


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What's Inside Your Dryer Vent?
May 22, 2015

Guess what we removed from a dryer vent this week?? Thankfully this birds nest was unoccupied! Lint isn't the only thing that can restrict your dryer vent's air flow. GET IT CLEANED!!!

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2010, an estimated 16,800 reported U.S. non-confined or confined home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines (including combination washer/dryers) resulted in 51 civilian deaths, 380 injuries and $236 million in direct property damage.


Washer and dryer fires were mostly level from 1980 to 1998, with a slight decline in the first years of the period to break the pattern. After some volatility during the transition years as NFIRS Version 5.0 was introduced, the estimates have settled into a new trend with wider year-to-year variations and a trend line slightly lower than the lowest levels of 1980-1998. Civilian injuries have stabilized in a range comparable to that seen in the 1990's. Direct property damage after adjustment for inflation is varying year to year but around a generally higher average then those seen prior to 1999.


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Will Killing or Encapsulating Mold Solve My Contamination Problem?
April 8, 2015

An important step in the mold remediation process is physically removing the mold from the contaminated surface. This can be done using several methods (sanding, wire brushing, HEPA vacuuming, damp wiping, etc.) and should only be done once the contaminated area has been contained. HEPA filtered air scrubbers and negative air machines should also be used to help prevent cross contamination and filter the air during the mold remediation process. Encapsulants can be a helpful tool in the mold remediation process, but not a magical solution.

According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification Standard (IICRC S520):

Contaminant Removal

Physically removing mold contamination is the primary means of remediation. It is highly recommended that mold contamination be physically removed from the structure, systems and contents to return them to Condition 1 status. Attempts to kill or encapsulate mold generally are not adequate to solve the contamination problem.

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WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO TURN ON MY DEHUMIDIFIER?
April 1, 2015

The time is NOW!  It is important to run a dehumidifier, especially this time of year when it starts to warm up and gets humid outside.  You don't need a pipe to burst or ground water in your basement to cause mold.  You just need relative humidity in the basement to be above 55%.  When the relative humidity is greater than 55%, there is enough moisture in the air to support mold growth on building materials and personal belongings causing the need for mold removal and mold remediation.  An important step in maintaining a dry basement is to run a dehumidifier.  Most dehumidifiers come with humidity controls and should run year round.  Humidity controls will allow the dehumidifier to run only when necessary. If you're looking to upgrade your dehumidifier, please visit our Dehumidifier Installation page for more details.Type your paragraph here.

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