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Why Summer Can Mean More Indoor Mold and What to do About It

Mold doesn’t take a summer vacation. In fact, it’s the time of year that provides ideal conditions to trigger dormant mold spores into active mode. Daily summer high temperatures in more than half the U.S. are within the mold-preferred range…

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4 Tips for Summer Storm Preparation

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, no region of the United States can be considered completely safe from damage caused by severe storms. Hot temperatures and moist, unstable air frequently culminate in heavy rain and high winds, as well…

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Preventing Common Types of Water Damage in Summer

Water damage is a year-round event that doesn’t respect the calendar. As far as timing goes, the most predictable thing about water damage is it will happen at the least expected, most inconvenient time. Still, changing seasons make certain types…

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Prevent Attic Mold With These Simple Tips

What is it about an attic that’s so attractive to mold? Just about everything that makes it a place people tend to avoid. Most attics are dark, warm, overly humid, stuffy, and dusty. In other words, the perfect accommodation for…

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Can Flooded Hardwood Floors Be Saved?

Not all parts of a house are equal when it comes to recovery after a flood. Hardwood flooring presents its own set of specific challenges when affected by water damage. Successfully drying out a hardwood floor in place requires professional…

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4 Situations Where Using a Humidifier Makes Sense

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the household humidity level should ideally range between 40% and 60%. Due to seasonal changes and other factors, however, the “ideal” may be hard to maintain. In winter, outdoor air is naturally drier and…

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3 Tips To Remove Mold From Washing Machines

A common household appliance that cleans and sanitizes clothing is also a frequent source of mold contamination. How does that happen? If it’s a front-loading washer, the answer is in the design. Efficient front-loaders are now a popular choice to…

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Prevent Exterior Water Damage With These Simple Tips

Concerns about potential water damage shouldn’t be limited to your home’s interior. Materials that make up the exterior roof, walls and foundation of the house—wood, masonry, concrete—can be vulnerable to water damage under certain conditions. Also, external water damage often…

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Remove Clutter NOW Before You Have A Flooding Issue

Clutter happens, often without occupants of a home even being fully aware of it. Stuff seems to multiply when your back is turned. Sorting out the accumulation and storing or discarding surplus items slips further and further down the to-do…

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Musty Carpet Smells? Ban Them Forever!

A clean carpet generally produces no noticeable odor. A carpet with a “history” however—namely, exposure to moisture during a water damage incident—often becomes a source of pungent, musty odors that pervade the entire house. Ground Zero For Odors Carpet is…

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