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What Causes Mildew Growth in the Bathroom and How Can It Be Prevented?

Mildew is simply another type of fungus, yet differs signficantly from toxic mold growth. Mildew typically grows on top of surfaces without penetrating the material. Mildew spores prefer a location that’s frequently wet to spawn growth. Mildew is unsightly and…

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Do Water-Stained Ceilings Need to be Replaced?

Water-stained ceilings are unsightly, but often enough, minor damage can be repaired so your ceiling looks good as new. Other times, the damage has gone too far and replacement is the only option. Knowing how to decide will save you…

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3 Effective Ways to Remove Indoor Air Pollutants From Your Home

The good news is, today’s tightly-sealed houses are more energy efficient than ever and provide more consistent temperature control. The bad news? Air pollutants accumulating in that enclosed indoor environment pose a threat to both comfort and health. According to…

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How to Prevent Water Damage With Proper Home Drainage

Ruptured indoor plumbing is a crisis with a high water damage potential to your home. Another less conspicuous external source, silent seepage, may be every bit as damaging over the long term to your home. Rainfall and/or ground water can…

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Can Water-Damaged Insulation Be Salvaged?

Insulation in the attic is often the first victim when roof leaks occur or when plumbing pipes routed through the attic leak. The two most common types of insulation — fiberglass batts and blown-in cellulose loose-fill—are vulnerable to attic water…

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Sump Pump Failure… Dealing With the Aftermath

A sump pump spends most of its time on standby, waiting for water. Should it fail to activate at a crucial time when water enters the sump basin, a flooded basement and associated water damage are the usual consequence. If…

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Sewage Backup? Why Professional Help Is Needed…

Recent figures indicate that sewage backups in the U.S. are increasing by 3% every year. That’s no surprise: the age of residential sewer pipes now averages over 30 years, a major factor in the increasing incidence of sewage flowing back…

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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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