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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Black Mold

Though there are approximately 20,000 species of mold, only about five are commonly found inside structures. One of these species, Stachybotrys chartarum, is also known as “black mold.” It’s not the most common type encountered inside houses, but black mold has…

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Six First Steps After a Basement Flood

Many types of water inundation inside a house will end up in the basement if the volume of water is significant. A flooded basement will not drain or dry out on its own. It rapidly becomes a stagnant source of…

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4 Reasons to Avoid DIY Mold Removal

Mold growth can occur almost anywhere under the right conditions. Dormant microscopic mold spores are ubiquitous in nature, both outdoors and indoors. In fact, you’re probably inhaling a small concentration of spores right now. So, if mold is such a…

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Four Main Causes of Home Water Damage

The typical home provides a number of opportunities for water damage to strike. Maybe that’s why more than one-third of the homes in the U.S. have already experienced losses due to water damage at one time or another. The average…

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Elevated Levels of Mold: Common Health Effects

If someone in your home is experiencing specific health concerns, could it be due to elevated levels of mold in the home? First and foremost, any concerning health issues should be discussed with your physician before attributing undiagnosed symptoms to mold. Mold…

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What NOT to Do After Flooding in Your Home

If flooding from any source inundates your home, numerous measures need to be taken without delay. The to-do list is extensive and can be, frankly, overwhelming. That’s where professional water damage remediation services play a critical role, arriving on-scene 24/7/365…

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Is Water Always Damage an Emergency?

Water damage takes many forms and, while some incidents impose less urgency than others, it is certainly never a welcome event in anyone’s home. That’s why professionals in the field emphasize preventive measures to preempt home water damage in any form. …

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Seven Ways a Roof Leak Can Damage Your Home

By the time you realize you have a roof leak, the damage may already be done. While an unfinished attic is often not considered a vulnerable part of the house, the fact is, roof leakage into an attic typically proceeds…

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Buying a Home? Add Mold Detection to Your Inspection Checklist

The wrong time to discover mold contamination in a house is after you’ve just purchased it. Dealing with unexpected mold may delay moving into the home as well as burden the buyer—that’s you—instead of the seller with the expense of…

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Is Your Attic Protected From Water Damage?

Like the crawl space beneath your home, your overhead attic is a frequent focal point for water damage. Because attics are infrequently visited by occupants of the house, water damage often progresses unseen for a good amount of time. By the…

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