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When buying a home, it’s important to remember that environmental testing up front can save money in the future due to the average age of houses in this country.
Cleaning up after a flood can be a monumental undertaking. Once you’ve finally got the floors and furniture dry, what should you do about preventing mold? Or if you’ve already got mold, what can you do? This blog addresses those questions and more.
Air Conditioning Mold Issues: Top Blunders that Cause Unhealthy Mold It’s been hot. Really hot. And to keep comfortable, we’ve been turning to air
The summertime is mold weather, and in addition to causing health problems, mold can ruin your home. To prevent mold, be sure to address any sources of water within your home, particularly after heavy rain. If you hire a company to test for mold, be sure that the company doesn’t also do mold remediation, as that will be a financial incentive for them to find mold where it doesn’t exist.
Q. I have black mold growing up the walls in my basement Can I remove mold myself? – Nancy K., White Plains, NY
A. First, it’s important to keep in mind that mold — in any form — can be harmful to your health.
So all of your mold must be removed. And there lies the problem: The mold growing on your walls is easy to see, but most of the mold growing in homes is hidden. The only way to pinpoint where it is lurking is with mold testing. (In our next blog post, we will discuss do-it-yourself mold testing kits vs. professional mold testing.) So yes, may be able to remove visible mold, but without professional testing, you won’t know how serious the problem really is.
Why You Should Get Residential Environmental Testing (and What to Do After) Introduction Home is where we spend a large portion of our lives. It’s
RTK Environmental Announces Winner of 2022 Scholarship, Connecticut Native Tyler Pilch Congratulations to Tyler Pilch of New Milford, Connecticut, who is the recipient of
The season for renovations has arrived. DIYers are eager to get moving on home improvements, but if you live in a house built before 1978, there are a few important safety tips to think about before you start sanding walls and swinging that hammer.
Environmental Home Inspections: People Are Asking; Realtors Are Listening The coronavirus pandemic has sent many urbanites in search of more space and a healthier lifestyle.
So, you’re heading to the beach as summer season begins. The thought is delicious! But don’t be surprised if you’re greeted by a musty odor after you walk into what you had hoped would be your home away from home. Mildew! Mold! Whether you are at the Jersey Shore or the Hamptons, there’s an excellent chance that the home you’re renting or own has been flooded during a hurricane, been exposed to excess moisture and humidity, or has had a leak. Now, your nose is getting a strong whiff of the result. So what can you do?