When Does Mold Removal Go From DIY to Professional Assistance?

To DIY or not to DIY? Every homeowner is faced with this question, especially when it comes to something as common as mold. If mold growth covers 10 square feet or more, it’s difficult to remove that much affected material and not have it negatively impact your air quality. The biggest piece of advice we […]

The Clock Is Ticking!

Too much water in the house always spells trouble — it may ruin your furniture, compromise the construction, and destroy electronics. On top of that, moisture creates a perfect environment for mold growth. And once mold invades your home, the whole process of restoration becomes much harder and pricier. So how much time do you […]

What Does Black Mold Reveal About Your Home?

Your home is your fortress, but it is also the breeding ground of many microorganisms. Among these minuscule house guests are the health-threatening microfungi Stachybotrys chartarum. These sneaky little creatures are particularly dangerous for people with chronic respiratory conditions. However, the black mold they form can reveal a lot about your home — from house […]

Summertime is Mold Season. Is Your Home Ready?

We all love summer, but the truth is — it seriously increases the chances of mold growth in our homes. In fact, some mold spores are completely inactive during cold months, and they start growing rapidly once it gets hotter outside. Summer is also the time when we lock up and leave our homes to […]

Attic Mold in Spring, It’s a Thing!

Under the right conditions, mold can and will grow all year round. But during the spring, it becomes even more active and grows more rapidly, especially in dark and humid spaces. That’s why attic mold is so widespread, especially when temperatures start rising. So how can we put an end to this pesky fungus? Can […]

Allergies, Cold, or Mold? How to Tell the Difference

There’s nothing that can put a damper on a nice day quite like a cold. But what if it’s more than just a cold and the symptoms seem to never go away? Well, if that’s the case, a mold allergy might be to blame.  Here’s how to tell the difference between the two and fix […]

Can I Paint Over Mold?

Painting Over Mold

Although getting a can of paint and painting over the mold we’ve just found in the bathroom seems like a good idea, experience has shown it’s the worst thing we can do. As it turns out, painting over mold can lead to legal trouble, harm our health, and drive money out of our wallets. Worst […]

Household Mold in the Attic: What to Look For

Studies show that more than 50% of attics in U.S. homes have mold, but most of us aren’t aware it’s up there. In fact, it’s generally only discovered during a home inspection. Attic mold can lead to serious health and structural issues, though, so here’s a brief look at how to check your attic for […]