Are in your home. Except water. The food source is cellulose. Paper and wood are cellulose.The temperature range is optimal for mold to grow. But we keep the moisture (humidity) low when we air condition our homes.Read More »
Understanding Water, Fire & Mold Damage Restoration Processes
It is a seller’s responsibility to disclose problems with a home at the time of sale. For a mold problem you must have documentation that the mold growth was properly and completely removed. This documentation can be a paid invoice from a certified Mold Remediation Company detailing the protocol or methods used to remove the mold problem or Air testing results from a certified Air Quality laboratory.Read More »
A home owner in Tampa recently asked me why he cannot just paint over our cut out and throw away a 2X2 foot spot of mold growing on he ceiling in the laundry room. The mold was caused by an overflow from his A/C condensation pan under the air handler in the attic space.Read More »
Mold growth is on the rise in homes across America.More and more homeowners are discovering that their American dream is turning into a big nightmare. One day, everything seems to be fine. The next day, they discover a house plagued by mold and/or mildew. Unfortunately, this discovery often occurs far too late to avoid costly repairs. This is why mold removal is essential at the first sign of mold growth in the home.Read More »
The temperature in your home can affect you and your family’s comfort level tremendously, especially if you live in states with hot, humid seasons like Tampa. However, living in such climates could have other consequences for your home and family, as humidity can contribute to mold growth. Fortunately, your air conditioner can prevent the growth of this fungus, while also keeping you cool. Read More »
Most of us become very concerned when we think that the air we are breathing is contaminated with mold. Mold conjures up images of us sneezing, wheezing, and coughing. Just the very thought of it is sometimes enough to make our allergies go haywire.
Today’s subject matter is mold. When most people think of mold, they don’t think of the nice variety of cheese that we obtain from mold, their thoughts immediately go to the dark scary “black” mold that we hear so much about on the news. The last thing you want to hear is that mold remediation needs to happen in your home.
This question comes up alot from our homeowner clients. The answer actually depends on the cause of the mold problem. The only way insurance covers mold related issues is if the source of the moisture that accelerated the microbial growth was from a man-made source.
A condo tenant in Tampa has a unit that he rents out during the “season” to help pay his mortgage and insurance expenses. Last month his renter called him to say that the cold water supply hose on the washing machine burst during the night. Before he could wake up, find the main water shut off and stop the flooding there was 1 inch of water in the hallway to the front door, the kitchen and guest bathroom were flooded and water was beginning to soak the living room and guest bedroom carpets.
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