Required Restoration Equipment – Part 2

Part 2:  Containment Continuing our Blog on Required Restoration Equipment, in this post we’ll focus on the containment.  Prior to any project beginning, a remediation contractor must construct a containment barrier between the infected area and the other areas which aren’t infected.  Failure to do so will result in the possibility of cross contamination and […]

Required Restoration Equipment – Part 1

Part 1: HEPA Vacuums Through years of being in the restoration business I’ve started to notice a recurring theme seen mostly in mold remediation companies: Lack of Required Equipment. One of those required and industry standard pieces of equipment when doing any restoration project that should be used, is a HEPA vacuum. HEPA, which stands […]

Dealing With Your Insurance Company

Having a loss in your home can be a very traumatic and stressful experience especially when dealing with your insurance company.  The first choice you have when putting in a claim is decide whether or not you want to handle the claim yourself, or file through a public adjuster.  A public adjuster advocates for the […]

Cleaning Your Gutters

Many homeowners today neglect the importance of regularly cleaning out their gutters.  Gutters and downspouts prevent damage to fascia boards and will deter puddling which can later cause damage to your foundation walls.  Allowing a build up of dirt and leaves into the gutter will cause overflowing and back ups in the drainage system that […]

Checking Mold Certifications

In a short addition to our Blog, we’ll discuss the importance of being certified in both Mold Inspection and Mold Remediation.  The first and foremost reason that such paperwork is required is because without proper certifications, insurance carriers will not issue a mold cert for the contractor.  And without mold insurance, home owners are not […]

Mold In Infancy Raises Asthma Risks

Infants raised in a home with moldy areas may be more likely to develop childhood asthma. A new study shows that infants who lived in moldy homes were nearly three times more likely to have childhood asthma by age 7.“Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development,” researcher […]

Checking A Contractors Insurance

Home owners looking for a contractor make a major mistake when checking a contractor’s insurance.  I see between 400 to 500 projects per year and meet many potential clients and home owners.  And although most home owners understand the risk of allowing a contractor to perform work on your property without having insurance, many never […]

Being Misguided By Home Inspectors

Over the last fifteen plus years that we’ve been in business, there is one particular item we hear from new home owners quite often.  Why didn’t the home inspector notice the problem?  Many new home buyers purchase a home and also walk into thousands of dollars in repairs they never anticipated.  From water damage, to […]