Best of Philadelphia

We are proud to announce that we’ve won the Best of Philadelphia Award for Mold Remediation.  Our dedication to our customers over the years has made us the first company ever to receive this award for this category. Click Here to see our award.

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,” […]

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 […]

Understanding Dehumidification

A dehumidifiers purpose is to lower and control the humidity in the air, thus eliminating odors, providing a more comfortable environment and decreasing the chance of mold growth.  When humidity levels reach 60% and above in a home, mold growth is almost certain as well as other potentially harmful and costly issues.  The ideal range […]

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 […]

Dealing With Your Insurance Agency

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 […]

Broken Water Line

Pictured here is a basement where a water broke due to the extreme temperatures.  Luckily, the leak was caught quickly, and thus the damage was limited.  Be sure to insulate pipes and keep even rooms with minimum use warm.

Why Do Pipes Burst?

When the temperature drops below the freezing point, pipes are susceptible to bursting.  Pressure inside the pipes is what causes it to burst.  When water freezes, its molecules crystalize into an open hexagonal form, which takes up more space than when the molecules are in their liquid form — that is, the water molecules expand […]

Poor Window Installation – Part 1

Poor installation of windows can affect any property, old or new.  Not every company who installs windows takes the time to properly insure that the window is not only straight, but also water tight.  A couple of problem signs with windows may be, leakage, sashes which are too large for the frame, air leaks, and […]