What’s Not Covered

Most standard homeowners policies provide protection from water damage if the cause is sudden and accidental. According to the Insurance Information Institute, you’ll likely be protected if, for instance, your drywall is drenched after your water heater ruptures or an upstairs pipe bursts and water saturates the ceiling below. Homeowners insurance does not cover all […]

Cleaning With Lemons

Soap scum on your shower door can easily ruin the relaxation of any morning shower. And while there are a number of good cleaners on the market for tackling this nuisance, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up with an all-natural solution that can leave your bathroom smelling lemony-fresh. Step 1: Cut a lemon in […]

Attic Leaks/Attic Mold

An attic can be a breeding ground for mold due to many reasons such as over insulating, poor ventilation, lack of circulation, exhausts from bathrooms being vented into the attic and roof leaks.  Too often when a home owner gets a leak from their roof, they address the leak, but overlook the damage it causes. […]

Interpreting Mold Samples

A useful method for interpreting microbiological results is to compare the kinds and levels of organisms detected in different environments. Usual comparisons include indoors versus outdoors, or complaint areas versus non‐complaint areas. Specifically, in buildings without mold problems, the qualitative diversity (types) of airborne fungi indoors and outdoors should be similar. Conversely, the dominating presence […]

Preventing Water Damage

One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. Just a little time and some effort can prevent a lot of heartache and hassle.  Here’s a few tips that can help to avoid potential water damage in your home: Make sure your water pressure is not […]