Controlling Excess Moisture

Keeping moisture out of a home reduces the chance for structural deterioration, mold growth, and air quality problems. Bolster your home’s moisture resistance with these tips. Identify Red Flags Identifying and remediating issues quickly will naturally minimize damage to your home. Common signs of unwanted moisture include: Excessive, continuous condensation around windows Musty smells Standing […]

Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a term commonly used for non-specific symptoms that are temporally related to occupancy of a particular building. When building-related symptoms are characteristic of a specific clinical entity, they are called Building Related Illness (BRI). These illnesses are varied, and include Legionnaires’ disease, building related hypersensitivity pneumonitis, building-related asthma, and others. […]

Identifying Mold on Carpeting

Just because mold is not immediately apparent or visible on a carpet’s surface does not mean that mold growth is not in progress. In fact, mold will probably only be visible on the surface of carpets in unusually severe cases of growth, such as carpet damaged in flooding that has remained wet for some time. […]

4 Reasons to Add Water Backup Insurance

If you asked homeowners to create a list of situations they hoped to never have to deal with at home, a sump pump failure would likely rank just underneath having a fire. Why? It’s a disaster. Typically, when a sump pump fails it causes water to backup into your home, sometimes bringing all kinds of […]

Maintaining Your Sump Pump

A sump pump is a key component in your home that helps prevent ground or rainwater from entering your basement. Water from under or around your home drains into a sump pump pit, and is then pumped out of your home and away from the foundation. As with any other system or appliance you may […]

How To Allergy-Proof Your Home

Allergy sufferers have immune systems that mean well, but are a little over-reactive, releasing chemicals like histamine to get rid of normally harmless substances called allergens. Histamine triggers the body to push the allergens out, using your nose, eyes, and mouth as exit routes, which creates inflammation and general allergy-related symptoms in the process. If […]

How to Spot Fake Reviews

Fake reviews are becoming more common on Google than ever before. The algorithm in place is obviously not designed to see the new type of review that is getting past their anti-spam system, and this is giving an unfair advantage to undeserving companies posing as reputable and trustworthy. This new, “Slow Drip Review,” is basically […]

Preventing Slip & Fall Accidents

As a business owner, property owner, or a landlord, you want to maintain a safe business property for your employees and tenants. To reduce the potential for slips, trips, and falls, you may want to consider the following safety tips: General safety tips Maintain adequate lighting in parking areas, on sidewalks, and in stairways to […]