Mold & Granite Countertops

We think of granite as impervious to everything, and indeed, it is both hard and strong. Granite is a major part of the continental crust and is composed primarily of quartz, feldspar, mica, and horneblend. Chemically, it is approximately 72% SiO2 and 14% Al2O3 with other compounds comprising less than 5% each. Depending on the […]

Water Extraction – Part 2

Controlling microbial activity at a restoration site may require the use of chemical agents.  The EPA has defined three levels of biocidal activity:  Sanitizer:  a cleaning or disinfecting treatment designed to reduce the number of pathogenic microorganisms to a safe level.  This is the lowest level of biocidal activity. Disinfectant:  A solution designed to destroy […]

Types of Mold Inspections

Here’s a brief summary of the different types of mold inspections that can be performed to determine whether or not mold exists in a property. Air Sampling:  Air samples can be used to gather data about mold spores present in the interior of a property.  These samples are taken by using a pump that forces […]

Understanding Antimicrobials & Biocides

You recently had a water loss in your home and you hired a restoration company to preform the structural drying process.  But do you fully understand the chemicals they may be using in your home?  In this blog, we’ll try to give you a quick overview of Antimicrobials and Biocides, so you can more informed […]