What Is A Hygrometer & How Does It Work

Does your home often feel dry? Or too muggy? If you are experiencing chapped/dry skin, or difficulty breathing while in your home, you may need to get your humidity level checked out. Humidity levels that are not between the averages of 30- 50 percent can be potentially dangerous for your health. You can personally check […]

Equipment Upkeep

In the mold remediation and water damage restoration business, there’s many pieces of equipment that are vital to completing a job.  Mold Remediation will use equipment like Air Machines, (Scrubbers and Negative Air), HEPA vacuums, Fog machines etc.  While Water Damage Restoration will use equipment such as Turbo Fans, Axial Fans, Dehumidifiers and more.  So why […]

Reducing Humidity Levels

If your home’s air regularly has high relative-humidity readings, check for water sources around your house. These could include leaking air conditioners and plumbing lines, or damaged roofs. Also look for clogged gutters and foundation drains. In addition, too much shady foliage planted near the house can contribute to problems. Of course, poor ventilation can […]

Preventing Mold on Carpeting

In order to grow, mold needs moisture, oxygen, a food source, and a surface to grow on. Mold spores are commonly found naturally in the air. If spores land on a wet or damp spot indoors that contains dust for them to feed on, mold growth will soon follow. Wall-to-wall carpeting, as well as area […]

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 […]

Choosing the Right Size Dehumidifier

Choosing a dehumidifier is not as simple as just which brand or for how much.  The appropriate size is a vital key to getting exactly what you need for your space and condition.  Here’s a quick list which can help you decide the appropriate sized dehumidifier you may need for your home or business. Slightly […]

Musty Odors vs. Mold

Musty odors are caused by volatile organic compounds. While mold is a common source for these compounds, they can come from other sources. If there is no water anywhere in the basement, then musty odors are probably not caused by mold. If there is water, mold probably plays a role, but may not be the […]