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 […]

Severe Mold Growth

This photo shows a basement where a major water loss occurred when a pipe burst and no one was living in the home to notice until thousands of gallons of water went throughout the home. A contractor was hired to dry out the basement, but only was equipped with 3 fans, when the size of […]

Rug Cleaning

After the encapsulate was completed the next step was to heat steam and wash the carpeting. This was to insure all dirt, and previous stains were removed. Fans and a dehumidifier was placed in the basement to rapid dry the carpets, so that we didn’t elevate the relative humidity. Visit our site at biowashing.com

What Does A Dehumidifier Do?

Have you heard the phrase, it’s not so much the heat but the humidity that makes you uncomfortable? This phrase describes the hot, muggy environment that results when there is excess humidity in your space. Although most window air conditioners, portable air conditioners and central air conditioning systems remove some excess moisture from your indoor environment, […]

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 […]