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 […]

Water Damage Errors

Currently we’re involved in a project where a water restoration company was called to perform structural drying on a home in Horsham, PA.  As many water restoration companies do, they limited the proper removal of affected materials and just placed a slew of equipment in the home.  A few weeks later, the owners started to […]

Cheaper Prices

When bidding joist or attic work, home owners can get varying prices from a few thousand to sometimes over ten thousand.  But why are some prices very low?  Beyond material cost which attributes to a lot of price discrepancies, most companies have inexperienced laborers and outright horrible work ethics, which leads to jobs being done […]

Mold Prevention Checklist

Moisture control is the key to mold control. When water leaks or spills occur indoors – act promptly. Any initial water infiltration should be stopped and cleaned promptly. A prompt response (within 24-48 hours) and thorough clean- up, drying, and/or removal of water-damaged materials will prevent or limit mold growth. Mold Prevention Tips Include: Repairing […]