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 […]

Mold Basics

Molds are part of the natural environment. Molds are fungi that can be found anywhere – inside or outside – throughout the year. About 1,000 species of mold can be found in the United States, with more than 100,000 known species worldwide. Outdoors, molds play an important role in nature by breaking down organic matter such […]

Testing Scams

Sticking with the theme from yesterday, I want to again leave out anything technical, and focus in on one type of scam that is becoming more and more used in the restoration business, the Post Remediation Test.  Now is this test a scam, absolutely not, but it’s the way that some companies are utilizing it […]

Kilz vs. Encapsulates

Without getting into the technical side of this debate, I just want to bring up a few points to help some understand the differences between each, which can also answer why some mold companies price higher than others when this type of coating is applied after the cleaning is done.  Kilz, is basically a primer, […]