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 in Newtown Square

A burst pipe and a faulty window well flooded a finished basement in Newtown Square PA which required water extraction, removal, mold remediation and structural drying.  The owners had admitted to storing to many items up against the walls and not seeing what was going on behind them until the pipe burst. Biowashing.com

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 […]