Where Does Moisture Come From?

There are three main sources in your home; the first being air leaks. Air can leak into the home through walls, roofs, and floors and have damaging effects on a house. Uncontrolled airflow through the envelope of the home not only carries moisture into framing cavities, causing mold and rot, but it can also account […]

Summer Chimney Maintenance

All chimneys need maintenance and summer is the best time to do these tasks before the busy fall season arrives. Many problems can be avoided or mitigated before they become serious and expensive repair issues.  Here’s some of the most common issues to look for. Bricks or stones spalling or flaking off. Masonry chimney exteriors […]

Moisture Meter

Pictured here is a non-invasive moisture meter used to detect moisture without puncturing holes in surfaces.  In this particular case, the insurance company told the customer who had a water loss, that there wasn’t any cause for concern with the walls and that the damage was only on the floors.  Upon us checking the wall, […]

Damp Wiping

Continuing with the step by step process of remediation, the photo here shows the damp wiping process. After containment and HEPA vacuuming, the basement is sprayed and then damp wiped. Damp wiping removes all of the particulate from the surface, and then an abrasive method will follow.