Equipment Upkeep

In the mold remediation and water damage restoration business, there’s many pieces of equipment that are vital to completing a job.  Mold Remediation will use equipment like Air Machines, (Scrubbers and Negative Air), HEPA vacuums, Fog machines etc.  While Water Damage Restoration will use equipment such as Turbo Fans, Axial Fans, Dehumidifiers and more.  So why […]

What are HEPA Vacuums?

HEPA (High‐Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums differ from conventional vacuums in that they contain filters that are capable of trapping extremely small, micron‐sized particles. A true HEPA filter can trap 99.97 percent of all airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns. To illustrate how small this is, a human red blood cell is usually between 6 and 8 microns wide. […]

Gutter Cleaning Season Again

Now with Fall in full swing gutter cleaning season is here again.  It is a dreaded task shared by many once they see the leaves beginning to turn colors, but properly functioning gutters, after all, help ensure that storm water does not find its way inside. There are several ways to get the job done. No matter […]

Little Known Energy Conserving Tips

Most people think to conserve energy you simply close the lights or lower your air conditioning.  Although these examples do in fact work, there are several other ways that are little known and rarely practiced that can also save you thousands of sollars each year.  Here’s a few: Programmable thermostats can save up to $150 […]

Changing Your Filters

Regular maintenance of your home heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) is critical to ensure its long life and efficient operation. Proper maintenance of this system can help keep your loved ones safe from extreme temperatures —and may also help save you some money. The HVAC system heats your home during the cold winter […]

Dust

Dust comes from several sources and is difficult to eliminate completely. Increased dust could be a sign that it is time to change a dirty furnace or air conditioner filter or vacuum cleaner bag. Activities that produce dust (such as sanding) can also be a source an increase. Dust can also be introduced into your […]

Tips For Eliminating Dust Mites

Dust mites are tiny microscopic relatives of the spider and live on mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets and curtains. These tiny creatures feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily and they thrive in warm and humid environments. No matter how clean a home is, dust mites cannot be totally eliminated. […]

Simple Explanation of a HEPA Vac

Encountering a good bit of people throughout the year, many of them do not understand the function and the difference between a regular vacuum and a true HEPA vacuum.  I wrote a blog on this a while back, but instead of getting into many of the technical differences, I’ll explain the core ones using a […]

Getting What You Pay For – Part 3

For Part 3, we’ll discuss the difference between contractor #1 and #2 by using equipment as the example.   Contractor #1, like many contractors in the restoration business, have very old and even used equipment.  And a couple very important pieces of equipment when completing a mold remediation project are HEPA vacuums, air scrubbers and […]

HEPA Vacumming

This photo shows the same basement in the process of getting HEPA vacuumed. HEPA, which stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, is a type of air filter that the EPA and the United States Department of Energy require as a standard for Lead and Mold Remediation projects. A HEPA air filter must remove 99.97% of […]