June 2016
Bathroom mold, what should I do?

Everyone has had the unpleasant experience of seeing mold and mildew build up in the bathroom. The most common areas being the tiles in the shower, the ceiling and the creases of the tub.   In most cases a little bit of scrubbing with common household cleaners will do the trick and get rid of it. Unfortunately, after a few weeks it usually comes back. So,


January 2016
5 ways to improve the air quality in your home

As the cold weather sets in we find ourselves spending more time locked indoors watching the snowfall from the warmth and comfort of our homes. It’s cozy, it’s warm but do you ever wonder about the quality of the air in your home? There are many things that can affect the air quality in your home such as the number of people in your home,


December 2015
Preparing for Winter

It’s not uncommon during the colder winter months to be met with unexpected surprises such as a burst pipe or excess condensation inside your home. Luckily the weather is still relatively warm but eventually that will change. As the temperature drops and we all get ready for a real blast of winter it’s a good time to remember to take precautions to make sure we


July 2015
New Home Buyers Mold Checklist

The search for a home can be an exciting yet stressful time in our lives. For most, purchasing a home is the single largest investment a person will make. There are an overwhelming number of details and options to consider when making a decision.   People often lean to buying a new home assuming there will be fewer problems. Some choose to buy an older home


May 2015
What’s in a roofing system?

Planning on fixing or replacing your roof this summer? For most people, your home is the largest investment you can make and protecting that investment is paramount.   With spring here and summer around the corner it’s also that time of year that many of us are planning some large home improvements such as fixing or replacing our roofs. Unfortunately, for the average person, when we


April 2015
Mold Prevention – Keeping Your Home Healthy and Safe

Spring is coming and with it comes the warm weather. It’s the time of year everyone get’s their house ready to enjoy their outdoor living space and do a little spring cleaning to get ready for summer. It’s also the time of year that many homeowners may find a few unexpected surprises while getting ready for the season. The spring season is a perfect time


March 2015
Melting Snow and Mold

Spring is officially here and the snow is melting.  This is great news for most but for some, the melting snow may present new problems for homeowners. Homeowners should be extra diligent at this time of year paying particular attention to water intrusion in basements, roofs and other area’s where excessive ice damming or snow build up occurred during the winter months.  Minor foundation cracks


February 2015
Ice Damming

Ice Damming

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Have you noticed icicles hanging from your eaves troughs, roof or window sil?  While you may think they are pretty to look at, they are definately not something you want to see on your home.  Ice Damming is a sign of poor drainage, significant heat loss or other underlying issues with your roofing systems.  If not addressed these issues can become costly for a home


January 2015
Condensation around your windows can lead to mold issues

Do your window sils or frames around your doors look like this in the winter?  This is a clear sign that there is a water problem and for most, the likely culprit is high humidity in your home.   During the winter it is not uncommon for most people to keep their homes locked up tight and warm.  Unfortunately most people don’t monitor their humidity



January 2015