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Month: June 2017

How to Prevent and Clean Mold on Your Home’s Siding
Mold cleaning

How to Prevent and Clean Mold on Your Home’s Siding

You know to keep an eye on the humidity levels in your home to prevent mold growth, but did you know the siding on your exterior can be a breeding ground too? Mold on siding is not only ugly, but it can seep through into the interior of your home, especially if there is no moisture barrier, or if the barrier has become damaged over time. Follow these suggestions to prevent and remove mold from siding before it can cause long term damage to your property and health. Prevent Mold Growth The usual advice for keeping an area mold free is to keep it dry, but that’s hard to do with siding unless you plan to put a tent over your home. It’s possible to limit the amount of water that hits your siding by directing sprinklers away. Rainwater usually doesn’t get under siding panels, but a poorly dir...
How to Identify, Remove, and Prevent Mold In Carpet
Mold cleaning, Mold remediation

How to Identify, Remove, and Prevent Mold In Carpet

As many of us are already aware, mold is a fungus that grows naturally in the environment and feeds off of organic substances such as trees, moss, and decomposing organisms. Unfortunately, your building materials also serve as a perfect host to give this unwelcome guest a home. Among these include wood, drywall, cement, particleboard, and other porous surfaces. While mold can be removed from some areas more easily than others, the problem can become a hassle, making it difficult to be removed in a cost-effective manner. One of these areas includes your carpet. Why is Mold Growing on My Carpet? Mold has the ability to grow on any surface within your property, as long as there is enough moisture present. In addition, other nutrients, optimal temperature, and light can promote its devel...
How to Clean and Restore Your Office Equipment After a Fire
Fire Damage Restoration

How to Clean and Restore Your Office Equipment After a Fire

Experiencing an office fire can be devastating for your business because of the vast destruction it can cause to your property and equipment.  Offices contain plenty of electronic equipment such as computers, phones, copy machines, fax machines, and others that can become damaged by fire, smoke, and soot.  Even if the fire was contained to a certain area, the smoke and soot can spread to other areas and affect the electronic equipment.  As a business owner or manager, you may be anxious to get your business back up and running.  However, it is very important to have your electronic equipment inspected for fire and smoke damage before you use it again, even if it appears to be fine. How Fire and Smoke Damages Electronics The electronic equipment in an office is often the most important an...