What is Black Mold?

Black mold refers to a species of mold known as “stachybotrys chartarum.”This species is toxic due to mycotoxins that are released into the air which are then inhaled.  Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins that are produced by some species of fungi.  The effects of inhaling this toxin can be severe so black mold should be […]

Winter Roof Preparation

The winter season is fast approaching and it is wise to get your roof ready for the extreme weather.  If you have any signs of roofing problems, you can get them fixed before the ice and snow cause them to become serious.  Some problems from existing roofing issues can include ice dams which can cause […]

Water Damaged Hardwood Flooring

Many homeowners now put hardwood flooring in their homes.  It has become extremely popular and so people commonly ask if they are able to dry and save their hardwood if they have had flooding.  Hardwood can be very expensive so it would be a major blow to have to completely replace it.  Hardwood flooring may […]

DIY Mold Testing Kits vs Professional Mold Detection

If you suspect mold in your home you may wonder if a do-it-yourself kit is sufficient.   Mold kits are widely available over the internet and at hardware stores.  They are significantly cheaper than having a professional come in for an inspection but are they trustworthy?  The answer really is no.  These tests can often give […]

Fireplace Safety

As the cold weather approaches, not much is more comforting than sitting around a warm, glowing fire.  The warmth and the lovely smell of burning wood is something that many people enjoy and look forward to in the winter season.  However, it is important to remember that  fireplaces have their risks and need to be […]

Can A Water Damaged Carpet Be Saved?

So you have had a flood and your beautiful carpet is now soaking wet.  You are definitely wondering if there is anything that you can do to salvage it and your carpet pad.  Carpets can be expensive so of course that would be your first choice but there are a few factors that come into […]