Preventing mold growth in your home is a year-round task—which might surprise you, if you’re new to the snow or have always assumed that the cold will prevent mold from forming. Unfortunately, as long as your home is warmer indoors than out, that additional moisture from the snow can foster mold, too. Mold survives at much lower temperatures than you might expect. Here’s how it happens, and how to prevent mold growth in the winter in Erie County. How mold grows in the winter Mold needs moisture and a food source to grow. When your home’s warm indoor air meets... View Article
Frequent causes of water damage include roof breaches, burst pipes, damaged water heaters and even overflowing sinks and tubs. It can lead to mold growth and threaten the structural integrity of your home. Local water damage repairs in Erie County are often immense in their scope, but you can reduce the time and expense of addressing them if you detect water damage early. Here are five sure signs of water damage to act on immediately: Discoloration: Most homeowners notice water damage when there are stains on ceilings and walls. These spots usually are copper, yellow or brown, or there may... View Article
Stopping mold goes beyond scrubbing surfaces with bleach and hoping it works. Controlling mold is challenging for even the most experienced mold inspection and remediation experts in Erie County because mold grows anywhere and frequently returns. You do not want to make mold removal a time-consuming DIY project only to find your family members suffer illness again. Here are five reasons to leave mold remediation to the professionals: Finding the source: Many homeowners try tackle a mold problem by cleaning the areas where they see it. However, the mold you see is often not located at its source. Common sources... View Article
Preparing your home for the chill of winter should be a task on every homeowner’s fall to-do list. Maintaining a house is a full-time job, but winter brings its own host of problems. Water, snow and ice can all cause serious damage if you’re not ready for them. You also don’t want to neglect the inside of the house. You’ll likely be running your heat for months straight, and if you have forced hot air, you can’t forget about the ducts. With recirculated air being the standard for your living space over the next few months, a thorough duct cleaning... View Article
It seems unbelievable, but the weather is already getting colder, and the ice and snow of winter are just around the corner. Western New York winters are nothing to take lightly, so you want to make sure you and your home are prepared for their worst effects. Otherwise, you’ll likely be in the market for a reliable water damage restoration company in Buffalo, NY when spring finally rolls around. Fortunately, we have some quick and easy tips to help you get your home sealed up and protected against water that has a way of sneaking in during winter. Clean the... View Article
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