Water Damage tips until help arrives 1. Is it safe to stay in the house? 2. Electrical or “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. 3. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform. 4. Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful! 5. Remove excess water by mopping and blotting. 6. Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items. 7. Remove and prop up wet upholstery and cushions to have ability to dry. 8. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. 9. Turn... View Article
Even with high levels of unhealthy mold in her house, a First Coast woman says she cannot afford to move her family out. Mold can happen to anyone in a new or old home. Last February, First Coast News introduced viewers to Linda Armstrong. She had just tested her home for mold and the results confirmed the levels of toxic mold were so high that she was told to move out of the home. One year later, she’s still there. “You feel trapped…like a prisoner in your own home,” said Linda Armstrong, living with mold in her house. It’s been... View Article
Haunted by Mold By Lisa Belkin Published: August 12, 2001 Melinda Ballard parks her cream-colored Jaguar next to her deserted dream house in Dripping Springs, Tex. — a house she fled more than two years ago, leaving dirty dishes in the sink and unopened mail on the counter. Popping open the Jag’s trunk, she pulls out two portable respirator masks. ”These won’t screen out all the mycotoxins,” she warns as she tosses one to me. ”That’s the dangerous stuff, so we’ll only stay a few minutes.” I follow as she wades through the strawlike remains of what was once a... View Article
Freezing rain and flooding forecast through Sunday By Gene Warner | News Staff Reporter on December 21, 2013 – 9:11 AM Warnings and watches dominate the local weather forecast, as Western New York braces for a one-two punch of freezing rain and flooded creeks over the next 24 hours or so. The big culprit is expected to be freezing rain, which could to coat the northern half of the region with a layer of ice that could down tree limbs and trigger power outages in that area. Temperatures are expected to drop this afternoon and evening, before remaining near the... View Article
Black mold removal? Dont be fooled not all black mold is toxic! Too many companies now days are using the new four letter word MOLD as a scare tactic. Stachybotrys is a black mold that is toxic but beware not all black “mold / mildew” in appearance is considered to be black toxic mold you could be dealing with a simple harmless mildew. Black mold tends to grow in very wet areas and only on hygroscopic “ability to absorb” organic material. Color alone is not always a reliable indicator of the species of mold. Proper identification should be done by... View Article
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