Is your building “sick”? If you suffer from skin- and respiratory-related ailments like headaches, stuffy heads, dry skin and skin irritation, sinus infections, difficulty concentrating and more—which disappear when you leave the building—you might be dealing with sick building syndrome in Northern PA. Here’s an overview of the condition, and what you can do to mitigate it. How can a building be sick? Sick building syndrome boils down to poor indoor air quality, which can happen for a number of reasons. Carpets, paint, upholstery and more can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for years after they’re installed. If the building... View Article
The basement is one of the areas of the home that is most susceptible to mold, because there is likely to be moisture, combined with darkness and a lack of attention paid to cleaning and maintenance (compared to other parts of the home). Therefore, when engaging in mold inspections and remediation tasks, it is important to place a special focus on basement mold removal in northern PA. Moisture in the basement can come from a variety of sources, including leaks through the foundation, leaks from washers and dryers, humidity or leaks from pipes and plumbing, etc. If you notice signs... View Article
Whether you’re a homeowner or simply starting to browse the market, it’s always important to keep an eye out for potential issues with mold and moisture. If left unchecked, mold can be hazardous to your health and potentially wreak havoc on the structure of a building. Therefore, it’s important as a home buyer to make sure you get a home mold inspection in Erie County as part of the inspection process before you move forward with the purchase. Here’s an overview of what you should know. Why mold inspections are important As noted above, certain types of mold can be... View Article
Do you know what asbestos is, and what happens when you’re exposed to the substance? Depending on when your home was built, it may use asbestos as insulation or a building material. Unfortunately, asbestos can provide serious risks to your health. Here’s what you need to know about asbestos exposure in Erie, PA. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a flexible mineral fiber that’s resistant to electricity, heat and chemicals. It sounds ideal, but there’s a reason it’s now banned. Asbestos was used for years in manufacturing textiles, automotive parts and construction materials like insulation. For example, your vinyl tiles, siding,... View Article
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
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