Running water in our homes has become more than a luxury. It’s a necessity. We need water to live, but unfortunately, that same water we have flowing through the pipes within our homes can allow other things to live as well, like mold. Mold is a fungus that can do serious damage to your home and health if it gets out of control. The key to avoiding this problem is being vigilant. Check around your home in dark, damp spaces where people rarely go. Finding mold quickly can make all the difference between severe and minor property damage. If you... View Article
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When you think of mold, you may recoil or even physically cringe. Because of the harm it can do, it makes sense that people might be repulsed by mold. A fungus that can grow both indoors and outdoors and is fueled by moisture, mold can damage not only your health, but also your home if it’s left unchecked. Springtime in northern PA means warmer weather, rain and increased humidity. While this might be beneficial to the plant life outside, it could be a recipe for disaster if it creates mold in your home. If you discover mold in your home,... View Article
You’ve just found out that your home is full of mold, and paying for remediation wasn’t in your monthly budget. Many homeowners want to know whether their homeowners insurance will cover mold removal in Northern PA. The answer is “it depends.” It depends on how the mold was caused, whether you have a flood insurance policy and what your specific policy says. Here’s an overview of what to expect when you call your insurance agency to get some financial help. Was the mold caused by a “covered peril”? Your homeowners insurance should have a list of “covered perils,” for which... 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
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