Black mold is not always black. Nor is it always bad for you. The truth is, we need mold—black mold included. And, to be honest, the world kind of depends on the stuff. As a Huffington Post article states “[mold is] Mother Nature’s great recycler.” Mold breaks down plants and animals during the decaying process.…Read more
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It’s spring. The birds are chirping. The sky is blue. So, you’re probably wondering why we’ve written a blog post about frozen pipes. The truth is, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, “The…most common type of failure occurs when the supply system material fails…result[ing] in a leaking or bursting pipe.” Guess…Read more
Did you know black mold isn’t one kind of mold (or mould)? And did you know it technically isn’t toxic? (There’s actually more to it when we say “toxic mold.”) You’ve read it in newspapers and magazines. You’ve watched news coverage, showing images and video footage of homes infested with it. There’s even been a…Read more
Roughly 250,000 crawl spaces are built per year in the United States. Crawl spaces are great. They make it easier to fix pipes underneath the foundation. And there’s no need to excavate the foundation when that happens. Nonetheless, crawl spaces without moisture barriers can cause more bad than good. Without a crawl space moisture barrier,…Read more
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