The Infamous “Black Mold”

There is so much misinformation out there regarding black mold – even from supposedly credible sources – so, our goal is to provide information as accurately as possible about this often frightening topic and to help educate everyone on the subject. Stachybotrys Chartarum is a species of mold more commonly known as black mold. Not … Continued

How Mold Could Affect Your Health

How Mold Could Affect Your Health Mold is a term used to describe a vast number of filamentous fungi found around the world. There are approximately 100,000 species of mold that have been identified around the world with about 1,000 species common to the U.S. In order to spread and start new mold colonies, molds … Continued

Mold in the Basement

Mold in the Basement Basements tend to have humidity and moisture issues. There are many reasons why moisture in the basement can occur. This list includes flooding, cracks in the foundation, improper grading around the property (ground sloping towards the property rather than away from it), and the failure of gutters and downspouts to direct … Continued

How and Why is Asbestos a Health Risk?

What Asbestos Was Used For During the 20th century Asbestos was used extensively within the construction industry. Asbestos was used in more than 3,000 different construction materials many such as: Insulation within the walls Floor Tiles Furnace Plumbing Electrical Work Dry Wall Pipe Coating Textured paint all may contain asbestos. These are just a few … Continued

What is Mold?

What Mold Really Is Many people know of mold as that green furry substance which can be found on foods like stale breads, decaying fruits, plants, and trees. What many people don’t know is what that green substance really is, and what it could escalate into. We want to break down the topic of mold … Continued

Attic Mold – The Nitty Gritty

  Most of the people we talk with are unaware there might be a mold problem in their attic. After all, it is not usually considered part of the living space and we don’t often go up there. When a property goes on the market for sale the potential buyer will usually have a home … Continued

Will Bleach Kill Mold? Not Likely. Here’s why…

If you’re dealing with a small amount of mold in your home, using bleach to clean and kill it may seem like a good idea. After all, it’s well known for its ability to sterilize surfaces. Unfortunately, this approach typically results in mold regrowth (often again and again). Why? Because bleach-treated mold never really goes … Continued

Where is Asbestos Found in Homes? More Places Than You Might Think…

Asbestos, a mineral fiber, was once widely used in a number of construction materials, including: roofing, flooring and ceiling tiles, insulation materials, and more. If the material isn’t wood, metal, glass, or plastic, there’s a chance it could contain asbestos. The existence of asbestos itself is not the issue; it becomes an issue when the … Continued

When is Asbestos Testing Required?

If you’re planning any sort of commercial demolition or renovation project within the state of Wisconsin, state law requires you to follow four steps to protect the public from asbestos exposure: inspection, notification, removal, and disposal. Permit exemption review and compliance inspection fees range from $135 to $1,350 and are calculated mainly depending on the … Continued

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