While there are so many types of mold and locations you might find it, we can break down how mold grows in order to better understand and prevent it. The life cycle of mold includes four main phases: hyphal growth, spore formation, spore dispersal, and spore germination. However, these phases are dependent on the environment. […]
The moisture meter is one of our most important inspection tools in the restoration business. We can answer lots of important questions! We have to ask, How wet are the materials we need to dry? What is considered “dry” in this environment? Where is the water located? At what point will this area be “dry”?
What’s hiding behind those walls? And what’s hiding in them? Water damage can start out as something you can’t see, even if the area is exposed. Here are the seven most common structural problems we encounter.
Mold is only a problem if you let it become one. Learning about mold — and other (unfortunately) common concerns in the home — is essential to keeping you and your family safe. A little regular maintenance and regular inspections will keep you healthy, comfortable, and less stressed. Let’s prevent mold together and jump into […]
It’s safe to say that spring has arrived in Chicago, and we couldn’t be happier to shed our winter coats. But the coming months will bring more than warm weather and spring showers–they’ll also bring spring mold. That’s right, spring is the perfect season for mold growth. Here’s why and what you can do about […]