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Wet & Forget Delivers Eco-friendly Mold & Moss Removal

Flowers aren’t the only things popping up outside your home in the spring. You may also find moss, mold, mildew and algae growing on siding, your roof, decks, walkways, and even that patio furniture you left out all winter. These growths aren’t just eyesores, they’re actually dangerous and can...

Avoiding Mold

Mold needs two things to survive and spread: moisture and food. Because it's susceptible to moisture, traditional paper-faced drywall is mold's favorite sandwich, with two outer faces of paper as the bread and the gypsum stuck in the middle as baloney. Gypsum is a mineral, and though mold cannot...

Bathroom Cleaning

Mold is not just a cleaning issue, it’s a health concern as well.  It’s been called the next asbestos due to its potential effects on human health.  If the research is right, over 50% of our homes have indoor mold. That leaves a lot of families exposed to its effects, which range from itchy...

Mold
Buying a foreclosed home is not as easy as it sounds. It would seem like bargain hunting on a grand scale and when gazing up a tree-lined street featuring foreclosed homes, you may think there's homeowner's gold in them there hills.  But beware before buying a foreclosed home. Foreclosed homes...
Cleaning Mold

Mold needs moisture and food to grow, and cardboard storage boxes can become a mold feast in a damp basement. To protect your belongings and your home's air quality from the threat of mold, store items on plastic or metal shelving instead of on basement floors. Address any basement water leaks,...

Framing

Common house mold can be caused by one of many types of fungus and can lead to health problems and structural impacts in the home. Though the terms "mold," "house mold" and "mildew" are used interchangeably, generally speaking, there are two broadly different kinds of fungi that lead to house...