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Siding, Columns and Trim

Mold is usually easy to identify, but some other types of growth and staining can masquerade as mold. If you've found growth or markings that resemble mold, take time to confirm that they're not actually one of the following mold look-alikes.

Green staining on the outside of the house: If...

Carpenter Ants and Bees

As winter fades, spring sunshine begins to warm up interest in home construction projects. But this can also be a time of home destruction as termite swarms arrive in the Southeast United States. Once temperatures are consistently above freezing, these wood-destroying pests swarm inside homes...

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...

Rodent Control Solutions for Winter Season

October is National Rodent Prevention Month, the kickoff to a season when rodents tend to join us indoors to escape winter’s chill. Now’s the time to take preventive measures such as sealing foundation cracks, clearing clutter around the home, and placing d-CON baits and traps in strategic...

Forced Air Heat

New homes are just as much at risk for mold problems as older homes.  Though we've been living with mold for centuries, modern building materials like drywall are particularly vulnerable to mold growth. Complicated heating and cooling systems, as well as air-tight buildings that aren't...

Drainage

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...