Causes and Sources of Mold Growth
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Black Mold, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Commercial Inspections, Crawl Space Encapsulations, Flooding, Indoor Air Quality, Sick Building, Thermography, Water Leaks | No Comments
Underlying Causes of Mold Mold is everywhere. The issues facing us as home and business owners, is when mold reaches a point that it becomes a risk to health. Mold thrives in moist / warm conditions. Add these conditions to a suitable food source, mold can spread very quickly, often in unseen places. Mold thrives […]Read More »
Is Mold Growth or Damage Covered by Insurance?
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 | Categories: Black Mold, Children and Mold, Commercial Inspections, Flooding, Humidity, Mold Solutions, Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
Is mold covered by my Homeowners (HO) or Business Owners (BO) Insurance? If you have discovered mold growths in your home you might ask the above question. Some of my clients assume that the insurance policy they have been paying for years will have their back. However, the truth, can be a disappointment for many. […]Read More »
Water Leaks Can Destroy Commercial Buildings
Monday, September 19th, 2016 | Categories: Assisted Living Facilities, Commercial Building Inspections, Flooding, Humidity, Surgical Centers, Thermography, Water Leaks | No Comments
Water destroys buildings. Often water leaks and moisture penetrations go unnoticed for years. We are experts in Commercial Building Inspections. Having tackled Shopping Centers, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Schools, Malls, Residential Dormitories, Surgical Centers and a multitude of other projects we understand our clients needs for fast service with quality reporting. We recently completed […]Read More »
3 Top Sources of Water Damage and How to Avoid Them
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Bacteria Health Risks, Black Mold, Commercial Inspections, Crawl Space, Flooding, Mold Solutions, Sick Building, Toxic Mold, Water Leaks | No Comments
Top 3 Sources of Water Damage: Washing Machine Hoses Shower / Tub – Grout and Caulking Water Heaters The best way to avoid indoor flooding mold growth is a regular “Check Up” on these systems. In our practice we see lots of water damage in homes and businesses. Our new clients typically call us in a panic […]Read More »
Too Much Of A Good Thing…….
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Inspections, Humidity, Toxic Mold, Water Leaks | No Comments
Too much of a good thing….. is a bad thing Of course water is essential to life. However, as a destructive force, water can destroy buildings.Commercial buildings like homes can suffer water dam age that results in loss of building value, expensive repairs loss of use and a major decline in indoor air quality with […]Read More »
Dr. Sobek says “Mold means misery for many Americans”
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 | Categories: Indoor Air Quality, Mold Lab, Toxic Mold, Water Leaks | No Comments
Mold Means Misery for Many Americans. by Dr. Ed Sobek on September 2, 2014 The drama associated with these microbes is taxing. Homeowners, property managers, renters, realtors, investors, banks, insurance companies are a handful of stakeholders affected when suspicions are raised that “Mold” is the culprit. I deal with mold on a daily basis. As […]Read More »
Humidity in your home – Know it and Control It
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 | Categories: Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
How much moisture in a home is “normal”? The answer is different in every home. Moisture is generated by multiple factors such as: Home many people live in the home? How much cooking, like boiling pots and baking, is being done? How “tight” is the home? Outdoor to indoor air exchanges. Is the home a […]Read More »
A silent killer within your walls?
Sunday, November 15th, 2009 | Categories: Toxic Mold,Indoor Air Quality | No Comments
Drip, Drip, Drip… I recently purchased a fourteen year old home to “flip” in the Knoxville area. Being a professional in the building and home inspection field for more than a decade you would think I knew precisely what I was getting into. Well not exactly. The home was purchased from an estate. It seems that […]Read More »