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Mold

Damage from Nor'easter May Result in Mold Growth

Damage from Nor'easter May Result in Mold Growth - NJ & PA

This week started off with a bang as the Nor'easter brought high winds, coastal flooding and power outages to our region. With the warmer temperatures that we've been experiencing, homeowner's should pay close attention to those areas affected in order to prevent mold growth.

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Preventing Mold Growth in Winter Months

Preventing Mold Growth in Winter Months - NJ & PA

We are frequently asked if we find "more mold" in warmer months as opposed to colder months. In order to answer that question we need to be a little more specific. If we are talking about outdoors, then yes, molds are more active in the warmer months as opposed to the colder months.

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Tips to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Basement

Tips to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Basement - NJ & PA

Mold needs two things in order to thrive: a moisture source and a food source. A food source for mold is any cellulose-based substrate and most of these substrates can be found in the average basement. Common food sources for mold include drywall, wood, fabric, and more.

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Mold & Insurance Claim due to Water Loss Event - NJ & PA

Mold & Insurance Claim due to Water Loss Event - NJ & PA

It has happened. There is water everywhere. Your carpet is saturated; the drywall is wet, your furniture and even some of your personal belongings. There are so many things running through your head: how am I going to get this dry; how much of this will my homeowner's insurance policy cover; what if this water loss event leads causes mold?!

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Mold in Foreclosures and REO Homes - NJ & PA

Mold in Foreclosures and REO Homes - NJ & PA

According to RealtyTrac.com, 1 in every 1217 homes in Pennsylvania is in foreclosure and every 1 in 539 homes in New Jersey is in foreclosure. Foreclosure is typically a long process, throughout which homes are commonly vacant. With no one tending to the homes, any issues that occur inside the home – including floods, pipe bursts, leaks, and etc...

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Mold Detection in Homes

Mold Detection in Homes

How do we detect mold in homes? How can we detect mold that may not be visible or how do we detect mold behind walls? These are all common questions that we get asked as professionals in the environmental industry. First off, it’s important to keep in mind that a mold issue is not just going to arise out of nowhere...

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Certified Mold Inspector New Jersey

Certified Mold Inspector New Jersey

What exactly does it mean to be a Certified Mold Inspector in the state of New Jersey? Many people are unaware of the fact that there is no certification that you obtain from the actual state of New Jersey in order to become a mold inspector. Rather, there are various credible organizations in the environmental industry that you can receive certifications through...

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Toxic Black Mold?

Toxic Black Mold

"Toxic Black Mold" has been the villain in many horror stories in the news and on the Internet over the years. As professionals in the mold inspection and mold remediation industries, the most common questions we get asked are: "do I have toxic black mold?" or "is this black mold going to make me sick?" These questions are usually asked by frantic homeowners or distraught parents...

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