Time to check that attic. An out of sight out of mind attitude ends up costing Michigan homeowners when it comes to mold in attics. If you haven’t looked in your attic for mold or condensation on the surfaces it’s time to take a look. The time to find out you have a problem is […]
The results of hiring an unqualified contractor can be devastating. Here is an example: A roofing contractor claimed to be a mold remediation contractor. He removed the roof decking and replaced it with new painting over framing (and mold) in the attic space. What you see in the photo is the result of 1 years time. […]
Like any allergy, mold allergy symptoms are triggered by an overly sensitive immune system response. When you inhale tiny, airborne mold spores, your body recognizes them as foreign invaders and develops allergy-causing antibodies to fight them. After the exposure has passed, you still produce antibodies that “remember” this invader, so that any later contact with […]
Michigan has no regulations for mold testing and remediation. Because mold problems are caused by moisture contact on susceptible surfaces the extent of damage and related effects to the occupants vary greatly. Do not fall victim to a company that’s focus is to use scare tactics and blanket claims to get into your home for a […]
“The ERMI has not been validated for routine public use in homes, schools, or other buildings.” – An EPA Statement EPA: “… As research continues, the index will be refined. At this point in its development, the ERMI should be used only for research.”
Make sure that you properly winterize your vacation property. Here is a quick tutorial to help.
Clients often ask us “what are the symptoms of mold exposure”? Below are some of the common symptoms: Respiratory problems; including difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath; Sinus and nasal congestion and irritation; Irritation of the eyes — watery, burning, red; Coughing; Sore and/or dry throat; Skin rashes and irritations; Problems with sense of smell; […]