WHAT ARE THE BLACK STREAKS ON MY WALLS AND CEILING?

Each Fall and winter, RESTORx is called to investigate the black streaks that form on ceilings and walls of homes. These calls are usually a panicked call to see if their house is “infested” with mold. These streaks normally outline the framing members of the house behind the drywall and are the sign of one …

MOLD REMEDIATION OVERVIEW

There are seven basic steps in mold remediation, but not all of the steps are required in each project as mold remediation concerns change depending on the size of the project, the individual’s health concerns that occupy the premises, location of the mold, economic conditions, etc. CONTAINMENT – The affected area(s) must be segregated from …

MOLD ISSUES IN THE SUMMER IN A HEATING CLIMATE

(a heating climate is where you spend more money on heating your home in the winter than money spent cooling your home in the summer) SUMMERTIME INTERIOR MOISTURE PROBLEMS – When buildings are unoccupied in the summer months, such as schools and second homes, humidity problems are often overlooked. If we are occupying our buildings …

Why Mold is a Problem

Obviously mold is not something that anyone wants, but just what makes it a problem? Decomposes building materials Affects appearance Stains and visible growth Unpleasant musty odor Health effects Allergies Toxins can cause cancer and other illnesses Infections Cause poor indoor air quality If you have any additional questions about mold, please contact us.

Six Requirements for Mold Growth

Many people ask us, “Just what makes mold grow?” Most people think mold grows when there’s a water problem like a leak or flood. But there are actually 6 factors that must occur for mold to grow. Food Source Lack of Air Movement Mold Spores Temperature Lack of Light Water