The fall is a great time in New England: the leaves are falling, the air is brisk, and the holidays are starting. And you’re not the only one ready to have a party. Autumn also brings with it the start of the rainy season, and that same brisk weather means your home is locking down and heating up. These two factors: an increase in moisture and nowhere for it to go can start building the perfect environment for mold – and that’s not even counting any curveballs the weather can throw at you. [Read more…] about Dealing with Household Mold in Fall
From commercial complexes to single-family buildings, mold is a problem that often augments other issues of the building, from leaking HVAC systems to flooding caused by storms. Any source of water can potentially be a source of mold, and water damage brings a heightened chance with the “perfect storm” of water drenched materials that are often in hard-to-reach areas. Let’s go over some of the most common types of water damage and how mold can impact them. [Read more…] about Will Water Damage Lead to Mold?
Mold growth is a real threat for buildings of all kinds, and the most common problem areas is where water meets surfaces. From leaking pipes to steam and pooling water, kitchens have it all, and commercial kitchens – which see more volume and activity than any residential kitchen – are even more at risk. While mold in a home is a hazard to the health of all the residents, mold in a kitchen of a restaurant or other facility is a hazard to all the employees and those who eat food produced in it. This is why it’s vital to locate and deal with mold in commercial kitchens. [Read more…] about Diagnosing Mold Problems in Your Commercial Kitchen
For homes and businesses, HVAC systems are one of their workhorses. On almost daily during for over half the year, these heating and cooling systems can also harbor a hazard to your family, staff, and customers: mold. This article goes over the basics of the formation of mold in HVAC systems, how you can identify it, and where to go from there. Many of these apply equally to both residential and commercial buildings; it’s only the scale that differs. [Read more…] about Diagnosing and Dealing with Mold in HVAC Systems
During the wintertime, you and your family and friends are going to spend a lot of time in your home. With the windows closed tight and the heating system going at full speed, your home is a great comfort. However, these same conditions can also lead to mold growth in the hidden parts of your home. Today we’re going to talk about temperature, humidity, and ventilation, and how all three can come together in a perfect storm for mold growth in your home. [Read more…] about Controlling Home Mold Growth in Winter
The growth of mold and mildew in residential, commercial, and municipal structures as many different factors. The construction of the building, proper ventilation, and water leaks can all play a factor. And while many of these are controllable, the weather is not one of them. Certain seasons and weather events can have an impact on large buildings. Let’s unpack a Mass.gov article called “Preventing mold growth in Massachusetts schools during hot, humid weather” to learn a bit more about how MA’s summer weather affects structures like these. [Read more…] about The Link Between Mold Growth and Massachusetts Weather