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Why crawlspace encapsulation was the best thing I ever did for my home

Posted by C. White on

When I first bought by home in Charleston, South Carolina, I was so excited about being close to the water, seeing the marsh from my back porch and enjoying the view from my bedroom window every morning. After a couple of years, I noticed that my wooden floors were buckling a little in some areas, but I just attributed that to the fact that floors expand and contract over time. It didn't really bother me much. A few years later, I started to notice that my electric bill was increasing and the air seemed to blow a little warmer through my first floor vents, so I called my HVAC company. What they found surprised me very much...

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Topics: mold removal, mold remediation Charleston SC, mold removal Charleston SC, crawlspace encapsulation, mold cleanup

DIY Mold Test vs. Air Quality Test - What's the difference?

Posted by Gabriela Jager on

You can buy a DIY mold kit at lowes or online these days, so we often get asked the question: what is the difference between a DIY mold test and an air quality test from a professional company? Here is the answer...

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Topics: mold remediation Charleston SC, mold removal Charleston SC, mold allergies, test for mold, air samples, mold test, air quality testing, indoor air allergies

Mold after water damage in your home

Posted by Gabriela Jager on

Water damage can occur for a variety of reasons in your home: a plumbing leak, a toilet leak, a shower leak, a roof leak... many situations can cause drywall, carpet or wooden floors to become wet for an extended period of time. Most people think that drying the wet areas is enough, but if your carpets or floors are soaked for an extended period of time, you will most likely have some mold issues to deal with.

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Topics: water damage, mold removal, mold remediation Charleston SC