Is Black Mold the Most Toxic of Molds?

The words “toxic” and “mold” are two of the scariest words that humans can hear in the same sentence. When we hear these words together, suddenly just breathing in the air where there might be mold growth becomes frightening.

The issue with this is that not all black mold is toxic. There are many misconceptions that cause us to react negatively when we see any trace of black mold in our home and panic when there is no need for any sort of reaction.  (more…)

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Why are Gloves Important During Mold Clean Up?

Here at A&J Property Restoration DKI, we are often asked about do it yourself mold removal tips and tricks. While we never recommend that homeowners tackle large mold removal jobs on their own, if the affected area is 10 feet or less, do it yourself can be effective.

Removing mold safely from your home is the number one priority – and to do so, you must protect yourself first!

Wearing gloves during mold removal is the bare minimum of protective gear that you should take advantage of. In fact, we recommend more than just gloves! Why? Let’s read further to understand the importance of safety during home mold removal. (more…)

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Is it too humid inside your home? You may need a dehumidifier!

Dehumidifiers are a great way to solve the problem of excess moisture in your home. Moisture can cause mold and mildew, which can lead to health issues for you and your family if they are exposed to these issues for long periods of time.

It’s important to spot the signs of needing a dehumidifier quickly to avoid too much moisture in your home for extended periods of time. But what are the signs of needing a dehumidifier? And what size should you use in your home?

Keep reading and we’ll give you all this information and more about finding the right dehumidifier for your home. (more…)

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Dehumidifier freezing over? It may be time for a deep cleaning!

Moisture and humidity are two things that homeowners want to keep out of their house. Water is a breeding ground for many different issues including mold and mildew, which can lead to serious health problems if exposure is frequent. Using a dehumidifier can keep the moisture out of the air, and in turn, keep the mold and mildew to a minimum.

If you already have a dehumidifier, you know that the coils and tray can get pretty nasty at times. We will cover how to keep your dehumidifier running as efficiently as possible, but first, let’s discuss when you may need a dehumidifier in your home. (more…)

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Commercial Building for Coming Cold Weather

Every season has its own need for special maintenance, and that’s especially true when the temperatures start to plummet. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your commercial property, which makes it all the more important to take preventative measures to protect your tenants and your business investment. (more…)

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Remove Mold Smells Like the Experts

Like it or not, there is mold everywhere. Be it in the air we breathe or on some of the surfaces with which we come into contact. Despite how common mold may be in our world, efforts should still be made to avoid its presence–especially in your home–to avoid varying health effects, including nasal, throat, skin, and eye irritation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (more…)

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Must-Do Shingle Maintenance to Prolong the Life of Your Roof

Just because your roof is out of sight, doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. But so often, a home’s roof misses out on the attention it needs if for nothing more than the inconvenience the upkeep presents. The result of lacking maintenance is a roof that needs to be repaired or replaced before its time. With as big of an investment as a roof can be, it’s in the best interest of you and your wallet to make sure you provide the support your overhead support needs. (more…)

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How to Remove Mold from Wood

Like it or not, mold is all around you–and that includes in your home. Thousands of different mold strains exist in the world, and many can reproduce and thrive easily with just water and a living–or once-living–biological source. A good example of the latter is wood. (more…)

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5 Commercial Building Hiding Spots for Mold

Thanks to mold, Hide and Seek is no longer just a game kids play. In fact, your commercial building may be harboring mold in secret hiding spots you don’t know about, and now it’s up to you to find it before it causes bigger problems. (more…)

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Celebrate Earth Day Month with Eco-Friendly Remodeling

You’ve done you’re part to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but don’t let your green efforts end there. There are plenty opportunities to make your home more eco-friendly after disaster. Whether you have a remodel already planned or you just want to make your space more sustainable, honor the month of Earth Day and let Mother Nature be your project guide. (more…)

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