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Mold and Mildew – What’s the difference?

Can You Spot the Difference? Mold and mildew, while not the same, have a lot of commonalities. Both are fungi, have similar visual characteristics, are drawn to moist spaces, and make for an unsightly mess in a person’s home. However, that’s where most of their likeness come to an end. While the two can be […]

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Why are Gloves Important During Mold Clean Up?

Here at A&J Property Restoration, 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 […]

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Is it Time for a Professional Mold Inspection?

Is it time or do you need a professional mold inspection? The easy answer to that question? It depends! It has been a warm, sometimes muggy summer in Madison, so mold growth is certainly possible. It is also possible that the humidity levels in your home have been high, or you have had a recent […]

Does Your Staff Know WHO to Call in a Restoration Emergency?

Being a facilities manager, business owner or manager brings a host of daily stresses. The last thing you need to worry about is whether your staff knows how to respond in a water or sewage restoration emergency. If a pipe breaks at 1 a.m. sending water streaming through the ceiling from floor to floor, will […]


Why do ice dams cause mold problems?

Living in Madison, Wisconsin, we’re used to battling through snowy, icy, cold winters. But just because we’re used to the icy cold, doesn’t make our homes immune to ice dams and the danger they pose to the health of our homes. But first things first. How are ice dams formed? Two reasons ice dams can […]

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Do I need to wear protective gear to clean mold?

Do fish swim in water? YES! YES! AND YES! Close your eyes for a moment – wait! Read this first, then close your eyes! Now, imagine walking down a path through a dandelion field. As your eyes gaze over the never-ending field, I want you to notice how all of the dandelion seeds are safely […]

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Does bleach kill mold?

If you’re facing a mold problem, chances are, someone has recommended using bleach on it. You  are pry are wondering does bleach kill mold. While it may leave the area smelling “bleachy” clean, don’t be fooled. The mold is not gone. No,Bleach does not kill mold. It may smell clean, but it is not clean. […]

Preventing mold in new construction and remodeling

As the economy improves and more people build new homes and commercial buildings, it’s extremely important to be vigilant about the condition of the products within the structure. Mold is a serious threat but can be easily controlled from the beginning of the process. It’s not a question of if the materials might have mold, […]

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A&J Joins DKI – What does this mean for you?

Press Release (Wood Dale, IL, September 23, 2013) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that A&J Specialty Services, Inc. of Deforest, WI has joined the network. By virtue of its DKI Franchise, A&J Specialty Services, Inc. can employ DKI’s 24-hour call center, its DIAMOND claims tracking technology and other tools […]