Problems Overhead: What’s Causing Your Ceiling Damage?

Only second to your roof, ceilings provide much needed overhead protection from the elements, extreme temperatures, and debris floating in the air. They also hold insulation in and keep unsightly beams and pipes undercover. While you may not give your home’s ceilings much thought day to day, when they start to show signs of ceiling damage, they are sure to move up the priority list.

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5 Ways to Prevent Mold in Commercial Buildings

If mold is something you more commonly associate with food that’s hung out in the fridge for too long, then any commercial buildings you own or manage could be in danger. Sticking with the refrigerator analogy for a moment, the fuzzy stuff is attracted to forgotten leftovers because the food is an organic substance on which to grow. Turn the lights down (when the fridge door is closed) and the humidity up, and it’s a perfect breeding ground for mold.

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Black mold in your commercial building? Tips from A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Carpet Mold Removal

Carpet Mold: Is Unhealthy Filth Lurking Beneath Your Feet?

There are lots of benefits to having carpeted floors in your home: energy-saving warmth, decor aesthetics, low maintenance, reduction of falls, and overall comfort. Carpet can also be help to trap dust and allergens until vacuumed, which can be easier on your respiratory system versus kicking up contaminants from wood and laminate floors into the air you and your family breathe.

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Do You Suspect Mold in Your Commercial Building?

Mold, also known as fungi, can grow indoors and outdoors all year round. While there is no precise number of how many species exist, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates ranges between tens of thousands to more than 300,000. Despite how easy it can be to come in contact with mold spores in everyday life, it’s not something that should be overlooked, especially if mold is suspected in your commercial building.

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Spring To-Do List: Prep Your Home for Warmer Weather

With weather warming up, it’s time to shake off the cabin fever and put that extra stored-up energy toward preparing your home for the spring and summer seasons. Regular maintenance is key to preventing and responding to regular wear and tear that happens with age, use, and weather elements. And getting started early means more lazy summer days to spend relaxing. So let’s get started!

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Here’s How to Clean Mold and Mildew in Your Home

Rain increases humidity in air and can increase mold growth | Black mold remediation services by A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, WisconsinAs the rain starts to pour down (we’re looking at you April showers!), the additional moisture in the air can mean mold and mildew in your home. Mold and mildew, both terms commonly used to describe fungi that grows on various surfaces, are not only unsightly but also unhealthy. And because these microorganism love to feed and grow wherever moisture is a mainstay, it’s up to your to make the fuzzy, colorful spots disappear.

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5 Reasons You May Have Mold in Your Bathroom

There are thousands of different mold strains, and the one commonality is that no one wants any of them in his or her home or business. Not only are the spots of black, green, white, orange, and other hues unsightly and musty smelling, but also a cause of negative side effects.

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Mold and Mildew – What’s the difference?

Mold vs. Mildew: 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 difficult to tell apart, responding to these household culprits, and the damage they can cause, is an important lesson to learn. (more…)

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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 water leak or water damage problem.

There are a lot of things that could trigger mold growth inside your home. There are also a lot of signs you can look for around your home, and by taking a look at your own health and that of those around you.

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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.

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