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With humidity being higher than usual this summer, we are receiving calls to check for mold problems. Clearly, this ceiling in a vacant home has a problem!
A few things to remember with mold:
1.) Water must be present - Mold needs water to grow, so part of our inspection will be to find the water source. We find leaks are the most likely cause, but also condensation in crawl spaces and vents can cause issues.
2.) Air quality being affected is actually the concern - Mold spores are naturally present in the air, so we compare the mold counts outside with indoor samples to see if there is a problem. Even though any visible mold is gross, it might not be affecting your health. But it might be, and taking air samples is the only way to know for sure.
3.) Samples aren't cheap - It does cost money for the air samples and inspection, however if you have significant concerns you don't want to go cheap. Taking a good number of representative samples is the only way to get a good picture of what is actually happening inside a home.
When it's this hot outside, we like to use the cooling towels soaked in ice water to help combat the heat. What's something you do to stay cool outside?
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One of the ways we check for gas leaks is to apply a little soapy water to the pipes. If bubbles form, then you've got a problem!
Home owner said that the ceiling fixture had a dusty smell when they turned the fan on at night, similar to the first time a heater is run for the season. Went to replace a bulb, and found this. That’s one burned out bulb, and almost burned up! Beautiful and scary all at the same time! 😳
We hypothesize that the broken filaments were burning every time the light was on, creating the swirling pattern of smoke on the glass. Then the fan pushed that smell down when it was turned on. Glad an open fire never started!
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This is a great place to find interesting pictures, quick little notes, and funny memes. Just like posts you would expect to find on social media. Only these posts are searchable by categories, making this page significantly more useful for reference during a project. Or, just if you don't want to get sucked into the never-ending time-sucking vacuum of the Book of Face. Whichever.
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