July2014


The What, the How, and the Who of Mold

Posted on July 16th, by Kate Farmer in Blog. Comments Off on The What, the How, and the Who of Mold

Growing mold– that’s the easy part! Knowing the what, the how, and the who- now that’s another matter.

Here are some facts provided by the EPA that will help you understand mold:

• Mold can grow pretty much anywhere there is a water or moisture source. Eliminating all mold and mold spores indoors is almost impossible, but controlling indoor moisture will control the growth of indoor mold.

• Some molds prefer cooler temperatures like growing on fruits and bread in a refrigerator. Which proves in most cases, temperature is not an issue.

• Moisture problems have been tied to building construction. Buildings that are tightly sealed lack competent ventilation.

• Humidifiers, steam radiators, dryers, stoves, cooking, and showering can raise indoor humidity levels.

• If the insulation on the side of the HVAC system’s air ducts becomes wet or moldy it is recommended … Read More »


Hiring an Environmental Consultant

Posted on July 3rd, by Kate Farmer in Blog. Comments Off on Hiring an Environmental Consultant

What To Look For When Hiring an Environmental Consultant:

The cost of your environmental consulting firm is not in the invoice they send you, but in the time and money they will save you.

If you are looking to hire an environmental consultant, take a closer look. Then take an even closer look. Do not be sold on the cheapest service without knowing they have all their licenses, understand regulations, and have the capacity and expertise to handle your project. Any mistakes made by the consultant could result in liability for you.    Do your research.  Find like businesses and reach out to get names of consultants they think are reputable.

Here is a list of what to look for and research when looking for an environmental consultant:

1.    Licensed, Experienced, and Educated – A quick visit to the company’s website can clear up a … Read More »