1. basement leaks in heavy rain

    Basement Leaks in Heavy Rain? 4 Basement Waterproofing Tips

    A flood in your basement is no joke! Just a few inches of water can cause near $10,000 in damage, while a larger flood may set you back anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000. It’s not unusual for basements to have small amounts of water in them. In fact, according to the American Society of Home Inspectors, around 60 percent of homes have moist basements. Even a little bit of moisture can lead to mo…Read More

  2. mold inspection

    Mold Inspection: How Often Should You Get Your House Checked for Mold?

    No matter how clean your house is, there is always a chance that mold is lingering in your home. It can grow in hidden places that are hard to see, such as your basement, attic, air ducts, and even inside your walls. And if you're suffering allergy-like symptoms in your home, you might just be one of the millions of people that have mold lurking within your property. Because mold can be difficult…Read More

  3. what does mold need to grow

    Stop Feeding the Monster: What Does Mold Need to Grow?

    Over half the homes in the United States have mold. Combine that with around 28% of Americans having a gene that increases their risk for mold-related health problems, and you have a serious issue. Mold has an important role outside. It helps organic matter decompose. That doesn't mean we want mold growing indoors, though. Mold indoors can cause serious health problems, even be life-threatening. I…Read More

  4. signs of mold in your home

    Know the Signs: 3 Major Warning Signs of Mold in Your Home

    Did you know that up to half of the houses in the U.S. probably have mold problems? You may think that you definitely don't have any mold in your home. But, you'd be surprised by how often mold is discovered hidden away. That's because mold isn't actually visible and easy to spot all of the time. Sometimes, you need to look closer to realize you've got a serious mold problem. But, if you know the …Read More

  5. radon poisoning

    What is Radon Poisoning? The Symptoms, Effects, and Dangers

    Radon poisoning is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths every single year. The scariest part about radon is that we don't see it, we can't feel it, we can't smell it, and we can't taste it. It is naturally occurring and is okay in small doses of exposure, but too much exposure is referred to as poisoning. So how will you know if you're exposed to radon? You might not know if and exactly when …Read More

  6. How to Spot Mold in Your Home or Office

    Though mold is not always dangerous, it can lead to structural damage to your home and also have a negative impact on your health. A thorough cleaning of a moldy home is absolutely called for if you suspect you have a mold problem. To be able to even suspect that, you need to know the signs that could indicate a mold infestation in your home. To remove some of the uncertainty from this process, yo…Read More

  7. How to Mitigate Mold

    Mold in your house can lead to a number of health symptoms. From congestion and difficulty breathing to a runny nose and throat irritation, mold can have a significant impact on your respiratory health. A profusion of mold in your house can ruin your health, as well as the actual building! The process of removing mold from your house can be a do-it-yourself project, but for best results, and in mo…Read More

  8. Why You Should Waterproof Your Basement

    Basement waterproofing is usually a good long-term investment for most people not living in a desert — and even then, there may still be some benefits. This article will help you decide if getting your basement waterproofed will help you save money in the long run. Seitz Environmental Inc. in Tamaqua is one of the most experienced crawl space and basement waterproofing companies in Pennsylvania.…Read More

  9. How Mold Can Form in Your House

    In the shower, the sink drain, or the cupboard, mold is a common companion in most of our lives and homes — if only noticeable on our bread and cheese. However, you may not even realize just how much mold you are really surrounded by. What is more, not all mold is benign; some molds have negative health impacts on you and your family — especially on people with allergies. It can require specia…Read More

  10. What Is Asbestos and Why Is It Harmful?

    Evidence of asbestos use for a variety of purposes goes back a staggering 750,000 years. In the ancient world. asbestos fibers were used as wicks, for mummy preservation, and for fireproofing cloths. Since the Industrial Revolution, the demand for asbestos for insulating pipes and boilers created an industry that would later become ubiquitous in buildings up till only the recent past. When it came…Read More