1. What Does Mold Need to Grow

    7 Things That Will Favor Mold Growth in Your Home

    It's practically impossible to prevent mold spores from entering a home. However, with careful consideration and thoughtful habits, homeowners can limit mold growth. Of course, avoiding excess mold begins with understanding what helps it thrive in the first place. What Does Mold Need to Grow? Mold only needs a few things to grow: Shade, food, moisture, and warm temperatures. And spores, the micro…Read More

  2. Getting Rid of Mold

    7 Amazing Tips for Getting Rid of Mold in Your Home

    At least 45 million buildings throughout America have indicated signs of unhealthy mold levels. As a result, mold exposure leads to approximately 93% of sinus infections across the country. Your home could have mold, even if you don't realize it. Small amounts of mold don't pose a major health risk—so long as you're healthy and have a strong immune system. Still, getting rid of mold is important…Read More

  3. facts about mold

    6 Facts About Mold in Your Home and Your Health

    Keeping your home cozy and tidy is important so you can feel safe there. If you discover mold anywhere, it can feel like an invasion of privacy, not to mention an assault on your health and wellness. Avoid feeling fearful when you check out these important facts about mold. You don't have to worry when you're well informed. Read on for a guide to what to expect when there's mold in your home. 1. …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. What Is Radon and Why Is It Harmful?

    Radon is a colorless, odorless noble gas that occurs naturally as certain radioactive compounds decay. There is a strong connection between exposure to radon and lung cancer. In fact, according to the EPA, radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon can accumulate in your home — most commonly in basements, crawl spaces, and other poorly ventilated places — putti…Read More

  10. Welcome To Seitz Environmental

    Welcome to Seitz Environmental., the best waterproofing and mold removal company in the Lehigh Valley area. In the blogs to come, we’ll touch on topics that will help you better understand mold as well as how to properly clean up mold. However, before we get into those blogs, we thought we’d introduce ourselves a little first. We’ll go over who we are, what we do, and even the areas we serve…Read More