Certified Moisture testing Blog

Summer is mold season, with all the wet weather, is your home ready for Fall and must we say…WINTER?

When you think of summertime you think about sun, cookouts, and vacations. But it’s also mold season. That’s right! The chances of mold growth in your home increase in the summer months due to warm weather and of course rain.

Mold hidden behind wallpaper

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It’s the 2nd wettest year on record in Minnesota, Do you know how to check for mold and wet walls in your home?

With this year being one of the snowiest and rainiest on record in Minnesota, it goes without saying there’s a chance you might have some dampness in your basement. Heavy rains, water tables, and runoff can all contribute to moisture and if this is something you’re experiencing with your basement, its a perfect set up for mold growth.

Women shocked at mold on the wall of basement

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Alan Powell talks with WCCO on How To Keep Water From Entering Your Basement

Our own Alan Powell talked with WCCO this week about how the spring thaw is affecting basement flooding. Check it out!

 

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been a busy season for experts who find and treat flooded basements, and pretty soon, they’ll be busy helping affected homeowners prevent the water from coming back.

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Expectations of Buying a New Home

We all have expectations or should. We expect the sun to rise and set, the family to be content with what you have and the family’s health to be great, or at the least understood and getting better. We expect that if our kids are sick, they got it from someone at school. Personally, I like to blame my coughing, wheezing and sneezing on the walking petri dishes called grandkids. However, many times the coughing, wheezing and sneezing is to be blamed on an unhealthy home.

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Interior vs. Exterior Probe Testing

There has long been a dispute as to whether moisture testing the external walls of a structure should be performed from the interior or from the exterior.

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