Mold Remediation >> Water Extraction

Water Extraction is a natural bacterial component to our environment. It is essentially in the breaking down of dead organic materials (plants and trees and such) in nature.. BUT we do not want these to be present in our homes as some of them have potential to be harmful to our health. Mold starts as a spore that is light enough to be carried great distances by the natural flow of air.

  1. Mold spores are not limited to the outdoors as we have air flow in our homes and offices. These Water Extraction spores float along and are not a problem until they come in contact with a source to nurture their growth into a full blow mold. NO mold spore will grow to MOLD without the presence of water or moisture. So now we know a little about mold. How do we keep mold spores from growing in our home? Because we know they are everywhere. Best advice I could find in my research is to keep places where you use or get water from DRY!
  2. That being said I know it is hard to keep everything in your home dry and moisture free. There are main place to look for signs of Water Extraction moisture or water. The first place clean water usually enters the home is the water heater/ softener. Check the top of the water heater for corroded lines, this maybe a sign that water is or has been leaking. Also around the bottom of the water heater to see if possible the clean out or liner has a leak. And since these are usually place in garage or basements or outside rooms it is a place not often checked.
  3. So when we do discover Water Extraction they have been leaking, it is usually after they have leaked for an extended period. The long it goes un-noticed the better chance for the mold spore to take hold and grow. If you notice water around these areas it is advised to call a professional plumber. Another hidden place most often not checked is the roof/ attic (some homes have plumbing in the attic). If you have access to the underside of your roof (attic or crawl space) it is advised to check from time to time to see if there maybe is a Water Extraction leak.
  4. Often (like in arid zones) you get some rain but not enough to soak thru to the ceiling and let one know their roof leaks. The dry air will not allow it to reach the ceiling. In wet area of the country it is possible to have a roof (or attic plumbing) leak and run down the walls for years before the damage reaches the interior. So you may not see it till it is too late and as we have learned mold likes moisture and water. The obvious are the sinks in the home. Look in the bottom of the cabinets to see if there is any Water Extraction moisture/water.

The Effects Of Animal Overpopulation

This is an annual permit and may be renewed by January 10 of the following year. The department shall not renew a permit without first receiving a completed annual activity report for the previous year. Application requirements. All applicants must be at least   read more..

Risks Of Being A Crime Scene Clean Up Technician

Crime scene processing will begin after incident stabilization of the scene. Incident command priorities of life safety, search and rescue, and security precede crime scene preservation and processing. (05/15/96) Only the Watch Commander or Crime Scene Cleanup Risks Of Being A Crime Scene Clean Up Technician on-scene investigative supervisor can relinq  read more..

Debris Removal From The Colorado Floods

2013 Floods  Guidance: Landfill Management of Flood Debris Air Pollution Control Division / Stationary Sources Program The Department will exercise enforcement discretion for landfills which exceed their permitted waste acceptance limit as a result of flood debris disposal. This relief is speci  read more..

Lead Paint Abatement Training

The standard requires that hand washing facilities be provided where occupational exposure to lead occurs. In addition, change areas, showers (where feasible), and lunchrooms or eating areas are to be made available to workers exposed to lead above Lead Paint Removal Lead Paint Abatement Training the PEL. 

  read more..

BASICS OF A LEAD PAINT HEALTH

BASICS OF A LEAD HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM All of the following protective measures are important for preventing work-related lead poisoning. Review each item and check the box if the statement is true for your Lead Paint Removal BASICS OF A LEAD PAINT HEALTH workplace. 

Unchecked boxes may indicat  read more..

Radon Boats

The sick building syndrome comprises of various nonspecific symptoms that occur in the occupants of a building. This feeling of ill health increases sickness absenteeism and causes a decrease in productivity of the workers. As this syndrome is increasingly becoming a major occupational hazard, the c  read more..

Structural Drying Log

If an intrusive/penetrating moisture meter is not available, a non-intrusive, penetrating moisture meter (Figure 3b) may be used; however, keep in mind that the material moisture results measured from non-intrusive meters may be less accurate than intrusive meters. Kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanitie  read more..

How To Protect A Washer Dryer From A Flood

If there are no signs of problems, Flood Damage How To Protect A Washer Dryer From A Flood turn the power off again.Plug a lamp or small appliancein an outlet on the circuit youjust tested, or turn on a lightswitch. Be sure that the appliance you are using to test eachoutlet is working properly.

5.Turn the power  read more..

How To Strip Lead Paint Off Wood

Methods for Removing Lead Paint Mechanical Methods: Mechanical (abrasive) methods of treating lead-painted surface shave two major drawbacks. They produce high levels of dangerous residue, and they have potential to damage the underlying substrate.SCRAPING: Traditional scraping with hand tools is a   read more..

Water Restoration

I've been a local Crawl Space Drying Water Restoration for 17 years and in the area of the country that I work there are many mobile homes and many prefab houses that have crawlspaces. I have seen every kind of water damage from a burst pipe, to a leaking condensation line and leaking water heaters. I have seen minor cases   read more..