What is that Smell?!
Sometimes it begins as just a smell. As a resident of a home or apartment, we can tell when something is off, even if it begins as just a foreign odor. We have scheduled tomorrow, Sunday, a mold inspection and testing in Warminster, PA. When asked, the homeowner replied, "Well, I have noticed a musty odor in my apartment that I haven't noticed before," Sure, she could be mistaken, but the easiest and safest way to be sure is to conduct a mold inspection and test. It is a simple, direct way of determining whether mold is present and if something may be done about it. We can also check for moisture that may be coming in where it hadn't been before. Stay tuned, folks!
December 17, 1903
On December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in history! Gas powered, it lasted a whopping 12 seconds, and covered a distance of 120 feet. We've come a loooong way in 116 years...
Sooner is better
If we had one piece of advice for most of our clients who experience water or mold damage it would be simple... sooner is better. You can greatly minimize costs and loss by acting quickly. A mold inspection and testing is a simple, low cost first step if you have suspicions of mold in your home. Sometimes it just begins with a peculiar, and not pleasant, odor that you may not have noticed before. Do yourself, and your home, a favor and investigate any areas where you may detect that moisture is present where it shouldn't be.
Being proactive in caring for your home is the #1 way that you can prevent unwanted damage to your home. Let's take something as simple as cleaning out your gutters. It's a great, simple way of preventing water damage from creeping into your home. On a recent mold damage job that we did in Philadelphia, it was evident that water was intruding into the home from the ceiling, and was caused by a clogged gutter. In cleaning the gutters, before we cleaned up the mold, the homeowner has insurance that at least that problem wouldn't happen again!