Imagine that you’re out in your backyard or having dinner at your patio table. Or maybe after months of snow and wind, you’re finally able to take the pool cover off and dive in. The days are getting longer and they’re getting warmer. Maybe you invite some friends over to catch up and relive the old days long into the evening.
Developing commercial properties combines the speculative vision of a venture capitalist and the courage of an entrepreneur to put their own money down on a plot of land today based on a future that only they can see. It is imperative that developers and property owners manage their expenses from conception through opening day (and beyond) as carefully as possible.
To say that there are many obstacles to overcome before breaking ground on a new construction project is an understatement, but even after the construction is completed, your property can still be under attack – but this time from below.
You might be sharing your new location with a colony of termites located three feet below your basement that are waiting for an opportunity to come up through your floor. There could potentially be thousands of termites working 24-hours per day, taking tiny pieces of your investment back to their nests to be chewed up by other termites.
When most homeowners think of protecting their investment, they think of security measures like strong locks, alarm systems, motion-activated floodlights, firearms and video cameras. And for good reason. When deployed in combination, these security elements can effectively deter most intruders. Nobody ever wants to have to rely on any of these, but they sleep better knowing they are there.
Unfortunately, none of these protect your home from its biggest threats, which all share a common point of entry: termites, mold and flooding at the basement level.
Fall is finally here. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and as the temperature continues to drop, people will increasingly rely on their furnaces for warmth. The furnace might not have been active since the previous spring, and may be in need of a duct cleaning.
Gladhill Service’s Mold Remediation Process is customized to meet the specific moisture and ventilation issues of each home. The process begins with an inspection that we use to develop a strategy, and (in many cases) it ends with a lab-tested air sample at the completion of the job.
However, one of the most important steps in the Mold Remediation Process is containment and HEPA filtration. If proper action isn’t taken to prevent the spread of mold throughout the cleaning process, the mold problem could recur or even get worse.
To understand why containment and HEPA are important, we have to look at how mold spreads and some of the techniques that Mold Remediation professionals use to prevent it.