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Mold in Schools

Mold in Schools

Common Moisture Sources Found in Schools Moisture problems in school buildings can be caused by a variety of conditions, including roof and plumbing leaks, condensation, and excess humidity. Some moisture problems in schools have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the past twenty to thirty years. These changes have resulted in more(…)

Basic Principles of Drying

Basic Principles of Drying

Basic Principles of Drying When you have a water disaster, whether by water intrusion, flood, sewage or fire, every moment counts. When water is allowed to stand around, moisture can penetrate deeply into floors, walls, carpets and furniture. Mold can begin to grow in just 1 to 2 days, leading not only to greater damage,(…)

Mold Testing

Mold Testing

Mold Testing Mold testing and inspection are crucial if you believe you have a mold problem. They can help to determine how bad the situation is and if evacuation is necessary. For overall air quality assessment and practicality, a method called non-viable testing is generally more valuable and less costly for the consumer. Non-viable mold(…)

Types of Fire

Types of Fire

  Types of Fire Protein Fire – These include stove-top grease fires, burned and charred meat, or most fires where living tissue or hair proteins are involved. Unlike other types of fires, these leave little visible smoke residue. Wood and Paper Fire – These include attic fires, fireplace puff-backs, most trash can fires and general(…)

Types of Smoke

Types of Smoke

Types of Smoke The first step at a fire scene is to calm the fears of those affected. Next, we test the smoke to see which type of fire took place. Wet Smoke – Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Also known as “Smoke webs,” these are more difficult to clean. Dry Smoke –(…)

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