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How to Prevent Moldy Gutters

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Mold found anywhere in or around your home is not a welcome sight. When it comes to your gutters, the conditions don’t get much better for mold to grow and thrive. Find out what causes mold to grow in your gutters and what you can do to prevent it. Why Mold Grows in Your Gutters If you have older gutters, you’ll notice that, many times, they are put together in…...

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How Mold Affects Your Pets

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In recent years, there’s been more evidence pointing to the negative impact mold has on your physical health, especially those with compromised respiratory and/or immune systems. Negative responses to mold include anything from red, watery eyes to a full-blown asthma attack and everything in between. While it’s easy to see how humans respond to mold, what if any affect does mold have on your pets? Here are some ways pets…...

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Connecting the Dots Between Mold and Your Emotional Well Being

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More than likely, you’ve experienced mood swings during an illness. When you don’t feel good, you’re not feeling your best either physically or emotionally. Usually, it’s understood that if you aren’t feeling 100%, it’s temporary and your mood will get better as soon as you feel better physically. But what if you are suffering from chronic emotional mood swings or issues and you’re not sure why? It’s possible that exposure…...

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When Sump Pumps Fail

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You may not realize how much you depend on your sump pump to protect you from a flooding basement or crawlspace. That is until it fails. When a sump pump fails, it not only doesn’t stop water from flooding your basement, it can also make the situation even worse. Find out what causes your sump pump to fail and what you can do to prevent it. Causes for a Sump…...

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Renters, Landlords and Mold

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There’s nothing more frustrating as a renter than dealing with a rental unit with mold issues. On the other hand, it’s frustrating for a landlord to deal with recurring mold issues and unhappy tenants. Here’s what you need to know about resolving mold problems for both renters and landlords. Why Toxic Mold is a Concern Black toxic mold is concerning because of all the health issues it causes and worsens.…...

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How Serious is Your Water Damage?

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While any type of water damage is serious and requires immediate attention for cleanup and restoration, local Sonoma County professional restoration specialists assess and officially categorize water damage. In accordance with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification standards, there are three different types or categories of water damage. Category I – Clean Water Damage Category 1 water damage is the least destructive according to the standards. Clean water means…...

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