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6 Tips to Prevent Mold in the Home

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Mold is great for the environment. It decomposes organic matter and improves soil fertility. But indoors, mold does more bad than good. If left to thrive within the home, it can cause severe respiratory problems and ruin a home’s aesthetics. Luckily, you can keep mold at bay. Here are tips to inhibit mold growth in the home. Repair Leaks Mold flourishes in damp areas. Often, leaky faucets, pipes, and roofs…...

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Wildfire Embers and the Danger They Pose to Your Home

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Wildfires are a serious and increasingly prominent threat to rural property around Sonoma County. Depending on where you live, you may be at an increased risk of wildfire damage and should be as proactive as possible in preparing for the possibility of a wildfire impacting you and your loved ones. Roughly 90% of homes damaged by wildfires are damaged because of embers that drift through the air onto or into…...

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Worth Waterproof The Basement?

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It may not be immediately obvious, especially to new homeowners, but it’s important for your basement to be water resistant, if not outright waterproof. First and foremost you want to prevent flooding inside your home. There is no worse disaster, beyond potentially a fire, than a flooded home. Waterproofing your basement can help prevent that terrible occurrence from becoming a likelihood. You want to protect your home from mold and…...

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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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