Archive for moisture

How High Humidity Breeds Mould

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, mould quickly starts growing with the introduction of moisture. When you think of this moisture, you probably think about water in your bathroom or water damage from your washer or refrigerator. Yes, this can be the moisture that starts mould growth in your[...]

Knowing the Facts About Indoor or Outdoor Mould

Mould: the word strikes fear into the heart of every homeowner, but in reality none of us could live without it. These tiny fungi that grow by forming thread-like filaments are Earth’s most important recyclers. Most of the planet’s more than 200,000 species are benign or even beneficial to[...]

What Happens When Structural Drying Falls Short?

The contractors have departed, the walls have been painted, the cushy couch has been moved back in, the ping pong table is newly poised for fierce competition. It’s wonderful to relax in the finished basement, pristine once again after the flood recovery. Just one question: were those studs[...]

Best to Rely on Experts When Measuring Wall Moisture

Daily water-related household activities create humidity, which increases levels of moisture in the home’s environment. Proper building procedures have been developed to prevent moisture infiltration inside your walls, but some areas are more susceptible to wall moisture than others. Exterior[...]

Inspect your Property for Wood Rot

Wood rot is a common issue for homeowners, as the vast majority of residential structures are built with timber building supplies. As with many other property maintenance projects, prevention is the key to reducing the onset of damage to your home, especially wood rot damage. Luckily, homeowners can[...]