Melting Snow and Your Home

It is that time of year when the snow starts to melt, and while it can often feel like a time to celebrate there could be trouble ahead. If you have a lot of snow piled on or around your home as the snow melts it could find its way inside and lead to potential mold...

Toxic Mold Syndrome

Toxic mold syndrome can be a major health concern because of its implications of life-altering (or ending) illness.  Unfortunately, the topic of mold and mycotoxins is extremely complex, technical, and incomplete, leading to a delay in our ability to have a...

Using Space Heaters Safely

Here in New England we recently had quite the cold snap and with that comes the dilemma of how to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. If the heating system in your home cannot keep up with the cold you may think about using a space heater to help alleviate...

Whole Home Humidity and the Mold it Can Bring

                   Winter is here, and the air is dry. You’ve already noticed the dryness, haven’t you? Maybe you’ve started using lip balm. Or maybe you’ve put on some wool socks, run across the living room carpet, and administered a static surprise to your...

Could You Have Mold in the Winter?

              The short answer is, yes, the long answer is the winter months are one of the best times of the year for molds to grow and expand. You have closed up your home and turned on the heat; and with all of the latest energy efficiencies we have today, our...

Indoor Air Quality in Winter

              It is the heart of the winter season here in New England which means that people are staying inside and avoiding the cold snowy weather. So, what does this mean for the indoor air quality? Unfortunately, the answer may be poor air quality, indoor air...