DOES MY APARTMENT OR CONDO HAVE ATTIC MOLD?

Apartment and Condominium buildings in Chicago and suburbs built before 2000 were built under outdated building codes. These codes did not take attic ventilation into account. Consequently, many older apartment and condominium complexes are encountering attic mold issues. As building sciences evolve, much has been learned about attic moisture and mold related issues, over the […]

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DON’T FORGET TO CHECK YOUR ATTIC! If you are selling your home, you probably put a lot of energy into making it look its best! And, you likely realize that any interested buyer will have the property inspected by a certified home inspection professional. Home Inspectors are typically thorough. One area often overlooked by homeowners […]

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MUSTY LAUNDRY ROOM? More and more homes these days have interior laundry rooms, often on the second floor. It's a wonderful convenience compared to doing laundry in the basement. Unfortunately, many interior laundry rooms don't have windows that allow you to "air out" the room.  Many have no ventilation at all. LAUNDRY ROOM VENTILATION IS IMPORTANT Much like [...]
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Attic Moisture and Attic Frost Why is there frost build up in my attic? Moisture is ever present, yet invisible in the air.  Added moisture is generated by daily activities like cooking and bathing.  In the winter here in the Midwest, additional moisture is often purposefully generated by a humidifier to prevent dry skin, sore […]

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Attic Moisture Attic moisture, during the winter, can decrease the effectiveness of insulation and over time cause significant damage to structural elements in the attic including rafters and trusses. Additionally, moisture can lead to mildew and mold growth which can exacerbate health problems for occupants. Attic moisture can also contribute to ice dams. CLICK HERE TO VIEW A QUICK PRESENTATION [...]
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A BIT MORE ON MOLD AND MOISTURE IN YOUR HOME! I discovered this guide to mold and moisture at the US EPA site and wanted to share it with you!           Click here to download a copy!  

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DON’T FORGET TO CHECK YOUR ATTIC! If you are selling your home, you probably put a lot of energy into making it look its best! And, you likely realize that any interested buyer will have the property inspected by a certified home inspection professional. Home Inspectors are typically thorough. One area, most home inspectors will […]

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