Basement Mold

How Melting Snow & Rain Storms Contribute To Basement Flooding & Mold Growth

Spring weather in Central New York is usually defined by melting snow from usually heavy winter snowfall and rainy weather patterns usually on a three day cycle from the prevailing jet stream. All of this rain and melting water fall onto frozen or frost bearing ground best described as the tundra of Alaska. With all this …

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Facts Every Homeowner Should Know About Mold

For homeowners who wish to learn about mold and the concerns over its presence in the home, there is a lot of information out there. Mold in one form or another is everywhere in our environment, and many people are confused over what molds are good, and what ones can harm people and structures. Weeding …

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Unstable Winter Weather Can Cause Damp Basement Concerns

The winter we’ve had in Upstate New York this year has been one of inconsistency. We’ve seen rain, snow, below freezing temperatures and warm-ups that have made us think short and t-shirt weather is right around the corner. We’ve all heard the old adage – if you don’t like the weather here, wait five minutes …

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Does Your Basement Stink – Literally? You Could Have a Mold Problem.

Do you avoid spending time in your basement because frankly, the bad odor is overwhelming? If your basement has a musty smell, then the chances are pretty good that you have a mold and mildew problem. These items are the direct result of too much moisture in your basement. If you see mold and mildew …

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Is Your Albany Basement Waterproof? Here are 5 Signs That Show It Isn’t

Nobody wants to deal with a wet basement, but for many homeowners in the Albany area, basement moisture is a reality they can’t escape. Between seasonal wet conditions – Albany receives an average of 40 inches of rain and 60 inches of snow each year – and waterways, Albany is not exactly the driest place …

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