Mold Removal is One Thing – Prevention is Another

Household mold issues can be a nightmare for homeowners. It always seems to come back, no matter how hard you try. It’s smelly, ugly to look at and can cause health issues in those with allergies and respiratory issues. You can call in a company to get rid of the…

Getting Your Basement Ready for Winter

Now that fall is here, people are starting to think about the winter to come. Most of us like to hold on to the last drop of warm (or semi-warm) weather, enjoying outdoor fall activities and busy weekends. It’s easy to put winterizing your home on the back burner. But,…

Removing Mold – And the Cause of It

A friend of mine recently went to look at a house with his fiancee. It was a beautiful little home, in an idyllic, countryside setting. Everything looked great – until they visited the finished basement. Once they got down there, they discovered a huge problem with the home – mold….

How Can I Fix the Cracked, Bowed Basement in My Syracuse, NY Home?

Many people find that the basement in their home is the most problematic area of their house. That’s because the basement is most prone to damage from water sources and gravity. A damp basement is a great place for mold, mildew and bacteria to flourish. Not to mention, in New…

Flooded Home? Here’s How You Can Keep It From Happening Again.

I first wish to express my heartfelt sadness to all those affected by the recent flooding.  This past year my family was displaced from a broken water pipe. As a result, we were forced to live in a hotel for six months. I have always seen the effects of water. Since our out-of-home experience, however,…

April Showers Bring May… Mold.

As we leave a very wet April and May behind, we begin to turn a corner… we are enter the season of growth and renewal. Looking out, we see greenery and flora dotting our departure from winter.  Inside, down in your basement, it may not be quite as pretty a sight….

Bowed Basement Walls? BWI Can Help!

Have you ever examined your basement block foundation wall only to notice it has more curves than a country road? Bowing walls are not all that uncommon in a block foundation wall. Simply stand at one end, put your eye close to the wall and look toward the other end. Or, put…

Dehumidifying Your Basement

Removing damp air from your basement is an important element in controlling the air quality throughout your entire home. When damp, heavy, humid air lays in your basement there really is no escape for it except back through your upstairs living area. While the humid air lays in your basement…

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…

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