Pink Mold in Humidifier – What It Is and How to Deal with It

Brad LackeyCleaning Tips and Checklists, Mold Removal

Woman changing water container of dehumidifier at home

Many people enjoy the benefits that humidifiers provide, and for good reason. Some of those benefits include sleep improvements, assisting with allergy relief, body moisturization, and flu symptom relief. There’s no doubt about it – humidifiers can provide a great deal of comfort. However, like any home appliance, humidifiers need to be maintained and cleaned regularly. Neglecting to do so … Read More

How to Protect Your Basement from Mold After Flooding

Brad LackeyCleaning Tips and Checklists, Mold Removal

Black mold buildup

When it comes to flooding, your property’s basement is especially vulnerable to being affected. Whether there is a pipe that bursts in the basement or a severe storm that causes precipitation to seep into your home, a flooded basement must be addressed in a prompt manner. When immediate action is not taken, the flooding can result in extensive property damage … Read More

What to Do When You Find Mold in the Shower

Brad LackeyMold Removal

mold growing on shower tiles in bathroom

Mold might be a natural substance, but it can be a nuisance to encounter inside of your home. No homeowner wants to deal with the frustrating situation of mold growth, but it is a common issue because of how easily mold can develop. Mold spores are naturally present in the air, so all they need is the right environment to … Read More

Hard water’s damage to pipes and appliances

Brad LackeyWater Damage, Water Damage Prevention

Faucet aerator with limescale

Although we would like to have appliances that lasts us a lifetime and never have to worry about it again, but we all probably had to dealt with some broken appliances. A broken washing machine, leaky dishwasher, or a water heater that suddenly stopped working. Not only do you have to replace or fix the appliances itself, but there could … Read More

How to Get Rid of Mold on Floor Joists in the Crawlspace

Brad LackeyMold Removal

Mold in the crawlspace

When people think about mold remediation and mold removal in their homes, they typically think about areas in their house that produce high levels of moisture and humidity, such as in a bathroom or near a sink. However, they don’t usually think about mold in their crawlspace. Believe it or not, crawlspaces are areas that produce a lot of moisture … Read More

5 Reasons Behind Sump Pump Malfunction

Brad LackeyWater Damage

sump-pump-fort-wayne-in

A flood can happen to any homeowner, and the last line of defense is often the sump pump. A sump pump is a device that sits in a small inground well in your basement. Its purpose is to pump water away from your property once water around it gets to a certain level. Sump pumps can fail or malfunction at the … Read More

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Brad LackeyWater Damage

this mold is darker than mildew

The terms mold and mildew are frequently used interchangeably. Sometimes people refer to mold related smells as ‘mildew’ and the substance itself as ‘mold’. Outside of these colloquial habits, however, there is a scientific difference between the two. Put simply, both mold and mildew are different types of fungus. Mildew is lighter in color, appearing as a white or light-yellow … Read More

How to Respond to a Sump Pump Overflow

Brad LackeyWater Damage

sump pump overflow in warsaw indiana

Water damage can occur in your property as a result of various sources. There are natural causes like heavy rainfall and the flooding it can cause, and there are also internal property issues like pipe leaks and sewage backups. Your basement, in particular, is one area of your home that is especially prone to water damage — both due to … Read More

What to Do About Water Damage from an Upstairs Neighbor

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What to Do About Water Damage from an Upstairs Neighbor indiana

Water damage to a townhome, condo or apartment can occur due to an upstairs neighbor’s negligence. Serious disputes are not only possible, but likely. Nevertheless, the renter’s insurance must be notified immediately. Here is what to consider when a unit is impacted by water damage from an upstairs neighbor: What types of water damage can occur? Careless water damage occurs … Read More