What is Fusarium Mold and Where is it Found

What is Fusarium Mold and Where is it Found

Zach Brictson Blog, mold removal

Fusarium mold is a genus of fungi most commonly found in soil or on plants. Most species of fusarium are harmless but some have the potential to cause skin irritation, allergies, and eye infections. Although fusarium is primarily found on plant life, it’s abundance in nature makes it a common form of mold growth in residences. Fusarium mold can enter …

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How to Tell if Your Laminate Floor Has Water Damage

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, water damage

Water damage can be incredibly destructive to any building material used in the San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA areas; however, some materials will fare better against excess moisture than others. One of them includes laminate flooring; if you simply wipe up a spill as soon as it occurs, there shouldn’t be a problem. But in the cases of …

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How to Clean Fire Damaged Walls

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, fire damage

Cleaning a small amount of fire damage or smoke damage on walls of a home can seem doable yourself. If your home has fire damage or if you are looking to purchase a home with previous smoke or fire damage on its walls, you should consider how much work might go into cleaning. Smoke damage, smoke stains, and other types …

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How to Remove Mold From Attic Plywood | ServiceMaster

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Mold growth in the attic is a common occurrence. Homeowners rarely visit the attic, which allows the mold colonies to flourish undetected. Attic plywood, which is mainly utilized as flooring, can develop mold infestations. Here are ways to remove mold from attic plywood. Why does mold grow in the attic? Attics in the San Francisco, CA area are ideal places …

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Water Heater Flooded Basement | What to Do

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, water damage, water damage restoration

A malfunctioning or old water heater can easily leak and cause a basement flood in your home. Know how to respond to a flood in your basement when a water heater breaks or leaks. Drain the Water Heater Tank Just because the water heater is off, doesn’t mean the leaking will stop. There are still 40-50 gallons of water in …

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How to Clean Your Keurig of Mold and Bacteria

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Almost any drink dispensing device, whether it be a soda fountain, coffee machine, or water cooler, runs the risk of developing mold within its parts. That includes the Keurig or similar K-Cup coffee machine in your home or office. If the possibility of drinking coffee from a machine that has mold inside it is disturbing, there are some simple routines …

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Why Estate Cleaning Should Be Left to the Professionals

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Estate cleaning happens most often after the loss of a loved one. If you are the next of kin to them and/or are listed in their will, cleaning their property will most likely become your responsibility. Whether it’s been empty briefly or for a long time, having it cleaned out sooner rather than later is highly recommended, especially when trying …

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Helping Hoarders After the Holiday Season

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

People who suffer from a hoarding disorder are likely to experience greater stress once the holidays roll around and even after the merriest time of year ends. The reason is clear: The busiest gift-giving season leads to splurges on presents, gift wrap and ornaments.   Hoarding is a complex that urges sufferers to excessively accumulate goods that others would deem …

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The Consequences of Improper Crime Scene Cleaning

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Encountering the scene of a tragic accident, it can be an overwhelming and even traumatic experience. While it can be difficult to take action right away, doing so is crucial. The first step to take after finding a crime scene or gruesome accident is to call the authorities, report the incident, and they will arrive right away to investigate. Once …