The Warning Signs of Water Intrusion

What is Water Intrusion? Water intrusion is the unwelcome presence of water leaking into the home. It is usually caused by rainwater. Typically, water intrusion in your home is a result of structural damage, poor installation of building materials, degrading materials, or defective building materials. What Problems can This Cause? Water intrusion can warp window […]

How to Prevent Mold In Your Home This Spring


Mold. The word alone makes most people cringe. Maybe you’ve only encountered mold on old, expired bread. Perhaps you’ve had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a mold problem within your house’s walls.  The not-so-fun fact of the day? About 45 million buildings in the United States are home to an unhealthy amount of mold. […]

Surprising Signs That Your Home Has A Leak

While leaks aren’t always the most obvious, there are several warning signs to look for. If you notice any of these things in your home, try to locate a water source and call a professional to stop the leak from getting worse. Damp Walls & Ceilings One of the most obvious signs of a leak […]

How to Prevent Mold In Your Home This Winter

preventing winter mold

Why Does Mold Survive In The Winter? Increased indoor moisture causes mold to grow even during the winter months, especially in wet and rainy Oregon. Although heating systems can make indoor air dryer in the winter, certain areas of the home may actually have increased levels of humidity during this time due to poor ventilation. […]

How To Prevent Mold In Your Home This Summer

Mold represents one of the most common household hazards that, if not removed in a timely fashion, offers the potential to be an immensely costly burden for homeowners and tenants. Residents in the Portland area are faced with unique challenges in regard to preventing mold due to the climate and weather. People often associate mold […]

Preventing Mold: How to Keep Moisture Out of Your Home

How to prevent mold and other moisture issues in your Portland home

Mold and mildew prevention is one of the most important ways you can ensure your family is breathing in clean air inside of your home. As we know, mold can kick-start allergies and cause a number of other complications when inhaled, so it’s important to nip it in the bud before it starts to become […]

Mildew vs Mold: Taking the Fear Out of Mold

Common misconceptions about mold and mildew

Mold is one of those words that doesn’t sit well with people and is often correlated with a negative emotion. There is often a fear of mold and what it connotes. While there are many health effects that could be associated with long-term mold exposure, it’s important to discover that those pesky spores growing in […]