Mold Removal

How to Properly Avoid Carpet Mold After Water Damage

How to Properly Avoid Carpet Mold After Water Damage

Flooding, burst pipes, and plumbing leaks are a nightmare for both home and business owners. These annoyances are not planned and generally costly to repair. One of the biggest consequences of water damage is mold growth. Repairing water damage and eliminating mold spores, especially on carpeted areas, is baffling and stressful. Luckily, Octagon’s 24-hour emergency… Read more »

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5 Warning Signs Your Home Has Mold

5 Warning Signs Your Home Has Mold

Mold removal should be trusted to the experts, and Octagon is the smart choice for families and businesses in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. According to ABC News, mold in your home is nearly unavoidable. “Mold spores are everywhere,” said Meg Hamilton, CEO of Hamilton Thorne Biosciences. “They’re in your house, in your attic, on… Read more »

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How to Properly Remove Black Mold From Your Home

How to Properly Remove Black Mold From Your Home

A natural first reaction to mold in our homes is to remove it, however, if you detect toxic black mold in your home do not go near it. When black mold is disturbed it can release a lot of mycotoxins in the air, which will pollute your house—and subsequently your health. Upon detecting black mold… Read more »

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3 Common Misconceptions about Mold Mitigation

3 Common Misconceptions about Mold Mitigation

Several factors can lead to the presence of Indoor mold in a business or home, including: Chronic humidity and condensation Poor ventilation Improper appliance exhaust Improperly mitigated water damage Whatever the reason, once discovered, it’s important to take steps to properly remove and mitigate the mold once and for all by hiring a mold remediation… Read more »

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Humidity And Mold- Did Your Home Stand Up to Summer Moisture?

Humidity And Mold- Did Your Home Stand Up to Summer Moisture?

If you’re living in New England you know that this summer has been rainy, hot and humid. Although you’re probably not looking forward to enduring a winter like last year’s, you might be excited to start seeing cooler temperatures as September approaches. Before temperatures start to fall, make sure the summer humidity hasn’t left you… Read more »

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Should I Buy a House with Mold in It?

Should I Buy a House with Mold in It?

So you’re thinking of moving and have a particular neighborhood in mind. It’s quiet, safe and is located in an amazing school district. The only problem is that all the houses in your desired neighborhood are way above your price range. You manage to stumble upon a house that is within your budget and after… Read more »

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21 Ways to Keep Mold Out of Your Home

21 Ways to Keep Mold Out of Your Home

While East Coast summer-humidity can be brutal for most New Englanders, floating mold spores thrive in it. When a spore has access to moisture and cellulose, one of the main components of plants, it multiplies and colonizes. Wet areas of your home are an ideal place for mold to collect, making mold removal a necessity…. Read more »

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Attic Mold: The Importance of Proper Ventilation

Attic Mold: The Importance of Proper Ventilation

Getting rid of attic mold is crucial to protecting your home’s value and to protecting the health and safety of your family. At the same time, your home’s ventilation systems must be updated or improved to keep moisture out and away from your home. This is essential to prevent recurring attic mold issues. Attic Mold:… Read more »

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