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What Usually Causes Mold?

What Usually Causes Mold?

As most homeowners and business owners know, mold removal is no fun. Although mold grows outside and actually serves a purpose, mold inside the home only causes health concerns for you and your house. The way that mold works is that it needs a food source (such as drywall, carpet, or wood), warmth, darkness, enough… Read more »

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5 Tips to Prevent Roof Leaks & Water Damage

5 Tips to Prevent Roof Leaks & Water Damage

The best way to stop a leaky roof is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Damage to your roof isn’t always preventable. Excessive rainwater and natural disasters aren’t controllable, or always predictable, factors. However, there are steps in prevention from the normal and everyday you can take as a homeowner. Small roof… Read more »

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How to Prevent Water Damage at Your Business

How to Prevent Water Damage at Your Business

Sometimes water damage is unavoidable. Flooding and other natural disasters are unpredictable and cause a wide range of damages. However, appliances, pipes and drains, and roofing can all play a part in water damage. Fortunately, there are some measures you can take as a business owner to prevent water damage to your property. Drains &… Read more »

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The Truth Behind the Dangers of Black Mold in Your Home

The Truth Behind the Dangers of Black Mold in Your Home

Black mold has a nasty reputation and for good reason. It’s also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, which is the most common type of toxic mold. This fungus breeds and lives off moisture. If your home has ever experienced flooding or pipe leakage, black mold is probably alive and hiding in your walls or floors around… Read more »

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5 Key Facts About Fire Restoration in Your Home

5 Key Facts About Fire Restoration in Your Home

House fires are an emotional and traumatizing time for anyone, but it is important to act quickly to prevent further damage to your home. Flames are the culprit for the most visible damage to your property after a fire, but smoke, soot, and water share in the responsibility of damage too.  Odors from smoke and… Read more »

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Why Maine Mold Testing Is Important for Your Health

Why Maine Mold Testing Is Important for Your Health

Mold, which are very small organisms that grow indoors and outdoors, is a problem year-round in Maine. There are many different types of mold, some being harmless and some being incredibly toxic. Mold thrives in warm, damp, environments. Basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry areas are prime breeding grounds for mold spores. Mold affects everyone differently…. Read more »

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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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