Why it is Important to Keep Your Carpet Clean

“I’ll clean it next time” is something most of us say when it comes to the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom. Maybe you are in a hurry and can’t get to the whole house, so you say you’ll clean that part of the house “next time.” When in reality, next time comes and goes and we … Continued

Preventing Mold From Interrupting Business

Mold can be unsafe in your house, and if it is in your business, it can cause an interruption in work, and mold removal costs cause profit losses. That’s where we come in. We want to help you before the problem affects the production of your company. Here are some tips to help you pass … Continued

5 Things You Need to Know About Water Damage

Water damage is a traumatic and stressful event for anyone. When you experience water damage in your home or business, you need the very best emergency water damage repair company. Octagon Cleaning & Restoration has handled thousands of water damages. They can  make water damage clean up easy and stress-free! There are several things you … Continued

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 … Continued

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. … Continued

How to Properly Avoid Carpet Mold After Water Damage

Flooding, burst pipes, and plumbing leaks are a nightmare for both home and businessowners. 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 … Continued

How to Tell If Hidden Mold in Your Home Is Making You Sick

The scary thing about the symptoms of hidden mold in your home is that they’re commonly diagnosed as a head cold or the flu. Often, people who are severely affected by mold see several doctors and specialists before figuring out that mold is the culprit to their unexplained sickness. Mold exposure can cause a staggering … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

The Importance of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

While the topic of air duct cleaning has been a hot debate in recent years between the HVAC industry and its consumers, there are many reasons it is important to both your home and health. According to the NACDA—The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance, and Restoration Association, “if your ducts look dirty, they probably are.” By conducting … Continued