The Hidden Dangers of Water Damage

If a pipe bursts in your home or business and hundreds of gallons of water come rushing in at once, it can cause significant property damage. Not only can water ruin furniture, carpets and equipment in a matter of minutes, within days it can also cause hardwood floors to warp, paint to blister and wallpaper … Continued

5 Things You Need to Know About Mold Mediation

If you discover mold in your home or business, it is not something you will want to take a wait-and-see approach to. Mold can grow and spread quickly and should be contained and removed as soon as possible when spotted. The process of mold removal is often called mold mediation or mold remediation. Here’s what … 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

There’s Water in my Basement, Now What?

Unexpected water in your basement is dangerous for your home and your health. The water damage to walls and floors could ruin furniture, carpeting, and valuables. Water damage could easily turn into mold If you’re a New Hampshire home owner, here are some tips for dealing with water in your basement.

Identifying Different Kinds of Molds

Just like a bag of jelly beans, or a box of crayons, mold can come in all different kinds of colors. Although not as fun as the things mentioned above, learning how to identify the different kinds of mold is vital to being a good homeowner. Here is some helpful information about mold that every … Continued

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 … 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