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

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