Why Are Insurance Claims For Water Or Mold Damage Denied?
There are two primary reasons your insurance carrier may deny your claim: You declined the endorsement, or it wasn’t offered to you. Your damage was caused by a chronic/systemic leak regardless of whether you knew about it.
Jacksonville Mold Inspection
Don’t Let Mold Take Over Your Home!
Air leakage in our Florida homes is a major cause of indoor mold and poor air quality yet most “mold assessors” or “mold testers” fail to identify, or even inspect, for air leakage when they conduct indoor air quality or mold testing. Advising you have elevated spore counts of some specie of mold without identifying […]
Jacksonville Mold Inspection
Mold vs. Condensation
Mold in OSB sub-flooring is commonly found in Florida homes, even when there is no known leak or water damage.
Indoor air testing
What Every Consumer Should Understand About Air Sampling for Mold
Mold testing using non-viable air sampling is commonplace, but what are these reports telling the consumer? The answer is, not much. In fact, these reports often create confusion especially when the inspector is unable to explain what the report means. If they could explain the meaning, generally the correct explanation would be, “it means nothing.”
Home Inspectors In St. Augustine, FL
St. Augustine, FL is a vibrant community with a rich heritage, but it also has many older homes, and it is well known as a hot spot for termites. In fact, it has one of the highest infestation rates in the state for both the Eastern and Formosan subterranean termite. Hiring an inexperienced home inspector […]
Florida Home Inspections
Home Inspectors in Jacksonville, FL
There are a lot of home inspectors in the Jacksonville, Florida metro area. Some are good and some are not so good. Some are very experienced and some almost have no experience. Some will rave about the number of reviews they have while downplaying their actual experience or qualifications beyond that of a home inspector […]
Radon Testing & Requirements in Florida
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that emanates from the ground. Elevated levels of radon gas are known to be harmful and is a leading cause of lung cancer in the USA.
The Most Common Mold Scams
The Most Common Mold Scams: HVAC duct replacement Cabinet replacement Drywall removal Replacing insulation Cleaning wood framing in attics Removing tile in showers/tub replacement Crawlspace Encapsulation Air Handler cleaning Installing UV lighting in AC Installing HE filters in AC units Identifying dirt as mold Mildew and staining Replacing flooring Excessive air scrubbing Containment Encapsulation with […]
Consumer’s Guide to Indoor Mold
There are over 5,000,000 species of fungi, however only about two dozen are found indoors. Molds which prefer to be indoors are different than those found outdoors, even within the same species. Mold growth is very predictable. In fact, we do not even need to know if it is present; we simply need to know […]