Author Archives: Robert Arena

Mold in Basements, Attics and More: Where Toxic Mold May Be Hiding in Your Home

If you are like most homeowners, you probably haven’t checked out your basement, attic or floorboards recently for signs of toxic mold.  Many families have a big secret hiding in their walls and flooring that may be causing health problems … Continue reading

Mold Assessment and Mold Remediation: Why You Need the Pros

Whenever you have a combination heat, moisture, food and oxygen in any environment, mold can and will grow, spreading to just about any surface both inside and outside of the home.  While the majority of molds are harmless, there are many … Continue reading

Mold and Mildew Remediation Tips: Caveat Emptor: What to consider before you call in the pros

Mold and mildew remediation is an important issue that can greatly impact both your health and your wallet. Mold is often just a sign of a much larger problem that can involve problems with moisture buildup and issues with poor … Continue reading

Creosote Removal / Remediation

Creosote remediation and containment is one task that has historically involved the use of strong chemical sprays and laborious scraping in cramped quarters like crawl spaces and attics. Creosote is that unpleasant substance that is most often used to preserve … Continue reading

The Best Ways to Get Rid of Mold In the Bathroom

We have all battled mold and mildew in the bathroom, sometimes with minimal success.  Mold in the bathroom is common thanks to the warm, moist and dark conditions that are so conducive to its growth.  To keep mold and mildew … Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Creosote Smell in Basements and Crawl Spaces

Creosote smell in basements and crawl spaces: Many seaside/waterfront homes built in the early 1900s to the 1980s were built using floor joists, beams, posts and sheathing that were treated with creosote, a tar like substance (think of telephone poles) to prevent … Continue reading

Basics Every Homeowner Should Know About Mold and Mildew Removal

When it comes to mold and mildew removal and encapsulation, there are some important tips that homeowners should know that can save thousands of dollars in home repairs down the road. Mold can often be mistaken for just dirt on … Continue reading

When to Call a Mold Removal Company

Many homeowners don’t realize that they have a truly bad mold problem until it becomes  too dangerous to live in their home and/or also incredibly expensive to fix the problem. Calling a mold removal company as soon as you suspect … Continue reading