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Does Attic Mold Need to be Removed?

Does Attic Mold Need to be Removed?
 Mold anywhere in your home shouldn't be ignored. Attic mold is no exception to this rule, regardless of how long it goes unnoticed. Attic mold, even in an unused place such as your attic, can cause health issues to those living in your home if the mold is left untreated. Calling in a professional mold removal company like Lamunyon Dry Out &am...
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Ready to Purchase Homeowners Insurance? Make Sure It Includes Protection Against Mold!

Ready to Purchase Homeowners Insurance? Make Sure It Includes Protection Against Mold!
 Have you recently purchased a home and are now ready to insure your new home? There are the standard coverages like fire, theft, flooding, etc. But what if mold is found in areas of your home? Is mold covered in your new policy? Chances are...it's probably not. Mold damage in your home can be extremely costly to take care of, and, if lef...
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Remove Mold Smells Like the Experts

Remove Mold Smells Like the Experts
Like it or not, there is mold everywhere, be it in the air we breathe or on some of the surfaces with which we come into contact. Despite how common mold may be in our world, efforts should still be made to avoid its presence--especially in your home--to avoid varying health effects, including nasal, throat, skin, and eye irritation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who are most prone to such symptoms are typically those with mold allergies or sensitivities or the immunocompromised. However, even if you and your family members don’t fall into this category, there’s another good reason to tend to the mold matters in your home: the smell. What Makes Mold Smell?Most people tend to know a mold or mildew smell when it wafts their way. That musty, sometimes pungent, odor is produced when mold spores feed on organic matter, such as wood, natural fibers, or...
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Mold Removal

Mold Removal
Many types of mold are generally harmless and don’t seem to cause many troubles. But mold removal, officially call mold remediation, is the process in which mold is cleaned and removed from a building. Mold remediation is necessary in cases where significant growth is present in various possible areas of a building, including carpets, ceilings and drywall. Typically, mold remediation involves special chemicals and cleaners to remove existing mold and prevent future growth.
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Carpet Mold: Is Unhealthy Filth Lurking Beneath Your Feet?

Carpet Mold: Is Unhealthy Filth Lurking Beneath Your Feet?
 There are lots of benefits to having carpeted floors in your home: energy-saving warmth, decor aesthetics, low maintenance, reduction of falls, and overall comfort. Carpet can also be help to trap dust and allergens until vacuumed, which can be easier on your respiratory system versus kicking up contaminants from wood and laminate floors into the air you and your family breathe.Yet, for all of carpet’s advantages, it does come with one big negative--mold.How Does Carpeting Grow Mold?Mold spores are all around you, even if they’re so small they’re invisible to the naked eye. When these mold spores land on a damp surface, they only need oxygen and an organic food source to turn in a moldy mess. When carpet gets wet--due to a spill, an open window during a storm, a ceiling leak, or a flood--it can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew thanks to all that trapped dust,...
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4 Types Of Mold Commonly Found In Homes And What To Look Out For

4 Types Of Mold Commonly Found In Homes And What To Look Out For
Mold is certainly one of the grossest things you can find in your home. Because of its nasty appearance, many homeowners go into a panic upon finding mold in their home. A common misconception is that if you have mold in your home you’re likely to develop serious health problems. Most mold only causes minor respiratory symptoms and discomfort. Some mold, like black mold, however, can lead to more serious health problems. That is why it’s important to understand what certain types of mold come from, where they grow, and what health risks they can cause. Any mold in your home, though, is too much mold! If you discover any mold in your home, Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair in the Manhattan Kansas area has qualified professionals working around the clock experienced in mold clean-up to do the job for you.AlternariaAlternaria grows in damp, dark spaces. Often it will be...
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5 Ways to Prevent Mold in Commercial Buildings

5 Ways to Prevent Mold in Commercial Buildings
If mold is something you more commonly associate with food that’s hung out in the fridge for too long, then any commercial buildings you own or manage could be in danger. Sticking with the refrigerator analogy for a moment, the fuzzy stuff is attracted to forgotten leftovers because the food is an organic substance on which to grow. Close the refrigerator door, which reduces airflow and causes the humidity to go up, and it’s a perfect breeding ground for mold.However, because mold can grow on just about any organic surface where moisture and oxygen are readily available, the interior of your commercial buildings is not all that different from your home refrigerator. Add to the matter that spores are invisible to the human eye but make their way from outdoors to indoors with ease, and you could have a mold problem growing without even knowing.Why You Should Prevent Mold in Commercial...
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Carpet Mold: Is Unhealthy Filth Lurking Beneath Your Feet?

Carpet Mold: Is Unhealthy Filth Lurking Beneath Your Feet?
There are lots of benefits to having carpeted floors in your home: energy-saving warmth, decor aesthetics, low maintenance, reduction of falls, and overall comfort. Carpet can also be help to trap dust and allergens until vacuumed, which can be easier on your respiratory system versus kicking up contaminants from wood and laminate floors into the air you and your family breathe.Yet, for all of carpet’s advantages, it does come with one big negative--mold.How Does Carpeting Grow Mold? Mold spores are all around you, even if they’re so small they’re invisible to the naked eye. When these mold spores land on a damp surface, the only need oxygen and an organic food source to turn in a moldy mess. When carpeting gets wet--due to a spill, an open window during a storm, a ceiling leak, or a flood--it can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew thanks to all that trapped dust,...
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Mold: The Ultimate Hide-And-Seek Contender

Mold: The Ultimate Hide-And-Seek Contender
If you were playing a game of hide-and-seek, mold would be the ultimate opponent. It can be found almost anywhere, often out of sight. Of course, that musty smell sometimes gives away mold’s location. No one is perfect, after all, but the point is that mold can be tricky to find. You may not even know you have mold until you or a loved one starts experiencing symptoms: nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, skin irritation, etc. Still, many people write these symptoms off as seasonal allergies. That is until the seasons change and the symptoms stay.Mold needs just three things to grow: moisture, food, and optimal temperature. Unfortunately for you, mold can find these conditions in more locations than you can probably imagine. While you expect to occasionally find mold in the basement, bathroom, or even your refrigerator, you may be surprised to learn that mold can often be found on...
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Mold: What is it and Why it Should be Left to a Professional

Mold: What is it and Why it Should be Left to a Professional
The last thing anyone wants to hear is that your home has been infested with mold. Not only is it costly and difficult to remove, mold is dangerous and can be hazardous. It is extremely important to remember that when dealing with mold, it is best to leave the remediation to a qualified, trained professional to not only remove it completely but prevent it from happening again. Should you ever suspect a mold problem, here are 5 tips on what you can do. Understand what mold isFor many people, the thought of having mold in their home is terrifying. However, it can help ease the panic if you know what mold is and why it has started growing in your home.Mold is not a plant or an animal, it is a type of fungus and a part of life. Not all molds are harmful, but the ones that grow in your...
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How Ice Dams Cause Mold Growth

How Ice Dams Cause Mold Growth
How Ice Dams Can Cause Mold Growth In My Home?Living in Manhattan and surrounding Kansas areas, we’re used to battling through snowy, icy, cold winters. But just because we’re used to the icy cold, doesn’t make our homes immune to ice dams and the danger they pose to the health of our homes.But first things first.How are ice dams formed?Two reasons ice dams can form: Ice dams can be the result of heat escaping from your attic which eventually causes your roof to warm up, melting the snow, and resulting in a buildup of ice on your roof and gutters. The sun heats up the snow on your roof and either clouds or the sun setting can cause the snow to pool up in the gutters, causing ice to form at the edge of your roof. Ice then prevents melting snow from draining down the gutters, as it should. The water that...
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Can Mold Still Grow in the Winter?

Can Mold Still Grow in the Winter?
Can mold still grow in a McPherson winter? You bet. Mold is rather remarkable in that it can grow just about anywhere, no matter the conditions. Most people associate mold growth with hot, humid climates and summer months. However, you can experience microbial growth in your home year-round, if the conditions are right.Mold Loves MoistureMold growth happens where moisture is present. In the winter, that could be from snow or rain. So here are some things you can do year-round to help protect your home from mold growth, no matter the season. Make sure you have good air circulation. This can mean having the fan on the furnace circulating air from time to time, or doing something as simple as ensuring the fan is running when you take a shower so moisture can’t collect in the bathroom’s nooks and crannies. Keep an eye on your basement. Look for cracks in the...
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4 Telltale Signs of a Mold Problem

4 Telltale Signs of a Mold Problem
While mold can grow year-round in just about any condition, summer is prime time for mold growth in your Kansas home. The summer heat and humidity combined with storms and sneaky rain water could mean some bacterial hot spots.Here are four telltale signs of mold in your home: Seeing Mold GrowthSeems like a no-brainer, right? This might seem like an obvious clue, but the truth is you cannot always see mold. It could be growing on beams in your attic, or within your walls where there is an unseen water leak. Something that looks like a spot of dirt or soot on a wall could really be a few mold spores, and there could be a larger mold colony growing in the wall or surface behind it.The other truth here is some mold just looks odd! Black, gray-green, brown, white; you name it, mold comes in quite a wide array of...
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Black Mold Removal in Clay Center

Black Mold Removal in Clay Center
What is Black Mold?Stachybotrys is a poisonous fungus also known as black mold. Black mold is toxic and can cause numerous health issues if it chooses to grow in your home. It can also become airborne and enter your expiratory system through inhalation.How Can It Be Removed?First and foremost due to the health risks we recommend calling in a professional to inspect and remove and potential black mold from your Clay Center home. If you think black mold has taken root in your home don’t waste any time in calling Lamunyon! We are fully equipped and have the know-how on how to deal with black mold removal in Clay Center.If you feel the need to tackle black mold removal in Clay Center on your own take caution! Here are a few tips that may prove useful! It is crucial that you wear a protective mask when dealing with black mold! Failure...
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3 Things to Keep In Mind When There’s Mold In Your Home

3 Things to Keep In Mind When There’s Mold In Your Home
Mold is preventable. Knowing the facts can make all the difference. Humidity in your home should be no higher than 50% to prevent mold growth. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help with this. Exhaust fans in kitchen and bathrooms will help decrease moisture through proper ventilation. Use paint with mold inhibitors in areas that may be prone to mold including bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Clean bathrooms regularly. Avoid using carpet in bathrooms as it holds moisture. Regularly wash bathroom rugs. Mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours of water damage. Always dry water damage immediately and completely, using the help of a water damage cleanup company when necessary.Who Should Cleanup Mold?If you have mold in your Manhattan home, determining who should perform cleanup depends on several factors.What is the size of your mold problem? A little bit of mold in your shower is something homeowners can easily tackle on their...
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Mold and Moisture: What You Should Know

Mold and Moisture: What You Should Know
Molds are living organisms that grow in damp places in your Kansas home. They stain or discolor surfaces and smell musty. The slimy black spots on your shower curtain, the fuzzy white patches on your basement floor, and the slick orange film that forms on your kitchen drain are all signs of mold. Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair offers these tips for preventing mold growth in Hutchinson.Walls, floors, appliances, carpet, and furniture can all provide the food mold needs to grow. But the key is moisture. For this reason you're most likely to see mold growth in damp places such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, and crawl spaces.There are hundreds of thousands of different types of mold. Molds are a type of fungi and they reproduce by means of tiny microscopic spores. These can sometimes cause health problems. Mold does not affect everyone, and different people are affected differently...
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Can Bleach Be Used to Properly Clean up Mold?

Can Bleach Be Used to Properly Clean up Mold?
We recently attended a class in forensic clean up.  In the class the instructor made the comment that bleach has lost it's rating as a sporicide.  That led me to think:  Bleach has been used for so long by homeowners as a quick and easy mold killer - you mean it isn't effective at ALL?  It seems to work on my shower - so what's the deal?  I did a little research and thought you might enjoy the results, it's easy enough to remember....Differing views...It's been a common view for years to just 'throw some bleach on it and it'll be REALLY clean!' However,  OSHA, who once recommended using chlorine bleach for mold abatement now recommends not using it for mold remediation.  Subsequently, the EPA has edited their Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home (EPA 402-k-02-003) to exclude their once recommended use of bleach as a mold clean-up solution.  So,...
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Why Choose a Professional Water Restoration Company?

Why Choose a Professional Water Restoration Company?
When a homeowner experiences a water loss, the first thought is to 'get a wet/dry vac, some towels and a fan.'  Is that all that is needed?  Is this idea of hiring a restoration or remediation company just another scam?  Is it overkill and you can really just do it yourself?  Consider a few points and then you decide...When water damage occurs, it's not usually nice clean water that has spilled onto the carpet or flooring.  Many times the water has been sitting there unnoticed too.  So technicians have to combat a number of threats, some visible and some invisible, before their job is done.  Structural weakening, chemical runoff, electrical hazards, dangerous wildlife, and deadly microbes are all common risks techs will have to face.  With proper training and equipment though, dangers to the technician and the family can be minimized.Flood and sewage backups are normally host to dangerous chemicals, like oil runoff,...
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How to Remove Black Mold Safely - and by Yourself

How to Remove Black Mold Safely - and by Yourself
The words "Black Mold" can stir all sorts of scary thoughts.  Some people will not want to do anything, leaving it all to a professional - and that's ok - and then you have others who want to do it all themselves.  Is there a happy medium?  The research I've done on line all seem to have a commonality:  If it's over a 10' spread, let the professional do it.  (Let's hope it's not let go that long and you have just a small area to do!)Before you clean:Have you determined the source of mold and repaired that?  This is going to require a thorough inspection.  Remember, mold needs moisture and a source of organic growth along with proper temperatures.  If you don't fix the leak in the shower, you will be right back at square One in no time!  So, we begin with ...1: The preparation phaseGather the following items:Plastic...
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What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Insulation in Topeka, KS
Ed was very personable and knew the service and products. He answered all our questions, and we had a lot. Thanks.
Rhonda S - Topeka, KS 66610
Waterproofing in Topeka, KS
Quick to respond and very helpful. If your insurance company has questions let their experts talk with them as one expert to another. Very grateful for all their help and support in our families time of need.
Jennel Rowe - Topeka, KS 66610
Mold Services in Concordia, KS
Water damage in our garage had allowed mold to grow in the ceiling there. The technicians who identified and schedule remediation were knowledgeable, courteous and professional. We would not hesitate to use them again
Eunice K - Concordia, KS 66901

What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Insulation in Topeka, KS
Ed was very personable and knew the service and products. He answered all our questions, and we had a lot. Thanks.
Rhonda S - Topeka, KS 66610
Basement Waterproofing in Clay Center, KS
Quick and fast service. Totally reliable and I would recommend to anyone! I had water in my basement and they showed up quickly and fixed the problem. They go above and beyond!
Janet S - Clay Center, KS 67432

What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Basement Waterproofing in Wichita, KS
professionalism, availability, and friendliness. They truly make you feel like they share your crisis and make you feel like they will do whatever it takes to resolve it quickly, properly and professionally. And then they do. I would definitely use them again.
Melissa S - Wichita, KS 67207