Five years after Katrina, the city of New Orleans still faces a significant storm related danger-toxic mold. Within days of the storm waters subsiding, mold had begun to spread throughout the entire region, affecting many people. Children were especially vulnerable, and a study conducted by Xavier University in August of... read more →
There have been quite a few horror stories in the news lately about toxic mold. We’ve heard about children falling dangerously ill and even about houses that were so full of mold they had to be burned to the ground. Are these stories exaggerated to make them more newsworthy? Or... read more →
Most of us are aware that molds have many useful purposes. Penicillin is developed from mold, many cheeses require mold as part of their manufacturing process, and molds are essential in nature as they help break down organic materials. When it comes to your home or business, however, the types... read more →
Molds are small organisms found almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. No one knows for sure how many species exist, but the estimates are in the hundreds of thousands. Molds grow best in warm, damp conditions and spreads by making spores. The spores can survive harsh conditions and can be... read more →
Disaster Plus earns EPA Standard for Lead Certified Firm.
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“I got tired of going through Clorox bottles only to have the mold return,” stated Jerry Johnson, President of the Moreland Neighborhood Association. “So I called in the professionals.” Mold, and its effects when left untreated, was the topic when Disaster Plus and Crawlspacesplus.com accepted the invitation to speak to... read more →
Adam Jones, Production Manager for Disaster Plus and CrawlspacesPlus.com, recently attended a one-day Lead Renovator Training Course held by the Restoration Industry Association (RIA). This course included 1) how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint, and 2) how to comply with EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule... read more →
Lead Abatement F acts learned from the Disaster recovery Certification course that DisastertPlus recently attended FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. FACT: You can get lead in... read more →
Client discusses the importance of a water key to minimize water damage.