Freedom! (From Summer Mold and Mildew)

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

It’s always a relief when winter is behind us and we can start planning for our spring and summer activities. But one activity we all want to avoid is managing summer mold and mildew—a disadvantage of our hot and humid north Texas summers. There are some proactive measures you can take in order to cross mold and mildew cleanup off your list …

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How to Remove Mildew from Household Items

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

If you’ve experienced major or minor flooding or you have a problem with humidity in your home, you’ve probably noticed an unwanted result: MILDEW. It’s black, disgusting and stains fabrics. Left unchecked, mildew can ruin possessions, cause damage to the structure and integrity of your home, and even create health issues. Fortunately, tips on how to remove mildew aren’t trade …

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How To Prevent Mold and Mildew

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

New homes are built to be more energy efficient than ever before. One feature that you consistently find in new homes is that the homes are airtight to prevent air infiltration. While energy efficiency is important, the downside is that these homes can hold on to more indoor humidity, which can lead to mold and mildew. Whether your home is new or old, …

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The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

The mold vs mildew issue frequently comes up when unidentified fungal growth appears in a home. While both are a type of fungus, they tend to be quite different in their effect on humans living in the house. However, neither mold nor mildew is a welcome sight to a homeowner interested in maintaining a sanitary and healthy indoor environment. Is …

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How To Prevent Mold and Mildew in your Home

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

Mold and mildew give off an unpleasant odor that can quickly permeate your whole house. However, the odor itself can be the least of your worries. Mold also causes staining, can create allergic responses in many people, and can rot paper, fabric and other materials. Here are some ways to prevent mold and mildew growth in your home and avoid …

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Ways To Remove Mold and Mildew

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

While mold isn’t always easily seen or smelled, especially in the early stages of an infestation, it can quickly ruin your possessions and damage your home. Whether you’re dealing with major flooding, minor water damage, or even just the effects of humidity, knowing how to recognize and eliminate mold will help you to protect your home and your possessions.

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Flood Cleanup Supply Checklist

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Home flooding–whether due to damaged pipes, appliance malfunctions or severe weather storms–requires a quick and immediate response. Cleaning up as soon as possible will help prevent further damage to the home, appliances, and personal belongings. While you can’t always anticipate a flood or prevent damage, you can help minimize costly repairs by preparing ahead of time. Floods don’t always occur during …

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How to Identify Mold and Mildew

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

The terms mold and mildew are sometimes used synonymously to describe a number of fungal growths common in a home or office. While they are certainly quite similar, there is actually quite a bit of difference between them. They are both treated in similar ways, but mold presents a much larger issue and requires more extensive eradication methods. Being able to spot them …

How to Handle Water Damaged Wood Floors

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

Hard wood floors are a beautiful addition to any part of a home. They add to the value, but they can be a handful to care for. Accidents dealing with water can be especially hard on your wood flooring. High levels of moisture in the air, accidental spills, and flooding can all damage your wood floors. The cause does not …