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We can be the best in the business in water restoration, carpentry, etc., but without our safety practices, we would be an accident waiting to happen!  We believe safety is one of the key elements that separates the good from the best. At Menold we believe this is reflected in the way we continue to provide education to our team...
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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Mold Growth

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A mold infestation within your home can not only cause damage your property, it can also hurt your health. It's critical for homeowners to understand the dangers of mold, how to prevent mold growth, and when it may be time to ask for extra help.1. Mold can grow on virtually any substance if moisture is present. This can include wood, paper, carpet,...
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The Top 5 Dangers of Hoarding

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​Hoarding not only poses a threat to your health and mental well-being but your property as well. Here are five consequences to keep in mind if you or someone you know is suffering from a hoarding disorder.1. Mold GrowthMold can develop if trash, spoiled food, or other expired household items aren't disposed of properly. The mold can eventually spr...
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Clean Air Month: 7 Tips to Prevent Mold

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We tend to think of air pollution as an outside problem, but in reality, the air inside houses, offices, and other spaces can be even more polluted by a variety of things such as asbestos, nitrogen dioxide, and mold. Ensuring that we are breathing clean air in our homes and workplaces is critical to our overall health. With higher amounts of moistu...
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The Effects of Mold in Your House and On Your Pet

The Effects of Mold in Your House and On Your Pet
Menold Offers Tips to Keep Pets Safe When Mold is Found in Your HomeKeeping your home safe from the elements is a necessity; especially when you have little ones or pets roaming around your humble abode. Moisture is a common enemy to homeowners and is one of the sneakiest predators. It has the potential to cause sickness to you, your family, and ev...
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3 Things First Time Homeowners Should Know About Water Damage

3 Things First Time Homeowners Should Know About Water Damage
TIPS FROM MENOLD CONSTRUCTION AND RESTORATION FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS. A recent pair of newlywed customers came to Menold Construction and Restoration because they were first time home-buyers and didn't realize there was considerable damage due to water seeping into the basement during storms. As you can imagine, with the recent wet weather we'v...
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4 Signs Mold Could Be Growing In Your Home

4 Signs Mold Could Be Growing In Your Home
Do you have unexplained symptoms? Mold could be the culprit. These signs can help you identify noticeable or hidden causes of mold. Early detection of mold can save you money and trouble before it becomes a much bigger, more dangerous problem.1. Mold SymptomsMold in your home can cause symptoms such as:AsthmaSore eyesItchy skinRunny or blocked nose...
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Mold Prevention and Treatment

Mold Prevention and Treatment

Molds are everywhere. They are fungi that grow where there is moisture, may that be inside or outside. Exposure to a damp and moldy indoor environment where microorganisms flourish does pose health risks, especially to people with mold allergies. Menold Construction and Restoration has a team of highly trained professionals that specialize in mold remediation, mold testing, and mold removal. However, there are steps you can take before mold becomes a serious problem in your home or business.

 

Here are some tips on mold prevention from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

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Mold Removal in Peoria, IL

Mold Removal in Peoria, IL

Mold is common. Tiny spores of mold are invisible to the naked eye and float through the air, inside and outside. Mold grows where there is moisture; it thrives in dark, damp places. So common are these fungi that you might not realize the damage mold can do to your home, business, and health. Menold Construction and Restoration has a team of highly trained professionals that specializes in mold remediation, mold testing, and mold removal in Peoria, IL. Here are five reasons that mold matters.

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Mold in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

Mold in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

Water damage can be destructive to your property and to your health. One major reason for that is mold. Mold grows where there is moisture and thrives in dark, damp places. Menold Construction and Restoration has a team of highly trained professionals that specializes in mold remediation, mold testing, and mold removal in Bloomington-Normal, IL. Here are five reasons that mold matters.

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Why You Should Care About Mold

Why You Should Care About Mold
Below is a list of reasons that it is important to understand the importance of mold testing and mold removal. Mold is a part of our everyday environment, and the more you understand the better.
  1. If there is mold growth in your property another concern is that growth inside the building can be a symptom of a much larger issue. Mold can be caused by leaks, condensation, humidity that is not properly ventilated and is a signal that water damage may be present.
  2. Mold thrives in homes. Homes are made up of materials such as wood, drywall, paper, and have moisture in them, which all supply the mold and allow it to grow. Eventually, after long exposure, the mold can even cause structural damage to your property.
  3. Medical research is continually being done to determine the health hazards associated with mold. MoldSensitized.com wrote “One of the latest and most blunt interpretations of this growing body of medical evidence was released by the California Department of Public Health. This document clearly states: “CDPH has concluded that the presence of water damage, dampness, visible mold or mold odor in schools, workplaces, residences and other indoor environments is unhealthy.”

 

If there is mold in your home, seek out professional assistance to ensure that the root of the problem is discovered and fully removed before you begin the restoration process. If there is a remnant left, it could result in a recurring problem and a greater expense. It is important during the mold removal process that proper testing is done to ensure that all traces have been removed.

 

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Mold Prevention Tips

No one wants mold in their homes. Aside from the health risks and property damage, homeowners can find the presence of mold to be embarrassing. But according to the CDC, there is “always some mold everywhere - in the air and on many surfaces. Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years. Mold grows where there is moisture.”

What’s important is to deal with immediately upon discovery, and take any steps you can to control and prevent mold growth whenever possible. Recommended steps are:
  • Control humidity levels – keep them as low as possible, no higher than 50% all day long by using an air conditioner and dehumidifier.
  • Promptly fix leaking roofs, windows, and pipes preventing the dampness that mold grows well in
  • Ensure that you have proper ventilation in your homes with exhaust fans and dryer vents that vent outside your home
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding as quickly as possible; 24-48 hours
  • If carpets and upholstery cannot be dried promptly, don’t wait to replace them. Consider using materials that won’t absorb liquid in places like bathrooms or basements that are prone to moisture.
If there is mold in your home, seek out professional assistance to ensure that the root of the problem is discovered and fully removed before you begin the restoration process. If there is a remnant left, it could result in a recurring problem and a greater expense. It is important during the mold removal process that proper testing is done to ensure that all traces have been removed.

Menold Construction and Restoration has offices in Morton and Normal, Illinois and serves Peoria, East Peoria, Bloomington, Normal, Morton, Pekin, Morris, Washington and 17 Central Illinois counties.
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