Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

It may be slow coming to us the year, but freezing temprature is around the corner and now is the time to get ready. Georgia’s mild winters often keep us from preparing our homes as we should. Cold tempratures can wreck havoc on plumbing, and a burst pipe will quickly rack up costly damages to […]

Do You Know How To Shut Your Water Off?

A water leak in your home can quickly go from an annoyance to an all-out catastrophe. As a broken toilet or dishwasher supply line spews water, the gallons quickly add up and damage to your home mounts. You may not be a plumber or even a handyman, but there is one thing you should be able […]

When Do I Need and Asbestos Inspection?

Great Question! I am glad you asked. Maybe you are interested in the health of your family and the people that will be working in your home. Maybe you are just trying to do the job right and comply with local regulations. Maybe someone has spooked you with the word Asbestos, or maybe you saw […]

Air Samples Are Not The Best Place To Start When You Have Mold Symptoms

Mold Symptoms

Do you think you may have mold in your home but don’t really know where to look. Is your family feeling sick? Are you experiencing headaches or allergy like symptoms? These are all mold symptoms and you have reason to be concerned. This is one of the most common calls we get, and people ask […]

How to Seal Floor Vents

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If you live in a house with a crawl space, there is a good chance the floor vents are not sealed. This is one of those things that can go unnoticed but have a big impact on your indoor environment over time. The good news is that we have an easy fix you can tackle […]

Mold on your Bathroom Ceiling?

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Prevention is Key to Indoor Mold Issues Because mold needs a source of water to sustain growth, preventing water is key in the fight against potential indoor mold issues. Your Home’s Bathroom Fans are there for a reason Naturally, we love to take hot showers. A hot shower produces steam in your house, and that […]

What Does Mold Need to Grow

What Is Mold Molds are microscopic fungi that are found all around us. The fungi reproduce by releasing spores into the air. Mold is naturally occurring and usually is found in large quantities. Airborne spores look for a place to settle and grow. What Conditions are Needed The ideal temperature for mold growth is 77 to […]

How Efflorescence Can Be Mistaken For Mold

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This past week we received a phone call from a client needing a mold inspection. She was preparing to put her house on the market in Athens and was concerned there was mold growing on her basement walls. After asking the right questions and determining the walls were concrete block, it sounded more like efflorescence […]

HVAC Ductwork; Are You Saving Energy or Losing?

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  In this blog, we’re being specific about the energy benefits of cleaning ducts. There are plenty of claims out there from air duct cleaning companies, and here at Branch, we wanted to dig a little deeper and find some published data backing those claims. While there haven’t been many studies with reputable research organizations […]

A Small Leak Leads to A Big Problem

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If you’ve had a leak in your home, don’t risk incomplete water damage mitigation that can leave you with a mold problem. Call us to find any hidden damage.