House Fire

The 4th of July is a day away. You’ve got the grill and the fireworks ready to go. Now is a great time to stop and make sure you’re ready to celebrate safely. An average of 18,500 fires are started every year by fireworks. We are in the fire damage cleanup business, so we see […]

If you or someone you love in your home is suffering from chronic allergies or cold-like symptoms that don’t seem to go away, the answer might reside in the actual integrity of the home structure. None of us like to see our spouses or our children deal with coughing, wheezing, sinus infectors, poor sleep, or […]

Crawlspace Mold

I owe you an apology. We are not going to clean your crawlspace for $75. But now that you are here… there is something important we need to talk about. I saw this very ad as I was scrolling Facebook the other day. “$75 Crawlspace Cleaning Special! Kill Mold & Remove Odor!”. It sounds too […]

Mold Removal Athens GA

Home Mold Remediation You suspected mold all along. Perhaps it was the musty smell. Maybe you or a member of the family was suffering from chronic, allergy-like symptoms. Maybe the mold was already visible. You’ve had a thorough Indoor Air Quality Assessment and the best recommendation for you is a professional Home Mold Remediation. We’ll […]

Is Mold Dangerous? The short answer is, yes it can be. While there is much mis-information around the subject, and the term Toxic Black Mold is exaggerated in many cases… mold is still something to take seriously. Mold growing in your house can cause adverse health effects and lead to chronic illnesses including intense cold […]

If you have damage to your home or property, the thought of navigating an insurance claim can be daunting. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone! At Branch Environmental, we deal with insurance claims every day. As your mitigation and restoration contractor, we consider it part of our obligation to […]

You may think your popcorn ceiling is a bit dated… or you may think it’s downright ugly. Scraping popcorn ceilings is a common DIY project. I urge you to step back a minute and gather some information before you take this project on in your home. While you may be inspired by that latest home […]

We get a lot of calls asking for air sampling. Typically, this request comes because someone suspects they have a mold problem. We are happy to oblige if air sampling is really what you need. Often it is not. Humor Me With an Analogy Imagine that you have a headache. This headache has been going […]

You are about to make one of the biggest investments of your life. Between appraisals, surveys, & inspections… you are shelling out cash in all directions. Then you started thinking about asbestos… In most real estate transactions, there is no requirement to get an asbestos inspection. But should you anyway? Let’s dig a little deeper […]

One of the more common areas we find asbestos in homes is in vinyl floor tiles. Asbestos is found in the tiles themselves as well as the mastic used to adhere them to the floor. Homeowners are often surprised to see the tiles when they pull up old carpet with plans to put down a […]