At Indoor Science, we compiled a list of the most prevalent indoor moisture problems for 100 homes in the Chicago area over the span of 6 months from August 2017 to January 2018. These were homes in which we performed mold or moisture inspections. In this blog post, I will discuss some of the
Several of our clients have experienced water intrusion around sliding glass doors. There is a mixed bag of flashing problems that can cause water intrusion. Flashing materials, weep holes, and weep ropes are used to drain water that gets behind the masonry. In this image, the black material beneath the vertical bricks is the flashing
[The following is a chapter I submitted for a workshop on water damage, with a target audience of property managers. It is a good primer on the contaminants found during water damage.] Microorganisms are all around us. In fact, they are in and on our bodies as well! The vast majority of these organisms
During this time of year, I love to hear the old song “Baby, it’s cold outside!” play on the radio. It sums up winter time in the Chicago area. And with this frigid weather, we retreat to the comfort and warmth of our homes. But the warmth that we feel inside our homes can
With each passing year, the general public becomes more and more aware of indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. I thought it was because of my educational outreach efforts. Come to find out… people are more aware because of The Simpsons! I found over 20 indoor air quality related quotes from Simpsons episodes using the new website Frinkiac.com.