What is a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier?

February 9, 2022 Lamunyon Mold No Comments

If your home is over a dirt floor crawl space, ground water seepage and water vapor emission from the dirt floor are probably among the most common moisture issues plaguing your crawl space. Keeping moisture out of your crawl space can seem like a constant and an endless battle. For Kansas homeowners, there are steps […]

How To Prevent Mold Growth Under My House

January 24, 2022 Lamunyon Mold No Comments

What Cause Mold in Topeka Houses? At the root of most mold issues is a moisture problem. In order for mold to develop and thrive, it needs a water source. When exposed to moisture, mold spores will root into porous building materials (like wood and drywall) and spread. If you have a damp crawl space, […]

Signs of Hidden Water Damage in Salina Homes & Buildings

December 22, 2021 Lamunyon Mold No Comments

Water damage won’t always be as evident as an ankle deep flood or a broken pipe spewing water several feet away. Depending on the source of the water intrusion, that water damage could be hidden and easily overlooked. Time is your worst enemy when it comes to water damage because prolonged exposure to moisture just […]

Efflorescence on Basement & Crawl Space Foundation Walls

December 9, 2021 Lamunyon Mold No Comments

What is the White, Chalky Powder on My Foundation Walls? Efflorescence is that white, powder substance that develops on foundation walls. It is the result of salt and mineral deposits. When moisture penetration occurs at your foundation walls, the water carries soluble salts and minerals to the interior surface of your masonry walls. These salts […]

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Manhattan Kansas Basements

November 29, 2021 Lamunyon Mold No Comments

Basement mold is a common problem in residential and commercial properties in the Manhattan Kansas area. Kansas basements are often susceptible to moisture buildup from foundation leaks, flooding after storms, high humidity, poor air circulation and condensation. While basement mold is a very real problem that often requires professional mold remediation, basement mold is also a […]

Mold Inspections for Real Estate Properties in Topeka Kansas

October 28, 2021 Lamunyon Mold No Comments

Getting Real Estate Property in Topeka KS Inspected For Mold The inspection period of a real estate transaction is important. In addition to the general home inspection, some buyers and sellers will consider getting mold inspections, radon testing, roof inspections, HVAC assessments, pest control checks and various other inspections to thoroughly assess the condition of […]