Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Not only do clean dryer vents improve the efficiency of your dryer and lower your energy costs, clean dryer vents make your home safer from fires. Ddry vent 3ryer vents are the second leading cause of fires in homes. According to the CPSC each year there are tens of thousands of fires caused by dryer vents. These fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer vent or exhaust duct. Lint from your dryer gets trapped in your dryer vent and accumulates over time. This accumulation can become a fire hazard. The lint blocks the flow of air and the excessive heat buildup can result in a fire.
The good news is these fires are preventable with proper maintenance. It is important to have your dryer vents cleaned on a regular basis to reduce the risk of fire. Your vent should be inspected for any blockage, at least, every 6 months. Not only will cleaning your dryer vent reduce your risk of fire but it will also save on energy costs by reducing dry times. When the lint builds up in your dryer vents your dryer has to do a lot more work for longer periods of time to get your clothes dry. This will not only cause you to use more energy it will cause your dryer to wear out faster.
The skilled professionals atMoldguys Restoration specialize in air duct cleaning including dryer vents. We will come to your home and completely clean out your vents removing all possible fire hazards, and leave your home safer. Don’t let a dirty dryer vent wreak havoc on your home or routine. Call Moldguys Restoration LLC today at (781) 910-5029 to schedule a dryer vent cleaning.

Importance of Air Duct Cleaning

The time has come once again to turn on your home’s heat, and after all that timeoff your air ducts could be clogged with dust, dirt, debris and other unwanted allergens. Not only will these affect your HVCA system causing it to operate less efficiently but it can also create negative health effects for you and your family.

When you turn on your HVAC system you may be releasing all that dust into your homes air which you breathe every single day. If left circulating your home it can cause aggravated allergies, respiratory irritation, asthma, and other health issues. Air Duct Cleaning East Bridgewater MA

Indoor air quality becomes even more important during the winter months when we close up our windows and fresh air is less hard to come by. In fact, in a typical 6 room home up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living, and much of that dust finds its way into your air ducts where it settles and is then recirculated up to 5-7 times a day. This is why it is important to have your ducts professionally cleaned out at least twice a year and now is the perfect time!

Moldguys Restoration LLC offers full-service air ducts cleaning which will not only keep your HVAC system running smoothly it will also improve the health of the air in your home. Our dedicated team will take the time to clean out all your air ducts completely and thoroughly so you can breathe easier knowing your air is clean and dust free. Call us today for more information, request a quote or schedule your air duct cleaning today.

How to Avoid Mold Growth In The Winter

Winter is right around the corner, and New Englanders know what that means, cold, snow, and wetness. The wet season of winter is a perfect time for mold to grow and expand in your home.

The cold weather causes many homeowners to crank up their heat but what they don’t know is turning up the thermostat can leave you at higher risk for mold growth. In the winter, we tend to close up our homes to protect them from the cold outdoors but you can be trapping in moisture and raising humidity levels as well. This humidity can dwell in homes for long periods of time. If wetness outdoors finds a way into your home you can be creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

Mold growth can be commonly found on the exterior of drywall sheet rock and other surfaces of rooms located on the corner of a home because they are more exposed to outdoor (colder) air. This causes a higher relative humidity levels creating conditions that will harvest mold growth during the winter months. In order to avoid high relative humidity levels, rooms should be balanced neither too moist nor too cold.

Some tips to help you avoid mold growth in the winter

  • Use a dehumidify to lower moisture indoors
  • Use ceiling fans in reverse to disperse air
  • Keep air ducts and filters clean
  • Do not allow stagnant water in your home

Mold Removal Foxboro MA

The crew at Mold Guys Restoration has been working hard on a large mold removal project in Foxboro MA. Tackling one of our biggest projects this year. Completing mold removal from almost the entire house including 10 rooms and the basement.

After the harsh winter we faced in Massachusetts last year, many roofs were left damaged due to the heavy impact of snow and ice, and this Foxboro home was no different. Ice dams left this home with a damaged roof which lead to leaking and water damage inside the home. The water damage quickly turned to mold and mildew in the ceilings and walls of 10 of the home’s rooms.

Ice dams are a large hump of ice that form when the roof of your home is heated and the first layer of snow melts. This causes the water to trickle down the roof and refreeze when it reaches the eaves of the roof (which are not insulated by the attic). Eventually this melting and refreezing causes a large hump of ice that can lead to roof damage. If your roof is damaged it can allow water to seep underneath the shingles and eventually drip into the wall and ceiling causing water damage in your home.

Warmer air in the attic from heating your homes is one of the main reason ice dams form. And after these ice dams damage your roof water is able to enter your home. The warm temperatures that caused the ice dams in the first place create a perfect environment for mold to grow. Mold thrives on moisture and a warm temperature and grows by feeding on the material that homes are made of. If these factors are present then mold will continue to grow, sometimes without you even knowing.

Many homes in the New England area this winter suffered from ice dams and if left untreated the water damage from the leak can turn into mold. That’s where Mold Guys Restoration comes in. If you are dealing with water damage from a leaky roof you may also be at risk for mold and mildew. Thankfully for this Foxboro resident Mold Guys Restoration was able to assess the damage and remove it completely. Check out all the before and after pictures from this renovation.


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Common Types of Mold

Mold can come in many different forms, shapes, sizes, colors. From black, green, white and even orange Mold Guys Restoration have seen and dealt with it all of them. Not all molds are the same and it is important to determine what type of mold is present in order to determine the relative health risk and how to best remediate the mold. The most common types of mold found in a home are Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Stachybotrys atra.

Aspergillus is an allergenic mold usually found in warm damp climates and a common occupant of house dust. This type of mold is dangerous because it produces mycotoxins a poisonous chemical compound which can lead to lung infection and aspergillosis.

Cladosporium is a common outdoor fungus that often finds its way into your home and grows on textiles, woods, and other damp porous materials. Cltypicalladosprium is typically a black or green substance that grows on painted surfaces and fiberglass air ducts.

Stachybotrys or otherwise known as black mold is extremely toxic and produces mycotoxins that can cause serious breathing difficulties and bleeding of the lungs. This mold grows on common household items such as wood or paper.

Mold in your home can be harmful to the health of you and your family. If you have any types of mold in your home call Mold Guys Restorations in East Bridgewater MA at (781)-733-3675

Mold Removal MA

Mold Removal Services in MA

When it comes to projects around the house, there are many projects homeowners can accomplish in a quick amount of time such as changing light bulbs, cleaning the gutters, rearranging furniture. There will be times when you will need to leave it to the professionals in order to get a project done. Such projects as mold removal should always be done by a professional here is why…

A homeowner might not know the type of mold they might be encountering, the ending result can be damaging. Mold can spread to other parts of your home if it not removed properly and drive mold into the air. Major damage, Health and safety concerns can occur if a homeowner does not have the degree of knowledge or the skill that is required for mold removal.

A hired professional wears the proper gear for protection such as gloves, eyewear and face masks to remove the mold out of your home. A homeowner should never try to remove mold on their own. Moldguys Restoration is your mold removal experts to help you complete the toughest mold removal, remediation, and restoration project for your business or home.


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Water Damage in MA

Water Damage Services in MA

Water Damage can be described as a large number of possible losses that is caused by water interfering where it attacks systems or materials by destroying them through the process such as rusting of steel, rotting of wood, rusting, and de-laminating of materials. Water damage can be unnoticeably slow and negligible or it can become something prompt and devastating such as flooding that can cause a major loss of property and a dent in your wallet.

Many things can cause water damage such as:

  • Bad weather (snow, rain, floods)
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Leaking roof
  • Moisture behind walls
  • Broken pipes
  • Broken dishwasher hose
  • Clogged toilet
  • Washing machine overflow
  • Leakage in dishwasher
  • Foundation cracks

Water damage restoration will be necessary in case of any water damage events present it. When these events occur it can be a awful time for home and business owners. If not handled properly right away by a professional water damage company, water damage can cause property value to decline.

Moldguys Restoration has years of experience when dealing with water damage issues. We will measure the extent of the damage that impacted building materials and content, by doing so we will determine which materials need to replaced and which materials can be restored.
Contact Moldguys Restoration today for a free quote.

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Symptoms of Black Mold

Black mold is not always noticeable; this can be a major issue in any household or business. When not resolved immediately, this can lead to serious respiratory concerns. If you believe to have detected mold in your home or business it is important to contact a trained technician as soon as possible.  Letting black mold remain in your home or business can lead to serious r issues. Below are a few common symptoms of black mold.


Symptoms regarding black mold can include:


  • Neurological symptoms this can include shortened breath, dizziness, disorientation or confusion, anxiety & depression
  • Vision & eye problems
  • Reproductive system symptoms like infertility, miscarriage & fetal development issues
  • Tiredness & discomfort this including joint pain, fever, nausea & fatigue
  • Liver damage
  • Allergic symptoms this including breathing problems, runny nose, sneezing & sore throat

Moldguys Restoration is fully equipped to handle both large and small jobs. We are available on short notice should an emergency raid and will move quickly to remove your problem.

How to Prepare Yourself From Mold Growth in The Winter in New England

As the holiday seasons and colder weather approaches us, we are at a time where we use heat in our homes frequently to stay warm. Unfortunately for homeowners, mold can start growing in the winter season on your home’s inside walls, specifically on surfaces that are closer to the outside of your home.

When there is excessive moisture indoors, water damage may not be the only problem. Mold can grow on paper, carpet, wood and even foods. This can cause serious health issues and allergies to your family and house guests.

Although there is no particular way to remove all molds and molds spores in an indoor environment, there are some helpful tips on how to prevent mold growth during the winter season.

  • Control moisture indoors
  • Regular vacuuming and cleaning especially in bathrooms, kitchens and other areas in your home that can cause a lot of moisture
  • Repair leaks in your roof or windows as soon as possible
  • Maintain gutters and downspouts as well as under your downspouts so that water from your roof can flow away from your home
  • Be sure to keep your dryer for clothes vented to the outdoors
  • Attic should be well insulated and ventilated
  • Cover crawl space with waterproof polyethylene plastic. If you have vents on your crawlspace, be sure to close vents in the summertime and keep them open during the winter

If you have any suspicion of mold forming in your home, contact Moldguys Restoration LLC today for your mold removal services. We specialize in mold removal, damage, cleanup and restoration services.