Beware of the Flipper!

We have seen it time and time again.  People getting deceived by sub-par updates and repairs when buying a flipped house. The premise of flipping a house is simple: buy cheap, sell high.  Sounds good right?  Maybe for the flipper.  But for the person buying the...

Screaming Mold

We have agonized over this for a long time. Homeowners always validate our decision. Business owners always make us feel as though we are missing opportunities. The question at hand: Whether or not to advertise on our vans! You see at the moment, we are driving around...

Skimping On Scope

Here at MSG, we don’t just throw things out there because we like to hear ourselves talk.  Our approach to a project is based on our experience in controlling a problem.  We have, like many others, had our failures along the way but, unlike the others, we have learned...

Is Mold Only Dangerous to Those with Allergies?

Let’s just get to the large elephant in the room.  There is no doubt that there is a lot of information out there about mold.  In the age of information, this is to be expected.  But, just like you sift through the daily news agencies for accurate information, this...

Black Mold – A focused discussion

The most widely known (and feared) mold in the fungi universe is one called Stachybotrys Chartarum, better known as “Black Mold”.  This fungus gained notoriety in the 90’s as being the leading cause of an outbreak of pulmonary hemorrhage in infants in Cleveland,...

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

The terms mold and mildew are used interchangeably by the public but actually refer to two distinct funguses. They have many similarities and differences that are easy to identify once one is given the proper information. Knowing the difference can be key in...
The Mold-Moisture Connection

The Mold-Moisture Connection

Mold is a very common type of fungus, especially in humid regions like here in North Carolina. There are a number of molds, appearing in virtually every color. They can be white, black, blue, green, red and a host of other colors. Some are slimier than others or have...

The Cost of Thoroughness

I hear ya…it just costs too much. And believe it or not, I understand. If I had a nickel for every time I heard that statement, I would be inhabiting warmer climates and frolicking in crystal blue waters. But alas, that is not the case. Instead, I keep plugging away...

A La Carte

A question that’s often asked is “what the heck is an a la carte proposal?” Good question. An “A La Carte” proposal is options. When you look at one of our reports or proposals, there will be line items. All of the line items are listed for a reason and are valid...

I Understand

I understand why you don’t trust me. That may appear to most as a loaded statement. But when you break it down, as it applies to the construction based service industry, it makes complete and utterly disappointing sense. I have been in this industry a long time. I...