DIY projects

Dr. Ollie

All of the repairs below have been thoroughly researched and tested by Dr. Ollie himself.

We know that there are a lot of situations out there where you just don’t need a full crew of mold techs invading your home.  Several mold issues can be handled safely and effectively by just following a few simple steps…and the savings are real when a remediation unit doesn’t have to be mobilized!

Below, we describe a few scenarios where our clients can help themselves.

Safety should always be the first consideration when dealing with processes that are potentially harmful.  Always use appropriate personal protective equipment when attempting to clean a small fungal problem.  At a minimum, use a well fitting N-95 mask, eye protection and puncture resistant rubber gloves.  Always be smart about what you are trying to accomplish because you could turn a small problem into a big one!

More on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be found here: 

Remember – always leave the big problems to the pros!

For small fungal problems, MSG recommends using an appropriate product for treatment such as “Mold Control” manufactured by Concrobium.  This product can be found at your local big box hardware store such as Lowe’s or Home Depot.

Bleach should not be used for porous substrates!

If you ever find yourself uncomfortable with any step of the project, contact us.  We are here to help!

Suspicious black growth is appearing on my HVAC vent registers!

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We see this all the time. Clients will send us pictures wondering…Read more

Suspicious black growth is appearing in my shower/tub/sink caulk!


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Do not despair. This happens to the best of us. It is not uncommon to find a black moldy…Read More

I have black spots growing on my bathroom ceiling and walls!

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Check out these common ways that water can get into your crawlspace


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       Useful Products For DIYers:

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SensorPush Wireless Thermometer/Hygrometer

  • Flexible: Add a SensorPush G1 WiFi Gateway (sold separately) for data and alerts via the Internet
  • Powerful range: For use all around the house. Up to 325′ in ideal conditions (no obstructions)
  • Designed with you in mind: Beautifully designed apps for Apple iOS and Android make monitoring easy
  • Accurate: Swiss-made sensing component provides reliable, accurate measurements
  • Set it and forget it: Pushes readings to devices via Bluetooth 4.0 and alerts you if there’s a problem

Frigidaire 70-pint 2-speed Dehumidifier




WAYNE ESP25 12 Volt Battery Back-up Sump Pump System with Audible Alarm

Vinyl Downspout Extensions (Different colors available)

 Low Profile Downspout Extension (Different colors available)

White Paintable Latex Caulk



  • Portable design includes a top handle, integrated side handles and caster wheels providing for easy room movement
  • Low temperature operation provides for energy and money savings
  • Front, pull-out 16.3-pt tank features a handle and splash guard
  • Features slide-out bottom filter access
  • Extra long 6-ft 3-prong power cord makes extension cords unnecessary
  • A standard garden hose (not included) can be used for drainage
  • Limited 1-year on parts and labor, 5-year on sealed-system

  • Assembled in the US with foreign and domestic parts.
  • 3300-Gallons per hour at 10-feet of lift. Recommended for use with the WAYNE WSB1275, 75 AMP hr maintenance free battery
  • Corrosion resistant thermoplastic construction
  • Alarm sounds to notify you when the backup system is active
  • Requires one 40-ampere hour or one 75-ampere hour battery.Battery not included
  • 2-year limited warranty




  • Moves damaging rainwater away from your home’s foundation and landscaping
  • Interchangeable Flex-A-Spout components create custom drainage for each area of your home
  • Extends from 25 in to 55 in
  • Fits standard residential downspouts
  • Durable vinyl construction
  • Corrugated design bends and holds its shape to navigate around curves and obstacles




  • Diverts water away from your home’s foundation
  • Disappears into the landscape when covered with mulch, stones or straw
  • Installs without digging
  • Wide rainwater dispersal pattern helps reduce erosion
  • Fits all standard residential downspouts
  • Rigid design won’t collapse
  • Optional extension moves water to the desired location (not included)




  • Paintable in 30 minutes
  • Adheres to a wide variety of surfaces
  • Shrinks less than ALEX painters caulk
  • Cured caulk is mold and mildew resistant
  • 100% waterproof seal
  • Easy water clean up and low in odor
  • Interior and exterior use
  • 40 year durability and exceeds ASTM C834 specification