As a professional and certified mold remediation company owner I can add a few things. First, not all black colored mold is the more virulent type of mold Stachybotris. There are hundreds of species of mold that are black in color. Next, i've inspected and remediated many attics. Usually the black color of mold infested wood us generally a combination of the mold, the wood freezing with an amount of moisture in it where the wood tannins oxidize and change color. You will see many instances for example, where roofing nails poke through sheathing and are surrounded by a black mark. That is not always mold .. if you notice it streaks along the grain of the wood. Mold does not care if it follows wood grain or not. Many times since the nails are colder than the wood, they accumulate water, frost and the result is those streaks. Finally, even roofers today will talk homeowners into ridge vents yet do not retrofit the venting system. With ridge vents you want the air to be drawn from soffit vents and plenty of them and not necessarily gable end vents. The air will be stolen up high from the gable ends and the attic very poorly ventilated. Warm, moist air travels upwards in winter, condenses on the sheathing and in time, results in mold infestation. The good news is that a competent, licensed, insured and certified mold firm can handle an attic remediation very well. Our firm has a standard starting price $895 plus tax for an attic. This does not include removing or replacing insulation, removing or demolition. It takes about a full day and there are no harsh chemicals used but it is highly effective at treating the situation and preventing mold in the future. - hope this helps John Griffin Mold-Remedy.Com... more
I would be delighted to help you but i am not certain if you are looking at Chantilly in northern VA or someplace else. Lets me know i would be able to point you in the right direction. I am here to help you make the best decision for your family based on sound responsible financial guidance. I am available for an in depth no obligation consultation via phone or email included in my profile.... more
I would call in a professional to see about removing the mold. I think that mold can cause a lot of health problems. You should contact a few different companies to get estimates. http://www.airqualityanalysts.com... more
I think that is a great idea. Having a lot of dust in your dryer vent can be really dangerous to your health and can be a potential fire hazard. Once a year isn't too often to have to clean a dryer in my opinion. http://www.cleanhvac.com/residential/... more
If you are considering making your NoVa home a little smarter this holiday season, studies have shown that Millenials, coming into the home buying scene, ranks smart-home technology as a very important
Stay away. They have led us down the garden path for 4 months now, never giving us a price until they had all of OUR ideas on paper. Then they hit us with a quote over $50000 more than our budget. The whole time they told us it would be in budget.
Now they want $7000 for OUR ideas. We suggested going to an architect half way through but they talked us out of that too knowing that they had more chance of us building with them if they 'owned' our ideas.
We are now starting again.
Their original pricing is NOT what you finally see!... more
From my rental property 12728 Dogwood Hills Lane, the corner of RT 286 and RT 50 (King of King Church) and depending on the time of day and the mode, it can take between 12 to 30 minutes. On route 50 there are public express buses which go directly to the metro if the silver or orange line. Driving if by car pool you have the HOV for two passengers plus lane on 66, free on the 495 EZPASS. Back roads WILL be less congested. To DC on off traffic hours it can take 30 minutes to get to the Lincoln Memorial.... more
I agree that it is important to have a beautiful kitchen! It is such an important part of a person's home. I think that granite counter-tops are such a timeless and elegant look. I would love to get some new counter-tops for my home. Thanks for sharing this information! http://starmarblegranite.com/... more
It’s easy to get into the holiday spirit and even go a bit overboard on the home decorations in your NoVa home. However, with all the fun and good intentions, it’s important to keep an eye out for
I would first look into some referrals. Friends and family can likely provide you with someone who will provide quality services. It is very important that you find a handyman that has the proper certifications. You want the job to be performed properly, ensuring you don't need more repairs in the near future.
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Jessi ~ As Dan said below, either party can withdraw a counter offer up until it is accepted as sent. Maybe the changed their mind on selling or maybe another offer came in... either way, they can do it.
fatty.man ~ Unfortunately, there are only 2 detached homes with a Lorton postal address priced under $400K. If you add in town houses, there are another 6 options under $400K. Shoot me an email or call me if you would like to discuss this further.... more