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Exploring The World Of Handcrafted Furniture Construction


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Exploring The World Of Handcrafted Furniture Construction

Hi there! The name is Nicky and I'm here to present the fascinating world of furniture construction to you. Modern furniture comes from a long line of handcrafted items that have recently fallen out of favor. I grew up in a quirky household where we created all of our own furniture by hand. I have fond memories of shaping wood on the lathe for table and couch legs before I could even ride a bike. Today I continue to create furniture using all of the skills I learned from my awesome parents. I would like to share the knowledge I've collected over the years with you to help expand this interesting hobby. My main goal is to see handmade furniture secure its place in the marketplace. I hope you learn all you need to know about techniques, tools and building materials to create signature pieces you'll love for lifetime.

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Stop Interior Mold At Its Source

House mold removal, while the most immediate way to eliminate a mold infestation, is not the final answer to mold problems in your home. If you do not want to pay for mold removal repeatedly, you will have to stop mold at its source.

Moisture is key in mold growth, which is why you need to be aware of the moisture levels in your home, and know how to control them. There are several things you can do to help with moisture problems and prevent mold from growing in your home, including:

Control Humidity Levels

If you live in an area where humidity tends to be high, or your home happens to be more humid than most, you may need to purchase a dehumidifier. Air conditioners will also help lower humidity, if the season allows for you to keep the A/C running and still remain comfortable. Try to keep humidity levels lower than 50% to effectively discourage mold growth.

Patch Up Any Leaks

It takes a surprisingly small amount of water for mold to gain a foothold – especially if that water is continuously available. Take a trip around your house, both inside and out, and look for any areas where moisture might be getting in. Leaks are typical in roofs, basements and where external things (like pipes) come inside of your house. Fix these leaks, either on your own or by hiring a contractor, and you will starve the mold of moisture.

Maintain Ventilation

After you make sure no water is getting inside from the exterior, you need to verify that your home is getting some sort of ventilation. Houses need to breath, allowing air circulation and helping to control humidity, moisture accumulation and odors. Under everyday circumstances, make sure to use the fans in your kitchen and bathroom to push air outside. If you need to dry out the house quickly, you can purchase large industrial fans to encourage evaporation.

Remove Materials That Cannot Be Effectively Dried

Sometimes even big fans are not enough to dry off certain areas, particularly carpet, carpet pads and large upholstered areas. These saturated materials are usually best removed and replaced. It only takes a short time for mold to grow if the temperature is right and there is enough moisture. If a carpeted area has become saturated, you may not have time for it to dry before mold takes over.  

For more information, contact a local mold removal company, like Advanced Air Quality Services.