5 Tips to Reduce Spring Mold Allergy Attacks

Though most people are disgusted by mold and work to keep it out of their homes, the sad truth is that the spring season brings along an explosion of the annoying spores that keep us sneezing. The light and persistent rains that visit beginning in March combined with warmer temperatures make spring the No. 1 season for dealing with mold allergies.


This spring, don’t suffer in silence! Take these five tips from our experts at Rightway Waterproofing Co., the leading basement waterproofing company serving Bucks County, to help reduce allergy attacks and rid mold.


  • Invest in a dust mask. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to avoid all sources of mold in the world. For example, wet grass in the spring is a prime habitat for mold-which most of us would have trouble avoiding after rain. Investing in a quality dust mask can help stop you from inhaling spores when doing outdoor work or indoor chores.


  • Think about where you’re headed. Some types of businesses are more habitable to mold than others. Flower shops, antique stores and construction sites are prime spots for mold growth. If you’re headed to one of these locations, remember to bring your allergy medication and a dust mask.


  • Make your bathroom unfriendly to mold. The bathroom, along with the basement, is one of the places in our home that can see a large amount of mold growth. Remember to keep an exhaust fan on or a window open in your bathroom every time you take a shower to prevent mold growth.


  • Move quickly. Speed is the key to preventing mold growth. If you notice a spill, a leak or a dripping pipe, make sure to get it corrected as soon as possible to limit the time that mold has to move in!


  • Mold-proof your basement. A damp basement is a breeding ground for mold. Call our professionals at Rightway Waterproofing Co. to schedule an appointment to learn more about mold remediation services and basement waterproofing.


Are you constantly dealing with allergy attacks during spring? The problem might be your basement! Give our team at Rightway Waterproofing Co. a call today at 866-741-6190 to schedule a free basement inspection and learn about our services such as basement crack repair in Chester County.

3 Negative Health Effects That May Be Seen From Mold Exposure

Mold can be more than an annoyance in your home; it could also be harming your health. If you have mold growing in your home, it is crucial to locate it and eliminate it before the mold can cause any long-term health problems for you and your loved ones.

At Rightway Waterproofing Co., the leading mold remediation company in Bucks County, we have over 30 years of experience getting rid of mold from homes in the area. We want you to be aware of the consequences that mold can have on your health. Some of the most common health concerns whose symptoms can be attributed to mold include:


  • Mold sensitivity. Just like how those with allergies are more sensitive to the effects of things like pet dander or pollen, you may live with someone who is especially sensitive to mold. Chest congestion, a constantly runny nose, skin irritation and watery eyes are all common signs that you or someone who you love has an allergy or sensitivity to the mold levels in your home.


  • Respiratory conditions. Mold has been known to cause problems in the upper respiratory tract, especially in those with a compromised or weak immune system. Coughing, wheezing and labored breathing, especially in young children and the elderly, may be a sign that mold exposure has cause an infection of the throat or upper lungs.


  • Mold-related infections. In addition to causing respiratory conditions in otherwise healthy individuals, mold exposure can cause even more severe infections in those with respiratory issues, especially Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). Mold exposure to those suffering from COPD can cause potentially life-threatening infections of the lungs, so homeowners living with someone who has been diagnosed with COPD need to be extremely proactive against mold growth.


Protecting against mold means making your home inhospitable to its growth. This means turning your basement (the most common zone for mold to flourish) into a dry and light area that will not allow mold spores to take root.

Give our experts at Rightway Waterproofing Co. a call today to learn more about how you can better protect your home and family against mold with our remediation and basement waterproofing services in Bucks County.

3 Reasons to Waterproof Your Basement

If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably thinking about how you can improve the look and feel of your home. One are that most homeowners overlook is their basement. Few people take the time to consider how to best protect their home and their basements in the event of a flood, hurricane or other bout of inclement weather.

Waterproofing your basement is one of the best preventative measures that you can take to provide you and your family with the safety you need in the event of a weather emergency. At Rightway Waterproofing Co., the leading waterproofing company in Chester County, we believe that it is vital to waterproof your basement. Here are three of the best reasons to consider this service today.

  • Waterproofing helps to preserve basement remodeling. If you’ve spent money on a basement remodeling project, don’t let it all go to waste thanks to a flood! Basement waterproofing helps you preserve all the hard work that you’ve put into your home.
  • Waterproofing helps to prevent mold growth. Even if you are able to clean up your basement after flooding, chances are high that you’ll still have to deal with mold. Mold loves having a cool, dark place to thrive, and a damp basement provides the perfect environment. Waterproofing can help to discourage mold growth in your home.
  • Waterproofing increases the value of your home. If you’re considering putting your home up on the market, you may want to think about waterproofing your basement, especially if you live close to an easily flooding lake or creek. No one wants to buy a home that they believe will be ruined by the first bout of bad weather!

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of basement waterproofing in Chester County, let our experts at Rightway Waterproofing Co. give you everything that you need to know! Give us a call today at 866-741-6190 or fill out a contact form on our website.

2017 NFL Season First Half Evaluation

The first half the first season has just wrapped up. Between the surprises of the NFC East to the disappointment of the Patriots defense, the NFL season has continued to show again that every season is filled with a good dose of surprises and drama.


In this month’s blog, we’re going to evaluate the contenders, frauds and darkhorse teams of the first half of the 2017 NFL season.


Kansas City Chiefs – Legit


Andy Reid’s offensive mind has seemed to get better with time. Despite starting the season 5-0 and then dropping back-to-back games against the Steelers and Raiders, The Chiefs still hold on to a 29.5 PPG average. With Eric Berry missing the entire season with a ruptured Achilles, the Chiefs have looked good overcoming the loss of one of the best safeties in the game. Watch out for the Chiefs to make some noise come January.


New York Giants – Frauds


Despite being crowned one of the best teams in the entire NFC heading into the season, The New York Giants season is a complete dumpster fire. Even before Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall were shut down for the season, the Giants’ season got off to an utter disappointment.


After signing Brandon Marshall during free agency to partner young OBJ and Sterling Shepard, many pegged the Giants to have the scariest passing game the league has seen in a long time. However, what the Giants front office forgot is that good football teams are built from the ball to the outside out, not ball to the inside. The Giants entered the season with and still have arguably the worst offensive line in the entire league.


Pittsburgh Steelers – Contenders


Despite exiting the gate to a weak 3-2 record with embarrassing losses to Jacksonville and Chicago, the Steelers look like a team built for the playoffs. After focusing on getting Le’Veon Bell more involved in the offense, the Steelers look to have turned a corner. Over the past four games, Bell has racked up an impressive 662 all-purpose yards and finding the end zone three times.


With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to turn that unused basement of yours into a nice man cave. The first step in creating a man cave to watch the second half of the NFL season is by getting in touch with our experts at Rightway Waterproofing Co., who also specialize in crawl space waterproofing in Montgomery County.


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Our Favorite 2017 Fantasy Football Players by Position, Part 2

Football season is back and in full swing. With all the great Sunday and Monday action that has returned this fall, fantasy football is starting to heat up as well. Through the first third of the fantasy football season, there are many surprises we’ve seen so far. Be it David Johnson getting injured in the 3rd quarter of the first game to the New York Giants starting the season 0-4, the 2017 football season has had some crazy stuff happen thus far. In last month’s blog, we highlighted our top players at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions.

This month, we’re going to highlight what we think are the best tight end, defense and kicker players for the remainder of the season.

Tight End – Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles)

This might be quite a surprise, but we have to go with Zach Ertz to be the No. 1 fantasy tight end by the end of the season. With Rob Gronkowski, who hasn’t played a full season since 2011, always having a red flag attached to him when it comes to health and Travis Kelce being touchdown dependent, Zach Ertz could very much be the best fantasy tight end of 2017. Leading all tight ends in receptions, yards and targets, Zach Ertz’s volume just can’t be rivaled. In an era where most tight ends have become touchdown dependent, Zach Ertz is a monster in PPR and even non-PPR leagues.

Defense – Jaguars (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Although maybe a surprise to some, the Jacksonville defense has proved that they should be in the discussion as one of the best fantasy defenses. Their 18 sacks, which leads all of football, partnered with upcoming elite corner Jalen Ramsey and newcomer A.J. Bouye help give Jacksonville a balanced defense of getting to the QB and the ability to intercept passes. Only the Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions have more interceptions than the young Jacksonville secondary. Their remaining schedule helps make the Jaguars the real deal.

Kicker – Greg Zuerlein (Los Angeles Rams)

Among the many things that are real this football season, the LA Rams are one of them. New head coach Sean McVay and legendary defensive coordinator Wade Phillips have helped create a new culture in Los Angeles. With surprisingly one of the best offenses in football at 35.5 points scored per game through 4 weeks, long leg Greg Zuerlein is sure to be getting plenty of XP attempts. Zuerlein is also a perfect 14-for-14 on field goal attempts. Zuerlein is a perfect 28-for-28 on all kicking opportunities. Even better, the sneaky great kicker is still available in more than 30% of leagues!

With the rest of the football season primed to impress, the best place to play cheer on your favorite team and fantasy players is in your waterproofed man cave. If you don’t have a man cave yet, the first place you need to start is by getting in touch with Rightway Waterproofing. Rightway Waterproofing, the leading company for basement waterproofing in Bucks County.

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Our Favorite 2017 Fantasy Football Players by Position

Football is finally here! Can you smell it in the air? It’s a beautiful feeling. With all the amazing football that will soon be bestowed upon us, that also means another great year of fantasy football. Since its creation in 1980 as fantasy baseball surprisingly, fantasy football has become one of the most popular games in the world.

According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, an estimated 41 million people play fantasy sports every year. Even more remarkable, 80% of teen fantasy players say they plan to continue playing for at least the next decade and 40% plan to play for life!

With fantasy football becoming bigger and bigger each year, we at Rightway Waterproofing want to keep our readers up to date with the best fantasy football news. Here are our top fantasy players that could be at the top of their position rankings by the end of the season.

QB – Tom Brady (New England Patriots)

Tom Brady sure has come a long way since being drafted 199th overall (sixth round) in the 2000 NFL Draft. Since then, TB12 has gone on to win five Super Bowls, two MVP awards, two times All-Pro and was elected to 12 Pro Bowls! Aside from being without a doubt the greatest quarterback of all-time, Brady is just as much elite in fantasy football as he is on the gridiron. After being suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, Brady came back with a vengeance. After throwing for 406 yards in the air and finding the endzone three time against the Cleveland Browns, Brady went on to become the 12th best QB in fantasy for 2016. With the addition of deep-threat Brandin Cooks and a healthy Rob Gronkowski, Look for Brady to be typical (dominant) Brady in 2017.

Honorable Mentions: Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers), Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons), Marcus Mariota (Tennessee Titans)

RB – David Johnson (Arizona Cardinals)

It’s impossible to talk about elite fantasy football players without mentioning David Johnson. Finishing the 2016 campaign with an impressive 2,118 yards from scrimmage. With an aging Carson Palmer (37,) the Cardinals may depend on the third-year running back even more this season. Johnson is an absolute PPR (Point per reception) monster in fantasy, finishing #20 among receptions with 80 catches. Not too shabby for a running back to be in the top 25 for catches.

Honorable Mentions: Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers), LeSean McCoy (Buffalo Bills), Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers)

WR – Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Since departing from Texas A&M in 2013, the 7th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has shown he is among the best wideouts in the league. Despite a sophomore slump in the TD department, the humongus 6-5 deep-threat has shown improvement through his first three NFL seasons. After finishing 2016 with 96 catches and 12 touchdowns, Evans could take that final leap and become the best WR in the game. The arrival of the speedy (4.35 40 yard dash combine time) DeSean Jackson can help spread the field for Evans, who despite his size has shown that he is also one of the best route runners in football. Tampa Bay has something special brewing with young quarterback Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and rookie tight end O.J. Howard. Look for Tampa Bay to make a push for the playoffs this season.

Honorable Mentions: Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons), Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers)

Check back next time as we go over the tight end, flex defense and kicker positions!

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3 Playoff Baseball Matchups We’re Dying to See This October

With fall right around the corner, an influx of great sports to watch will be thrown upon us shortly. We’re just a month away from the start of the NFL regular season, two months away from the MLB postseason and the first puck drop of the NHL season. Anyone lucky enough to have a man cave in their basement has a lot to look forward to.


For anyone on the fence about turning their cellar into a man cave, hopefully, this blog about the three playoff baseball matches that we are looking to see will help you pull the trigger on installing one this fall.


Boston Red Sox (Currently 63-49, 1st in AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (Currently 59-50, 1st in AL Central) – After an impressive 93-win season with a plus-183 run differential, the  Boston Red Sox were a strong contender to win the World Series. However, former Red Sox skipper Terry Francona and his Cleveland Indians shocked the baseball world by sweeping the Red Sox in three games. Both teams have suffered their share of injuries so far this season, but both still remain in the lead in their respective divisions. The addition of Chris Sale (13-4, 2.70 ERA) and this year’s third best ERA in baseball at 3.71 can be a big obstacle in the way of Francona and the Tribe, who look to advance to the World Series for the second consecutive year.


Washington Nationals (Currently 66-49, 1st in NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (79-32, 1st in NL West) – Despite the Houston Astros stealing most of the spotlight for the first three months of the season, no one in baseball has been better than the Dodgers since July 1. The emergence of Alex Wood (13-1, 2.33 ERA) and the always trusty three-time Cy Young Award-winner Clayton Kershaw (15-2, 2.04 ERA) have helped lead the Dodgers to a major league leading 79 wins so far. Trade deadline acquisition Yu Darvish (7-9, 3.81 ERA) shined in his first start with the Dodgers, beating the New York Mets by going seven scoreless innings and giving up three hits while notching 10 strikeouts. Last year’s NLDS matchup between the Dodgers and Nationals could not have gotten any tighter with the series going the distance and three of the five games being decided by one run. A rematch this year in October will feature the two best teams in the NL and two teams that can easily win it all.


Houston Astros (Currently 71-40, 1st in AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (Currently 57-54, 2nd in AL Central) – After missing the playoffs in 2016 and starting 2017 with a 7-16 record in April, many experts started to write off the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. Since then, the Royals have been the best team in their division since June. Currently second in the AL Central, the Royals still have plenty of work to do before they start to anticipate playoff matchups. If the Ned Yost-led Royals can find a way to extend their season to October, a possible rematch of the 2015 ALCS matchup with the Houston Astros can be a big possibility. Houston’s juggernaut offense led by AL-MVP candidate Jose Altuve (.364 BA, 16 HR, 63 RBI, 24 SB) is looking like a team on a mission to win it all after falling so short in 2015 to Kansas City. October is looking to shape up into a great month of baseball regardless of matchup.


Hopefully, these possible matchups have gotten you excited about the postseason. A man cave is an ideal hideaway for anyone to watch their beloved sports team in a great atmosphere. The first step in creating a man cave is to give us a call at Rightway Waterproofing Co. We specialize in mold removal in NJ, PA and DE and will sweep your basement for areas that are target to flooding and eliminate any chance of flooding in the future.


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How to Recover after Water Damage in Your Basement

There are some home repairs that tend to get put off forever. A squeaky door might stay in our house for months before getting oiled, and a clogged toilet or sink can stay for weeks before someone notices. One home repair that should never be put off is recovering after water damage in your basement.


Water can cause serious damage to your basement, as well as put the residents living inside your home in danger. If you’re currently recovering from a water damage in your basement, here are three steps that you need to take today to ensure the safety of your home and family.


  • Check for mold damage. Summer humidity plus water in your basement is the perfect recipe for mold growth in your attic. Mold can take root quickly, and cause health problems for your family members, especially children or those who suffer from allergies. If you notice any form of mold growth in your basement, call our team at Rightway Waterproofing Co. for mold removal in NJ as soon as possible because mold tends to spread quickly, this is one issue that just can’t wait.


  • Take inventory of water damage. One of the biggest hassles that may come along with water damage is what it could do to your belongings. While items like old documents and clothing can be thrown away if they are damaged, damage to wood and the flooring of your basement can be much more time consuming to fix. If you notice water damage to your items and flooring, call us for water damage cleanup in New Jersey to contain the damage and prevent it from spreading.


  • Turn off the electricity. If water is entering through a home in which there is wiring throughout the basement, you are putting yourself and your home at a serious risk of a fire, as water that enters your home can easily short-circuit. Until you are able to get the issue resolved, cut the power to your basement ASAP.


If you wish to learn more helpful tips about what to do when you get water damage in your basement, contact our team today!



How to Prevent Basement Mold

Mold is a fungus that loves to move into damp and dark places, making the basement one of the top hot-spots for mild growth. Basement mold is a common problem among homeowners and can be difficult to eliminate without the help of a mold remediation company in Bucks County. When it comes to mold, prevention is much better and more cost effective than cure, so take our top tips to prevent the growth of mold in your basement.


  • Control humidity. One of the things that is most important to mold growth is humidity, so lowering the humidity of your basement can make the area inhospitable to mold growth. Use a hydrometer to measure humidity levels; if you get a reading of over 45%, install a dehumidifier in your basement to prevent the onset of mold.


  • Take care of cracks immediately. Cracks in the walls of your basement provide the perfect area for mold to latch onto and begin to flourish. As soon as you notice cracks in your basement walls, be sure to contact a local expert in basement crack repair of Chester County to avoid mold contamination.


  • Avoid storing wood in your basement. If you’ve ever stored wood in your yard, you’ve probably noticed that mold and mildew tend to flock to it. This is because the air inside the wood provides the perfect nourishment for mold to thrive. Be sure to avoid storing wood in your basement, even if you don’t see any mold currently growing on it, mold particles can still be inhabiting invisibly on the wood.


  • Take care of leaks. Leaking pipes, water heaters and other structures can speed up the growth of mold. Be sure to regularly check your piping, and make sure that there are no puddles or other piles of water lying around in your basement, as these are perfect for mold growth.


If you are interested in learning more about mold prevention and removal, contact our experts at Rightway Waterproofing Co. today!

Mold: How This Fungus Can Harm Your Health

Did you know that mold isn’t just for fancy cheese and old bread? This dangerous substance can also be lurking in your water supply. Mold thrives in dark, wet places, making your home (particularly those areas affected by water damage) hotbeds for its growth. If you’re searching for water damage cleanup in New Jersey, you should also check your living area for signs of mold.


If left untreated, mold can have serious effects on your health. In 2004, a major study found evidence that linked the presence of indoor mold to upper respiratory tract infections in otherwise healthy people. In those with asthma or other sensitivities, the effects were even more pronounced, linking mold to other upper respiratory issues like cough and obstructive lung disease. Individuals with asthma or small children (who may have weakened immune systems) are advised to stay away from wooded areas that are likely to contain mold.


Mold can be found both indoors and outdoors, and some may even be hiding in your own home. Mold enters the home through open doorways and can cling to the fibers on your clothes or the fur on pets that have free reign to walk in and out of the home. Mold thrives in damp, warm places, such as leaking roofs and pipes or near the cracks in windows, shower doors and even upholstery. Mold can also grow well on paper products including cardboard, paper towels and toilet paper.


Searching for mold can help to reduce the risk of illness in your home. If you have a leaking pipe or window issue, be sure to call Rightway Waterproofing, your local experts in mold removal in NJ, to ensure that the water damage is the only hazard in your home. By staying vigilant and taking proper care of any damage to your home, you can reduce the risks associated with mold in your home.