Hey Scopers! We are starting a 4 part series on MOLD today. I know, I know, not the most pleasant of subjects but it’s info that everyone needs to know!! If at any point you have questions please free to email us and we can help you out. Or if you want to schedule a home inspection with us or thermal imaging scan of your house/business we would be happy to help!
MOLD PART ONE (please contain your excitement!)
• The key to mold control is moisture control.
• If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.
• It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Why is mold growing in my home?
Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter (such as fallen leaves and dead trees). But indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
Mold and health?
Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants and, in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals (Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash – dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common and they can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold. Research on mold and health effects is ongoing. This blog provides a brief overview; it does not describe all potential health effects related to mold exposure. (For more detailed information, consult a health professional. You may also wish to consult your state or local health department.)
If you made it all the way to the end, congrats!! Now get excited for Mold Part 2 coming soon!
Today’s topic is all about 3D modeling with drones, one of our personal favorites! 3D modeling with drones is such an effective way to capture images and create an interactive model for friends, family, clients, anyone to use! In our digital age we have mini computers in our hands, pockets, purses etc and these interactive models can be accessed by any and all of the above. We fly our birds in orbits & grids around objects taking series of pictures. These orbits have to be very precise so that the data we capture can be as real as possible.
You can play around with a few of our interactive models under the ‘3D Modeling’ tab in our menu. If you have any questions about 3D modeling, drones, etc just reach out and we would love to answer them for you!
Have a great week, everyone! Stay tuned for more fun stuff coming soon!
Valentine’s Day. Would have been better if this was our 14th post but oh well!
Our mornings start around 4:30am with a nice quiet cup of coffee while the world is still sleeping and darkness is everywhere. We hit the gym after our coffee and then get started with our day. We had freezing rain this morning which is always fun when you live on endless backroads but we managed. We’ve spent the morning editing some footage but now that the sun is out and it’s 44 degrees (heat wave!) were headed out for some flying. Catch up later…going to go fly the birds
We had an all day shoot Friday and it was awesome! Video coming soon…
The weekend was pretty relaxing. Sunday was a rainy day so we decided to stay in and do some cleaning. We get ready for the week by setting our intentions every Sunday. We do personal & work intentions. It’s always good to have plans for the week and to cross them off once they are accomplished feels great! We put big goals on there as well and if we don’t hit them it only fuels our fire to try and get them done the following week! If you haven’t done something like that I suggest you start. Better late than never! Get a cork-board, whiteboard or chalk board and write/pin your intentions. Put your name on one side and your work on the other. Create a list of goals – and don’t be afraid to put some big ones on there!! If you’re stuck or bored throughout the week go to your list and choose something from it. Once it’s completed cross it off! The following Sunday take it down and look at what you accomplished the week before and start your intentions for the following week. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish!
This might not be for everyone but it works great for us! Have a great week, everyone!
DC is a no fly zone so we opted to pack minimally and just use our iPhones for these pictures. Let’s face it, these little mini computers we carry in our hands can take some magnificent photos! We had such a blast walking around the city and taking in the sights. We have been there before but always enjoy visiting. Enjoy some of the pictures below…
If I could use one word to describe my DC trip it would be: historic! What an amazingly awesome place. I could walk those streets for days and still not have enough time to see everything.
We took a 6 mile walk from monument to monument starting at T. Jefferson, continuing to FDR, MLK JR, Lincoln, Vietnam, WW2 and ending at the White House. The temperature was in the high 20s low 30s (but wind made it feel much colder!) We had to stop for a quick bite and grab a coffee before we braved the cold walk any further.
Upon leaving the coffee shop close to the White House we then walked to the National Air & Space Museum. What a cool museum! Of course, which museum isn’t cool haha but seriously, so much to study and learn there and we did not take enough time to fully appreciate it. Our feet were sore, our faces were frozen and we were able to walk through quite a few exhibits but home was calling us to come rest. The last thing we definitely needed to see before we left was the original Wright Brothers Plane. Yes, you read that right. We thought it was a replica but it was the real deal!!! So inspiring to see their original design and to know that they would pave the way for so many, including our drone industry! DC, we will be back soon – you can count on it!
February 1, 2018. Wow. I love me some January but it did feel like a long month!
One of my favorite people ever is Abraham Lincoln. Tomorrow I’m heading to DC…which means I will be that person weeping at the Lincoln Monument haha don’t judge me!!
It will be exciting to unplug for a few days and soak it all in. We will have to leave the birds at home as DC is a no fly zone so we will definitely be taking copious amounts of pics with our iPhones (which let’s face it, can take pretty nifty pics anyway!). I don’t know what monuments, museums etc that I will be visiting, just gonna play it by ear and enjoy the sights!
So stay tuned for some fun pics and maybe little iPhone videos of DC!
Well, it’s the last Monday of January…and I’m still in shock it’s 2018! I was watching the original Blade Runner last night and it takes place in 2019. Watching movies like that are so crazy because of where they thought we would be by this time. It is a phenomenal sci-fi fi movie (if you haven’t seen it, do it!) and we aren’t that far off from flying cars and big crazy electronic cities! Soon enough we will be having drones operating cars for us and making the roads safer and who else knows how we will utilize drones as a world. We are excited to be on the cutting edge of drone usage for the US and we welcome the changes! As long as we don’t have a Skynet situation haha (Terminator reference, if you also haven’t seen T1 or T2 please stop reading and watch immediately).
This week we will be going around Mystic & Westerly getting some footage and doing some 3D modeling! Looks like the weather will cooperate and we might – emphasis on might – get some snow! I love snow and I love filming in snow. Keep your eyes on the sky and if you see 2 people staring up in the sky at a bird come by and say hi, that’s probably us.
Well we’ve had some interesting weather here in New England this past week. The week started out cool and then by Tuesday we had buckets of rain. It sounded awesome on our metal roof! We went down to Napatree yesterday and there was an awesome huge tree that was swept onto the shore. We’re hoping to get some flights in this week if the weather cooperates, but we shall see. This has been a weird winter, it was bitterly cold in December and made flying difficult due to the frigid temps. Fingers crossed we can get up in the sky tomorrow! In the mean time here is a picture taken at Napatree…
Flash back to Sunday morning. It was in the teens for temperatures and who knows what the wind chill was. We decided to pack up the drones, our pup and head to Watch Hill. Have you ever been there before? It’s such a gorgeous spot, especially in the Winter. It was awesome to walk along the frozen beach and see some dedicated surfers braving the cold to catch some waves. During our walk we noticed this sailboat stuck in the ice and we knew we had to document it. We can’t help but imagine the owner of this sailboats face as he discovers what happened to his boat. Hopefully there isn’t any long term damage! The ice was so thick you could walk out to the boat. But, it was also very slippery and we weren’t feeling that sure footed to venture out for a closer look. So we sent the reliable drones instead to investigate further.