What is HVAC? Whether it’s the middle of winter and you’re trying to stay warm or it’s the hottest days of summer and staying cool is priority number one, many of us confine ourselves indoors with the air conditioning or heat cranked up trying to stay comfortable until the outdoor conditions are more suited to […]
In Part 1 of HVAC MOLD: Here Is What You Need To Know, we discuss key Mold prevention and control tips for your home’s HVAC system. We provided key details on how to keep mold growth to a minimum and have the healthiest possible system. In Part 2, we will discuss what to do if […]
Mold. A word that many fear. When growing in a controlled environment, mold can be quite helpful. For example, mold is needed to make cheese, penicillin, and other antibiotics, and is the source of many other useful things. In the outdoor environment, mold helps decompose organic matter and is part of the ongoing cycle […]
Buying Real Estate?! Don’t forget your Mold inspection
Purchasing a home takes a lot of research and resources to ensure you’re making a good investment. The housing market can be risky because you can never be 100% aware of all the problems that may be in store for the future. It’s a fact of homeownership that some repairs will be needed over time […]
Caring for our household appliances happens less than it should. Many of us use household appliances daily to help maintain the cleanliness of our homes but we often take them for granted. It isn’t often we stop to maintain or clean these appliances unless something is wrong and musty odors or discoloration are indications that […]
Household chores can be a drag. After a long work week, the last thing most of us want to do is more work by cleaning on our days off. However, cleanliness and organization is part of mold prevention. While cleaning may seem as basic as a mop and a bucket full of soapy water, it […]
Mold & Home Insulation: Here’s What You Need to Know
Mold can easily grow in a wide variety of places throughout your home. You only need three things for mold to grow: mold spores, a food source, and enough moisture. Since mold spores are literally everywhere on earth and anything cellulosic (used to be alive) can act as a food source, moisture is […]
While many of us love carpet for the soft, warm comfort it provides, it can become an issue if it gets wet or isn’t properly maintained. Mold can grow in unseen areas such as underneath carpets when exposed to excess moisture, and, because the problem is hidden, it can often go unnoticed until it’s not […]
Can Black Mold Make You Sick? Here’s What You Should Know
Black mold is a subject every home or business owner should research and be aware of. Mold is tricky because it can cause various health issues or none at all. While black mold itself isn’t considered any more dangerous by the CDC or EPA than any other mold, the toxins released from black mold may […]
What is the Difference Between Black Mold and Mildew? Are They The Same?
For the purposes of health and cleanup, there is no distinction between mildew and mold in how one would address the situation. Mildew Mildew is often a term used to describe the growth found on living plants in horticulture. You would say you have mildew growing on your pumpkin vine for example. These types of […]
How Does Black Mold Affect Your Four-Legged Family Members?
Black mold, like all molds, is a health concern for everyone living in your home, including your pets. It may cause a variety of symptoms and health issues depending on the level and length of exposure. Pets are more likely to ingest moldy food than their human counterparts and tend to spend more of their […]