There are things that you should do before the cool weather hits, and one of those “winterizing” activities is checking your gutters to prevent mold in attics. How to Check Gutters If it has rained recently and you’ve noticed leaky gutters, then you already know… Read More »Check Your Gutters to Prevent Mold in Attics
When a property owner or land manager discovers a mold infestation, the first thing that typically comes to mind is a DIY cleanup. In many cases this is adequate, but it is important to realize that large mold problems may require professional mold removal services.… Read More »Killing Mold with Household Cleaners
If you are stuck at home due to this global pandemic, there is one thing you can do that will proactively retain the health of your home and its inhabitants. That one thing is doing your own home mold inspection. How to Do Your Own… Read More »How to Do Your Own Home Mold Inspection
Our five senses are very useful for protection, and our ability to smell often alerts us to things we cannot see or feel. Smoke is an obvious example, but the nose is also useful in detecting mold. What does mold smell like? Well, it’s important… Read More »What Does Mold Smell Like?
When a person engages in mold remediation, or clean-up, they disturb active mold spores that can cause respiratory distress. In order to avoid being exposed to these tiny spores, a person must wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Here are a few examples from the Environmental… Read More »PPE: Personal Protective Equipment
Nobody wants moldy items in their home, and the last place you’d expect to find it is in the very appliance that cleans your clothes. But it can happen. Your washing machine can get moldy. If you notice a musty smell emanating from it. This… Read More »Is Your Washing Machine Moldy?
Composted soil is wonderful soil for potted plants and gardens, and it benefits the planet by reducing the amount of trash we put in the garbage can. We are able to reuse unwanted or spoiled food by putting it in a compost bin or pile,… Read More »Is a Moldy Compost Pile Hazardous?
Removing mold and cleaning an area of exposure is a safety hazard because the mold spores are stirred up into the air. This can multiply the exposure and put people at a much higher risk for respiratory ailments. This is why mold remediation experts always… Read More »Why Use Respirators When Cleaning Mold
If your leaky window sill is covered by drapes or furniture, you may not notice mold until it is a significant problem. You should identify the type of mold before you consider DIY removal, but if you insist on removing it yourself, there are a… Read More »DIY Steps to Clean Mold Off a Leaky Window
With a few clicks on Google, you type “DIY Mold Removal” hoping for some quick tutorial and easy answers. After spending half an hour you end up with more questions than answers by all of the different results you get. What to do? It would be… Read More »DIY Mold Removal: Practical Tips
Taking care of our homes is something we all make a priority. One of the things that may be missing from your to-do list, however, is checking for mold on the walls. The mold may be growing in your walls away from where you can… Read More »DIY Method to Clean Off Mold on the Walls
Carpet Mold is a common problem, especially in our Kansas City area where we have lots of basements, foundation issues, and heavy rainfalls. Most noticeably during times when there is a lot of rainfall, we see a lot of homes with leaks. Where the carpet is… Read More »Carpet Mold: A Surface Approach Won’t Do