Are you seeing your employees suffering from severe health effects? Sick employees always require a review of your company’s employee health, indoor air quality, and safety protocols. Sick Building Syndrome, also known by the acronym of “SBS”. Includes people who are confined within a particular… Read More »Indoor Air Quality: Employee Health
Stachybotrys is commonly referred to as black mold. It is the most commonly known mold. Also, it is the most dangerous. Black mold is toxic. As a result, it can cause fear for any property owner that discovers it. We encourage you to educate yourself… Read More »Toxic Black Mold Risks & Remedies
We have thousands of examples of mold that was not visible on the surface because hidden mold damage is the cornerstone of the mold remediation industry. It is the dangerous and toxic side of the mold. So cleaning only the surface mold, when a deeper… Read More »Hidden Mold: Invisible Subsurface Damage
Finding mold in a rental property is not fun. It is one of the primary areas of concerns for landlords in the Kansas City metro area. Due to our frequent storms with flash flooding, it’s important to know mold forms in as little as 24-48 hours. Unresolved… Read More »A Landlord’s Guide to Mold
Are you living with unexplained health problems? Have you thought about the possibility that it may be mold symptoms from mold exposure? Do you know that mold can live and grow in a home or office without ever being noticed? Mold is a fungus that… Read More »Mold Symptoms from Exposure
Most often, mold testing requests come from people wondering if they have a mold problem because there are no visible signs of mold growth, yet they have a gut feeling something is wrong. They may be experiencing things like strange odors, mustiness, frequent illnesses, headaches &… Read More »Mold: To Test or Not to Test
Thinking about hiring a mold removal specialist to handle a mold problem is probably a worry about how much it will cost. You may consider trying to remove it yourself. If you have respiratory issues, this could be a huge health risk. However, the cost… Read More »The Health Costs of Mold
The news occasionally has an uptick in the subject of mold. This usually happens when people suffer health consequences or even death. Some better-known widespread instances have occurred at hospitals and dormitories. But how common is it to have a mold problem? The answer may… Read More »How Common is it to Have a Mold Problem?
At the end of July, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro declared that he had recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus but was now suffering from mold in his lungs. It is not clear whether this was accurate or if he was suffering long lasting effects from the… Read More »The Lungs’ Vulnerability to Mold
With the current COVID-19 coronavirus attracting most of the public’s attention, there are many other respiratory ailments that are not being considered. One of those ailments is seasonal allergies, and they can be confused with mold allergies. Here is how to tell the difference. Seasonal… Read More »Mold Allergy or Seasonal Allergy?
We are currently in a pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus that has an estimated death rate of around 1-3 percent. While this situation is garnering paramount attention, there are many other viruses going around that can cause respiratory infections and that can also be… Read More »Reduce Respiratory Infections By Reducing Mold-Friendly Environments
Many people are aware of the fact that toxic mold exists, which means there are molds out there than can cause bodily harm, thus the name “toxic.” However, science is unclear about exactly how mold causes bodily harm. Toxic mold, in fact, is more… Read More »Control Dampness to Reduce Respiratory Illness
When you enter your doctor’s office with complaints of respiratory ailments, your physician is presented with symptoms and not your environment. Mold medical diagnoses are ambiguous at times due to a lack of direct correlation between actual mold and the illnesses that occur beside mold… Read More »Missing Mold in Medical Diagnoses
Mold spores are everywhere, and they are brought into the home by clothing, shoes, and gusts of air that carry them inside. There are always some mold spores in any home. The problem arises when that mold is allowed to make a home and procreate.… Read More »Inactive Mold: A Hidden Danger
September is Mold Awareness Month As we begin September, Mold Awareness Month, we want to take a moment and review the basics about mold! Mold is a black, green, purple, white, or orange fungus that forms due to the presence of moisture. It can be… Read More »September: Mold Awareness Month
Mold can be a health hazard in many residential and commercial buildings but rarely is it deadly. Unfortunately, recently mold kills a child at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital. The killer? Aspergillus, and it has caused infections in five other patients. The hospital has closed its operating… Read More »Mold Kills a Child in Seattle Hospital
It is pretty common knowledge that mold is bad for you, but much of the evidence for this is not conclusive because it is difficult to isolate mold as a sole reason for an illness to exist. When people are sick and mold is suspected,… Read More »Can You Get Sick from Mold?
The Dangers of Toxic Mold Exposure in Infants Toxic mold exposure in infants can be a serious condition and negatively affect their fragile undeveloped lungs in a severe way. We are going to start with the basics and then get into some medical studies on… Read More »Toxic Mold Exposure in Infants
With recent studies about mold toxicity becoming more common, it is understandable that you have may have concerns. There are so many scare tactics used by mold remediation companies it can hard to decipher fact from fiction. Here at Fresh Start, we really have tried… Read More »Recent Studies on Mold Toxicity Gives Answers