Mini-splits are ductless units that are a great option for installation post-construction in homes where there is no room for traditional ductwork and central air. Instead, there is a compressor outside and an air handler inside. The air handler is typically visible and hung near… Read More »Mini-split Ductless Air Systems and Mold
Life has been a bit different for everyone lately. If you’re deemed “non-essential,” you probably have a lot of time on your hands. This has allowed some people to catch up on their favorite television series, and it has given others the opportunity to pursue… Read More »Get Off the Couch, and Check for Mold!
Climate change has many unexpected consequences, and one of those consequences is the risk of mold infiltration in old, deteriorated structures. Why is climate change to blame for this? Many reasons, some of which are rising sea levels and increasing volatile storm patterns. This elevates… Read More »Climate Change Increases Mold Risk in Deteriorated Public Housing
When you are looking to prevent or resolve a mold problem, you must reduce moisture. This can be difficult if your building has not been waterproofed. Waterproofing is commonly performed on roofs, walls, and ceilings where there is the potential for water to enter. Once… Read More »Waterproofing for Mold Prevention
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
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
Mold likes moisture and warmth, which makes basements a perfect petri dish for growing multiple types of mold. You may invest in a dehumidifier to keep the mold from growing, but if you have spores, you have risk. That is why it is important to… Read More »Unfinished Basements Collect Mold
Even before COVID-19 had been confirmed in the United States, stores across the country were selling out of every type of surgical mask and respirator. Americans are known for their pantries and prepping, and they weren’t going to be caught without masks because the rest… Read More »N-95 Mask Shortage Could Make Mold Removal Dangerous
When you discover mold in your residence or commercial building, it is worrisome. Not only is mold a health hazard, but it can lead to compromised building materials and costly removal. As a result, many people try to handle their mold problem on their own.… Read More »Professional Mold Removal is Worth It
Most molds are usually not all that dangerous, but if you’ve followed mold in the news, you know that they can cause illness and death. This is the same for the mold called aspergillus, which is common and relatively non-toxic, but it has led to… Read More »When Aspergillus Mold Becomes Dangerous
There are many ways that mold can enter a structure, but one of the most common cases you hear of it lingering in the news is through the air system. Yes, the HVAC system that causes you to live in comfort no matter what the… Read More »How Your HVAC System Breeds Mold
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
It is a popular trend right now to include houseplants & vertical gardens in the home, and many people include plants in their home to act as air purifiers. Humans are drawn to natural elements in a home, a concept known as biophilia. However, these… Read More »Are your houseplants causing mold growth?
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
As the New Year approaches, mold is not likely to be a huge consideration on your list of possible resolutions. However, it should be prioritized in 2020 because mold growth can damage the home and cause serious health consequences. Go ahead and keep your diet… Read More »5 New Year’s Resolutions for Mold Prevention
If you get home from vacation and see that you have water damage, you should also know there is a risk for mold growth. If not taken care of soon enough, mold will colonize and result in a growth that could be a health hazard.… Read More »Where is Mold Going to Grow After a Flood?
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?
A common place for mold to grow in a home or business is along the windows. This is because there is often moisture and lack of circulation around these areas. Moisture occurs because of condensation and leaky windows. If left undisturbed and at comfortable room… Read More »Replace Windows to Prevent Mold
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