You don’t have to be a complete failure when it comes to cleaning to end up with “pink mold” in your shower or on your shower curtain. The stuff grows quickly. Unless you are a cleaning fanatic, you’ve probably seen it at least once or… Read More »Is that pink stuff growing in the shower mold?
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
Unfortunately, a mold company often will utilize certain practices or tactics that are frivolous and costly to the customer. Many independent microbial investigations note the abuse in the mold remediation industry as rampant. We have seen many tactics over the years. So, in this article, we are… Read More »Comparing Mold Services
No one likes to hear these words, you have a mold problem! Especially when you are in the middle of a real estate transaction! It is a common reality in the real estate market here in the Kansas City metro area where basement problems, humidity and flooding are a frequent… Read More »A Real Estate Guide for Mold
The water you see is not the only concern as water can wick up walls and elevated humidity levels causing mold risk to building contents like sheetrock, insulation, carpet, padding and more! We encourage you to read our article, “How Does Mold Grow” to understand… Read More »Water Damage: Now What?!
An indoor environment that produces high humidity will grow mold. It’s that simple. Moisture + Materials + Time = Mold. Learning about how to monitor your home humidity levels should be a part of every property owner’s maintenance items. Learning what causes humidity to rise and how to prevent… Read More »Prevent Humidity to Prevent Mold
There are multiple types of common mold that every adult needs to be aware of. There are hundreds of different types of mold species in our atmosphere. We will address the primary six types of molds that affect households and indoor air quality. Different health problems can occur depending on… Read More »6 Common Household Molds
Mold lives almost everywhere, which is why it is important to regularly check your home to see if you have an infestation. The cleanest of homes can welcome mold growth by providing moisture, warmth, and stagnancy. This is because mold spores can be tracked in… Read More »Moldy Sidewalks May Be a Hazard Indoors
Every building must be maintained in order to prevent outside weather from getting into the building. This is why roof maintenance is so important. If your roof is compromised, you have an increased chance of mold. This increased risk comes from compromised roofing material but… Read More »Compromised Roof = Mold Risk
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?
When you first detect a mold issue in your home or commercial building, your first instinct may be to tackle the problem on your own. However, DIY mold removal comes with a lot of risk. For one, it can be dangerous to remove mold without… Read More »Mold and Walls: It’s Probably Not Superficial
Looking at news articles about mold infestations in institutional buildings like hospitals and universities can be alarming. People have died from health conditions that worsened due to mold exposure. Yet, many people don’t know the optimal conditions for mold growth. Understanding where mold likes to… Read More »What are Optimal Conditions for Mold Growth?
If you’ve looked at places where mold is likely to occur in your home or commercial building, you’ve probably seen some information about moldy attics. Attics require proper ventilation and moisture control in order to prevent mold. Attic insulation and mold risk is another consideration. … Read More »Attic Insulation and Mold Risk
The kitchen is one of the easiest in-sight places to have a mold infestation because of plumbing and appliances that can collect mold without being too obvious. You may be a very tidy person, but mold capitalizes in any neglected place, and there are many… Read More »Kitchens High-Risk for Mold Infestation
When people think of mold, they often think of floods or water damage as the root cause of destruction. Often, the real problem is simple clutter. You don’t have to be a hoarder to have mold caused by clutter. The mold issue stems from the… Read More »Clutter Creates Mold Issues
There are two sides to mold remediation in a rental, and they are the tenant and the property owner/landlord. Both parties can be responsible for a mold outbreak, so it is very important to work together on the mold removal process. Communication is Key When… Read More »Working on Mold Removal in a Rental
Insurance is meant to protect you from losses that are outside of your control, which is why it does not always cover mold damage in your home. Here’s what you need to know about your homeowners insurance and whether or not it covers mold. Keep… Read More »Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Mold?
Whether you are considering buying a home or looking at potential rentals, it is important to keep mold infestations in mind when touring the property. Mold can damage property, but more importantly, it is hazardous to your health. Even if you are not sensitive to… Read More »Check For Mold Before You Move In
It doesn’t matter where you live in the U.S., there are going to be some days when you wish you could open the windows. That’s because there’s nothing like fresh air, but when you open the windows, you let in everything that comes with it.… Read More »Fresh Air or Mold Risk with Windows Open?