If you are trying to prevent mold in your residential or commercial building, it is wise to invest in a good dehumidifier. If you’ve never looked at dehumidifiers, you may not know what you need. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of dehumidifier options to… Read More »How to Choose a Dehumidifier
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Air quality has become a heightened concern amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and people are looking for ways to ensure that the air they breathe will not make them sick. This is great for people who suffer from the harmful effects of allergens, mold, and viruses.… Read More »Air Purifiers to Combat Mold and COVID-19
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?
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?
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
Environmental justice is the idea that all people deserve the same environmental protection from the law no matter their race, color, or religion. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that this is a major goal not only for the external environment but also for internal… Read More »Residential and Commercial Indoor Air Quality
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
The way your kitchen and bathroom(s) are venting can contribute to your mold risk, and there are common mistakes people make when installing or altering venting that can be problematic. Venting is important in mold prevention because it prevents moisture and stagnancy, but improper venting… Read More »Venting Mistakes in Your Kitchen and Bathroom
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?