Like most hazardous materials, mold is an unwelcome and harmful substance, but what separates this material from others in the group is that it’s a living organism capable of reproduction. When you see that unsightly stain on your walls, floors, and ceiling, it’s a living colony feeding off the dead organic substances within and on the surface of the building materials. Understanding the life cycle of mold and learning how it grows will help you realize how quickly it can spread and what it takes to eliminate it. [Read more…] about The Life Cycle of Mold and How it Grows
When you discover mold in your home, a natural reaction is to want to get rid of it due to its negative effects on your health. However, when people think of mold abatement, they often believe remediation and removal are one and the same. Not only are the two different, but their application depends on the unique mold scenario. In this blog, we will explain the differences between mold remediation vs. mold removal, and when it’s best to use them. [Read more…] about Mold Remediation vs. Mold Removal: The Right Choice for You
Not only can mold in your home be a costly problem, but it can also be dangerous, particularly when it comes to black mold. Exposure to toxic black mold can cause a wide range of symptoms and health problems, and the longer the exposure goes unnoticed, the more dangerous these symptoms can become. To help keep your family safe, you must first educate yourself on the harmful effects of black mold on your health.
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Humidity in your home can affect more than just your comfort. If your home suffers from high humidity, there is a greater risk of mold growth, which in turn can affect your health. Taking steps to limit humidity to prevent mold growth in your home can ensure you are not putting yourself at health or financial risks. [Read more…] about How to Limit Humidity to Prevent Mold in Your Home
Does your home breath? It might seem like a weird question, but the circulation of air into, around, and out of your home is a critical part of the wellness of your home and everyone in them. Normally, between open windows, AC, and house venting, airflow comes into your home and avoid leading to air recirculation and dead air zones. However, in winter, your home can easily become locked down, leading to higher humidity, a lack of fresh air, and mold growth causes. [Read more…] about Mold Growth Causes: Is Your Home Breathing in Winter?
Every day we’re exposed to smells that would make us sick with long exposure: chemical fumes like the hydrocarbons in car exhaust or the waft of decay from garbage cans or dumpsters. However, the biggest risks to your health are those things you can’t smell – sometimes because you slowly become accustomed to the smell or they have no smell at all because they are always with you in your own home. Today we’re going to look at one of those home health risks that grow on their own, bioaerosols, and how mold is one of the leading causes of them. [Read more…] about How Mold Causes Bioaerosols and Why They Make You Sick