Mold growth is a real threat for buildings of all kinds, and the most common problem areas is where water meets surfaces. From leaking pipes to steam and pooling water, kitchens have it all, and commercial kitchens – which see more volume and activity than any residential kitchen – are even more at risk. While mold in a home is a hazard to the health of all the residents, mold in a kitchen of a restaurant or other facility is a hazard to all the employees and those who eat food produced in it. This is why it’s vital to locate and deal with mold in commercial kitchens. [Read more…] about Diagnosing Mold Problems in Your Commercial Kitchen
For homes and businesses, HVAC systems are one of their workhorses. On almost daily during for over half the year, these heating and cooling systems can also harbor a hazard to your family, staff, and customers: mold. This article goes over the basics of the formation of mold in HVAC systems, how you can identify it, and where to go from there. Many of these apply equally to both residential and commercial buildings; it’s only the scale that differs. [Read more…] about Diagnosing and Dealing with Mold in HVAC Systems
During the wintertime, you and your family and friends are going to spend a lot of time in your home. With the windows closed tight and the heating system going at full speed, your home is a great comfort. However, these same conditions can also lead to mold growth in the hidden parts of your home. Today we’re going to talk about temperature, humidity, and ventilation, and how all three can come together in a perfect storm for mold growth in your home. [Read more…] about Controlling Home Mold Growth in Winter
When you’re gearing up to sell your home, it can be a busy and nerve-wracking time. Not only do you need to pack up years of accumulated possessions and deal with the logistics of your new home, but you also have to get your old home ready for sale. Finding and fixings all the little problems, dings, and scratches are one thing, but it can be terrifying to find a major issue in your home. This article looks at what to do when you discover mold in the home selling process, and what you need to do about it before selling. [Read more…] about Can You Sell a Home Containing Mold?
The growth of mold and mildew in residential, commercial, and municipal structures as many different factors. The construction of the building, proper ventilation, and water leaks can all play a factor. And while many of these are controllable, the weather is not one of them. Certain seasons and weather events can have an impact on large buildings. Let’s unpack a Mass.gov article called “Preventing mold growth in Massachusetts schools during hot, humid weather” to learn a bit more about how MA’s summer weather affects structures like these. [Read more…] about The Link Between Mold Growth and Massachusetts Weather
While many home hazards are due to a choice of construction materials, mold stands alone as a biological hazard that can grow in your home. It’s important to know how to detect the right environment for mold growth, and finding the mold that may reside in your home. Below are some of the common culprits when it comes to dangerous mold, also known as “toxic mold” for the production of mycotoxins (chemicals dangerous to people and animals in their spores). [Read more…] about Five Molds to Look Out For in Your Home