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?
The fall is a great time in New England: the leaves are falling, the air is brisk, and the holidays are starting. And you’re not the only one ready to have a party. Autumn also brings with it the start of the rainy season, and that same brisk weather means your home is locking down and heating up. These two factors: an increase in moisture and nowhere for it to go can start building the perfect environment for mold – and that’s not even counting any curveballs the weather can throw at you. [Read more…] about Dealing with Household Mold in Fall
From commercial complexes to single-family buildings, mold is a problem that often augments other issues of the building, from leaking HVAC systems to flooding caused by storms. Any source of water can potentially be a source of mold, and water damage brings a heightened chance with the “perfect storm” of water drenched materials that are often in hard-to-reach areas. Let’s go over some of the most common types of water damage and how mold can impact them. [Read more…] about Will Water Damage Lead to Mold?
If you’ve already had a mold problem in your home, you know the time, energy, and health costs that come with mold growth. It’s time to make sure that it doesn’t come back and, more importantly, that the underlying causes of mold in the first place are dealt with. Regardless of the size of your mold problem or if you had to call in the professionals for removal, the only thing worse than a mold problem is dealing with it a second time. [Read more…] about How to Keep Mold Away After Removal From Your Home
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
Winter is going to find you spending time in your home more than ever. From bad weather to holiday guests, you, your family, and your friends will be spending more and more time indoors. Because of this, it’s important that your home is free from toxic mold spores, especially mycotoxin-carrying molds such as black mold. Wintertime is home to several ways your home can become filled with moisture and water damaged materials – a perfect breeding ground for toxic mold and mildew. [Read more…] about Winter Water Damage and Mold Growth