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Dangers of Black Mold for Elderly

Dangers of Black Mold for Elderly

Baby Boomers are beginning to reach age 65, the typical age to be classified as “elderly.” This large generation will be experiencing many things over the next few decades. For many, one of these things will unfortunately be declining health.  Even a healthy older...
Can Mold Cause Digestive Problems?

Can Mold Cause Digestive Problems?

Estimates report that at least 50% of American homes have mold in them. This is due to high indoor humidity, water damage and spills: things that are hard to entirely prevent.  So it’s safe to assume that your home may have mold.  Other than an icky appearance, this...
Can Mold Cause Hair Loss?

Can Mold Cause Hair Loss?

Hair loss for any reason can make a person self-conscious. Some common reasons for hair loss include the following:  Alopecia Hormonal imbalances  Medications  Radiation  Trichotillomania  General anesthesia  …and there’s one more that may surprise you: MOLD.  Mold...
5 Types of Mold in Air Ducts

5 Types of Mold in Air Ducts

The conditions that mold finds ideal are dark, moist, and warm. Your home provides more than a few places that meet these criteria, including the kitchen, bathrooms, attics, basements, and crawl spaces.  Another area that frequently develops mold is the HVAC system....
Is There Mold in Your Insulation?

Is There Mold in Your Insulation?

Any area of your home can develop mold, but some are much more common because they readily provide the perfect conditions.  Mold loves dark, undisturbed areas. A few other things that mold needs to grow include moisture and a food source. Once these conditions are...
What is Sick Building Syndrome?

What is Sick Building Syndrome?

A healthy environment is important no matter where you are: school, work or home.  Employers and safety managers are charged with providing clean air to workers and guests, but homeowners are solely in control of their home’s air quality.  If the interior air becomes...
What is IAQ?

What is IAQ?

IAQ stands for indoor air quality, and it is an important factor in the health of your home. This is a rating of how pure the air is inside your home and other buildings.  Air quality is directly related to the health and comfort of the people who spend time in that...
September is Mold Awareness Month!

September is Mold Awareness Month!

The Environmental Protection Agency, better known as the EPA, has deemed September as Mold Awareness Month.  As with other awareness campaigns, this is a time to educate the public about the issue and make sure people know dangers of long-term mold exposure.  With...
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