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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...
Thermostat Tips for Mold Prevention

Thermostat Tips for Mold Prevention

Indoor mold is a problem that can lead to sickness and home damages. If it can be avoided, most homeowners will do whatever that entails, or will get mold removed immediately.  Who knew one way to help prevent mold could be as easy as setting your thermostat at the...
About Fall Mold Allergies

About Fall Mold Allergies

Sufferers of “seasonal allergies”… are you sure it’s just the pollen making you sneeze?  If your alleged allergy symptoms last longer than a few days, or if your normal allergy medications don’t seem to be working, you may be dealing with a different allergy...
How Does Mold Spread in a Home?

How Does Mold Spread in a Home?

Mold is a major indoor problem, even in the cleanest of homes. Mold can be seen on food as it ages in the refrigerator and on the counter, but you may also see it form on walls, upholstery bathroom fixtures or inside drains. If mold gets out of hand, professional...
How to Improve Ventilation in Your Home

How to Improve Ventilation in Your Home

Your home is one of the safest places to be when it comes to preventing sickness with proper cleaning, maintenance and ventilation in place. We want to believe that our homes are clean, but no matter how hard we work wiping and scrubbing surfaces, the air around us...
Symptoms of Mold Rash

Symptoms of Mold Rash

Fungus is much more common than most people are aware of. There are over 300,000 varieties of fungi in the world. This includes mushrooms, yeast, ringworm, penicillin and mold.  Mold is everywhere. It’s outside and inside our homes. But it doesn’t become a problem...
Mold 101: What is Orange Mold?

Mold 101: What is Orange Mold?

You’ve probably heard of dangerous black mold, and you’ve certainly seen white, powdery mold, but did you realize that mold can be any color in between?  Most people are unaware that besides black, white and green, there are many colors of mold including pink, brown...
Mold 101: What Are Mycotoxins

Mold 101: What Are Mycotoxins

Mold spores are in the air and on surfaces around us most of the time. We don’t always have an allergic reaction to these mold spores because they are present in very small amounts.  Reactions occur when we are in close contact with mold for extended periods of time....
How Fast Does Mold Grow?

How Fast Does Mold Grow?

You have to act fast when you see mold in your home. By the time you see a colony growing, mold could have completely infiltrated an unseen area of your home, such as the basement, crawl space, or attic.  It’s hard for homeowners to tell how fast mold grows and...
5 Common Mold Myths Busted

5 Common Mold Myths Busted

The Truth About Mold If you find mold in your home, it doesn’t have to turn into a disaster, but there are a few reasons that it often does. Here are a few of the reasons mold in your home becomes a major problem: Homeowners aren’t educated about it They don’t act...
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