The Signs of Household Mold

Being exposed to mold is always unhealthy, but some strains are more toxic than others. If you have a mold problem or suspect you may have a mold problem the issue will always stem from an unchecked moisture issue. This is why the best way to deal with mold is by preventing it from happening in the first place by checking for common areas of moisture build-up. If mold has already begun to take root, Read more…

3 Common Sources of Indoor Pollution

Indoor pollution can stem from a variety of sources. These sources may originate from the air outside of the house, but they can also originate from inside the house. Indoor sources of pollutions may become particularly problematic during colder seasons when we seal up our homes to conserve heat. Let?s review three of the most common sources of indoor air pollution. We?ll cover how these pollutants can be detected as well as what to do Read more…

Do You Need an Indoor Air Quality Test?

Society has become increasingly more environmentally conscious. Few people, however, pay attention to the air quality in their own homes. This is problematic if the air is polluted with toxins and other irritants. If the goal is to improve the quality of the air we breathe, why not start at home? If you?re not sure whether you should have your home?s air quality tested consider some of the factors below. Listen to your body One of Read more…

Less Moisture, Less Mold

For homeowners that live in a humid climate, the humidity can become a huge problem. More often than not, moisture progresses because the basement has design flaws in waterproofing and thermal insulation. Condensation due to poor ventilation can also occur. The higher the humidity, the more condensation.   The moisture and condensation that accumulates in the basement can lead to mold growth. If not caught immediately, mold can cause property damage as well as health Read more…

Mold Detection

The most effective way to treat mold is by preventing it. You can look around your house and do a spot check to prevent small areas of mold, which will prevent more severe issues in the long run. Most common household molds can be treated with a generic store cleaner and it takes little to no time to get the job done. These pesky indoor molds do have the potential to cause health risks over Read more…

Mold Effects

When it comes to mold, there are more than 100,000 different varieties and all of them can be harmful. Those exposed to different types of mold may not feel the effects of it right away, but over time your health is in jeopardy. There are over 30 different health problems that have been linked to mold exposure, the most common being allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. The mold itself is not what is hazardous Read more…

Sickly Symptoms of Black Mold

When it comes to black mold, it is a major issue for any home or business. If it is not taken care of immediately, it will cause severe respiratory issues for those that are exposed to is. When you notice mold in your home, it is important to contact a professional to ensure that it is a common household mold, and not the dreaded black mold that causes so many issues. Professionals are ready to Read more…

Mold Warning Signs

Every day, millions of people come in contact without mold without even realizing it. Mold loves damp areas with little to no ventilation (like behind walls and under floors). Wherever water travels, mold can arise. Unfortunately, it is usually in places hard to see with the naked eye. There are true medical effects that mold can have on the human body, so it is not something to take lightly. If you have had a flood Read more…

Winter Mold

As temperatures drop into the lower digits, homeowners tend to stop thinking about mold and begin to think about cold weather issues that can arise. But, it is important to note that mold can occur in the winter as well as the more humid months. Even though mold thrives in warm, damp climates, moisture is actually the key to its existence and it can get out of hand during any season. In the winter, moisture Read more…

After Flooding

When thinking of home ownership, there are many natural disasters that can strike. Depending on where the home is located, tornadoes, snow storms, hurricanes, and flooding may be common. Although this is frightening, it is a reality that we all must face. When looking back just this year, many families were displaced because of severe flooding of their homes due to hurricanes and other natural disasters. It is important to know what to do after Read more…