Mold is a moisture-loving fungus that comes in many types and thrives in temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. Some mold is helpful, like the kind that breaks down dead leaves and wood. But the kind of mold that grows in your home is not only unsightly, but it can also be dangerous to your health. Three main types of mold can grow in your home: black mold, white mold, and mildew. The different mold types in your home have unique characteristics and require a different approach to removal. Black Mold The most common type of black mold is Stachybotrys chartarum, which... View Article
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Over the last two years, keeping our families safe has been more of a priority than ever before. We always want to protect our families by any means necessary, and that includes protecting them from external threats as well as internal. Keeping our houses clean can help minimize the risk of disease, for example, but that might not always be enough, as threats like mold can still spring up. Mold is one of the most difficult threats to catch because it can gain a foothold in places that we don’t necessarily check every day. Mold removal can be a costly... View Article
Mold remediation is intended to keep residents and homeowners safe by identifying significant mold growth and eradicating it. Mold removal and remediation is now often a part of buying or selling a home—but there are some people who use this as an opportunity to scam people. Let’s take a look at what mold remediation involves and how to avoid dishonest operators. How mold growth occurs in a home If you live in an area where there’s often moisture in the air, the chances of mold growth occurring in the home are much higher. Even homes in areas that are generally... View Article
We’ve all heard of the dangers of mold growth—but if there’s one boogeyman mold out there, it’s black mold. Black mold has a reputation for being toxic and can cause some serious health issues. Black mold exposure is known to cause respiratory issues like coughing and possibly even trouble breathing after prolonged exposure. Those who are around black mold can also develop allergy-like symptoms, including itchiness, watery eyes or a runny nose. Black mold has also been linked to severe headaches in some individuals. This post from your mold remediation contractor will teach you everything else you should know about... View Article
The simple answer is, yes, water damage can easily cause mold. While water damage doesn’t always cause the growth of mold, it’s very common. That’s why it’s important to check your home for mold after any signs of water damage. You should also invest in water damage repairs as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Read on for more information on water damage and the growth of mold. What causes mold to grow in the home? You can find mold spores just about anywhere. However, they only grow and thrive in areas with plenty of moisture. That’s why people... View Article
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