What Are the Most Common Health Problems Mold Causes?

Why Book a Mold Inspector as Soon as You Notice Problems at Your Home? If you notice green blue little fuzzy spots in different corners of your home, then you definitely have mold problems that need to be professionally addressed in order to be solved before they grow bigger. Mold spreads really quickly and affects the health of your family members. This is why it is of great importance to address all your mold problems quickly after you notice something wrong! Here is what problems mold spores can cause if you fail to book the services of a reliable local...
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Your Coffee Maker Is Full Of Mold. Here’s How To Clean It

We love nothing more than a good cup of coffee. But a good cup of mold? Not so energizing. A 2011 study from NSF International found that about half of coffee makers (we’re talking the classic, basket-and-carafe kind here) had yeast and mold growing in their reservoirs. About one in ten were home to coliform bacteria. On average, home coffee reservoirs also had higher germ counts than both bathroom door handles and toilet seats. And while the study tested only 22 households, germ specialist Kelly Reynolds said she doesn’t doubt the results. “(Coffee makers) are certainly a moist environment where...
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Fighting Mold with Clove Essential Oil

Mold is everywhere, and toxic molds often take root within homes and other buildings. Water leaks and damp environments fuel the fugal growth and the proliferation of mold spores in the environment. Once mold is discovered, a safe and effective treatment is necessary to prevent further damage to building structure and the health of those who are exposed. One common cleaning method, chlorine bleach, is neither a safe nor often a effective solution. However, essential oils are becoming known as a harmless and potent killer of molds. Clove Essential Oil Cloves are derived from an evergreen tree native to Indonesia....
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How to Remove Mold and the Smell from Clothing

Do Items in Your Home Have a Musty Odor or Mildew Stains? Mold thrives in places of high humidity and warmth. The more damp and warm an area is, the better. This includes walls, floors, personal items and even clothes. So what can be done about it? The first thing to note is timing. The faster you can find a mold contaminated item, the better. Mold becomes increasingly hard to remove and deal with as it grows and thrives. Mold can be found in some of the oddest places because it has the ability to thrive almost anywhere as long...
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How to Reduce Humidity Levels to Prevent Mold and Mildew

High humidity levels can often be a contributing factor or cause of mold growth. Too much humidity in a home can lead to mold and mildew proliferation, especially during wet seasons. It is important to moderate these humidity levels and take steps to reduce them if they become too high. Prevention is the most important aspect in keeping mold at bay. Below are some suggestions to help monitor and decrease humidity in the home. Determine if your humidity levels are high An indoor humidity monitor can help distinguish if you need to reduce your levels. The recomended humidity levels are 40...
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How to kill mold with Borax

How Borax Kills Mold You hear a lot about how to kill mold, or how to remove mold.  There are debates about whether you should use a biocide or some natural alternative such as vinegar or grape seed extract.  One thing that really helps to know, however, is how something kills or removes mold. Now borax has a really cool name, maybe because it sounds really mean like anthrax, or Clorox, or maybe just because it has the phonic ‘ax’ in it.  At any rate, borax is interesting because it is a naturally occurring substance, and in addition to its...
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Reasons Why You Should Never Use Bleach To Clean Mold

Chlorine bleach is often regarded as the answer for removing and halting mold growth. It is usually the first thing many reach for when cleaning a mold contaminated area. While bleach may be effective in certain applications, it will not exonerate mold on a porous surface. Bleach can actually contribute negatively to certain mold problems. It loses effectiveness over time. Chlorine bleach rapidly looses its effectiveness. If you leave a glass of chlorinated water out on the counter for a few days, the chlorine will evaporate. This happens within the container as well. This evaporation process indicates that it will...
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You need to fix the problem NOT cover it.

DID YOU KNOW?  Painting over mold does not eliminate the problem, it only covers it up. When you have a mold problem, you first need to determine how much of the problem can be removed and how much need to be cleaned and treated.  First you will need to contain the area where the work is to be done, then remove the material that is effected that is considered disposable, that includes: drywall,  trim work, insulation, carpeting and more.  After the disposable material is removed we will then clean and treat all of the surrounding area. You should never just...
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The Effects of Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are produced on the surface of mold spores. Uniquely, they remain toxic even after the spore itself is dead. Mycotoxins are what cause the sicknesses in people and animals. The good news is that not all molds produce mycotoxins. Molds are split into two genres. Toxigenic and Non-toxigenic. Molds that produce mycotoxins are considered to be toxigenic. Those that don’t are non-toxigenic. What Types of Mycotoxins Are There? There are 5 main strands of mycotoxins: Aflatoxins, Ochratoxin A, Fumonisins, certain Trichothecenes and Zearalenone. What do Mycotoxins Do? Mycotoxins can cause the more serious issues that occur i.e. breathing...
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Natural Methods

The molds inside our homes produce toxic agents known as mycotoxins which can have negative effects on human health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that seven million premature deaths are linked to indoor air pollution annually. And according to the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), the people at greatest risk of health effects and mold symptoms due to mold are infants and children, elderly people, and pregnant women; as well as individuals with allergies, asthma, sinusitis, or other respiratory conditions. The good news is that there are precautions that you can take at home. A common misconception...
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  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Washington DC
Our Services:
  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Remediation
  • Mold Prevention
  • Timely Delivery
  • Competitive Pricing
  • And Much More