Mold Blog by The Mold Inspection Exerts

Why You Shouldn’t Use Bleach to Kill 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.
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November 2, 2014 / / - / Mold Removal

Essential Oils and Extracts That Combat and Clean Mold

Studies show that many essential oils have properties that not only combat mold, but many that help to bolster our immune system.
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November 2, 2014 / / - / Uncategorized

Removing Mold From Your Shower

Showers and bathtubs are common places for mold growth because of the almost constant dampness that exists.  The good news about these areas, however, is that the mold typically grows on porcelain or tile, which are non-porous surfaces, meaning the mold is only on the surface and can easily be cleaned off.

The best way to keep mold out of bathrooms and showers is by providing good air circulation and frequent cleaning.
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August 22, 2014 / / - / Do It Yourself

Removing Mold from Wood

Wood is a hygroscopic material, which is a fancy term that means it likes to soak up and retain water (think of a sponge).  This makes sense, since wood comes from trees, which soak up water to grow.  While this is good for the tree, its not good for your lumber, furniture, or trim. Let’s go through the steps and talk about some specific issues when removing mold from wood.  Keep in mind these steps assume the mold covers a relatively small area (i.e. less than 10 square feet).
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August 22, 2014 / / - / Do It Yourself

Identifying Mold in Your Home

One of the most irritating problems that most of the homeowners face is the presence of mold. Molds are dangerous. But all the molds are not harmful. There are several varieties of molds. So, one needs to be really conscious and must identify the type of mold before taking any step. For this reason one needs a specialist to identify the type of mold. If they are harmful molds then one needs to take tough steps to eradicate them. If they are least harmful then one may even consider some simple kits to eradicate them. These are also known as toxic mold inspector. They are much experienced professionals and are also aware of the varieties of molds.
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August 22, 2014 / / - / Mold Prevention

Mold Effects on Pets

As you now know, mold can have serious health effects on people.  Unfortunately, your pet may experience even more severe health symptoms than you, due to its often weaker and less advanced immune systems.  In other words, Fido’s smaller and less developed immune system decreases his ability to fight off illness and adverse health symptoms, particularly when Fido is continually exposed to and in close contact with mold for a prolonged period of time. Keep an eye on Fido for any simp for any sign of symptoms that may result from mold exposure.
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August 22, 2014 / / - / Health Problems

Black Mold Exposure Symptoms

When treating a victim of black mold contamination, it is important to note that the symptoms can vary with the amount of mold exposure and the species of the mold. Some of the more common symptoms from black mold include:

1) Inflammation of the eyes — look for irritated eyes that are watery, swollen, red and itchy

2) Nasal congestion — look for stuffed-up nose, congested nose, or even runny nose.  In extreme cases sinus congestion might occur.
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August 22, 2014 / / - / Black Mold, Health Problems

How to Test for Black Mold

Testing for mold can help you identify a potential infestation. For that mold in hard-to-see places, a test can take measurements from the air quality in the home and identify whether you might have hidden mold and what type or species of mold you might be dealing with.
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August 22, 2014 / / - / Black Mold, Mold Testing

Where is Mold Found

Mold is found everywhere. It is a part of our natural environment both indoors and out. The mold that we are concerned about in our home and offices though is growing mold that comes as a result of moisture problems. To that end, mold is most commonly found in our bathrooms, kitchens, basements and attics.

August 22, 2014 / / - / Mold Facts

Is Mold Dangerous

Some types of mold ca be very dangerous while others are perfectly harmless. The dangerous ones release Mycotoxins into the air which we inhale or absorb. When this happens, mold related health problems can arise. While some people have minor reactions to mold exposure, others have more severe problems.

August 22, 2014 / / - / Mold Facts