Mold Blog by The Mold Inspection Exerts

How Does Mold Travel

Mold moves around our environment predominantly via air and water. Those are not the only ways that mold gets around though. Literally anything that mold lands on can act as a movement source.

Within our homes, mold and other contaminants will spread when disturbed by improper cleaning (read more on How to properly clean moldy surfaces) or through our home ventilation systems.

August 22, 2014 / / - / Mold Facts

What Does Mold Eat

Who’s hungry? Black mold is! Just like other types of mold, black mold can develop and grow almost anywhere. Mold can thrive in damp, soft soil as well as other organic decomposing items such as fallen trees, logs, dead leaves and limbs. Indoors, black mold also loves damp areas and, in particular, items that are high in cellulose, such as rugs, carpets, anything wood, and dry wall.
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August 22, 2014 / / - / Mold Facts

How to Control Moisture in Your Home

Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips

When water leaks or spills occur indoors – ACT QUICKLY. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will not grow.

  • Clean and repair roof gutters regularly.
  • Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation.

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August 22, 2014 / / - / Mold Prevention

Detecting Mold With Your Nose

Smell is regarded by some as our strongest sense. One things that is for sure is that smell is the your best connection to memory. When it comes to mold, if you have ever smelt it, you will never forget it. This is how you can detect mold in your own home quickly, easily and at no cost!

If your nose has picked up an earthy, musty scent, this is a good indication that mold is present. How to you confirm this smell though? Step outside.
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August 22, 2014 / / - / Do It Yourself

Do I have mold in my house?

Sneezing? Runny nose? Congestion? Allergies? If you have any of these mold related symptoms then there is a chance that there is mold growing somewhere in your home. Even if you can’t see it, mold related health problems may be creating uncomfortable and even debilitating conditions within your home.
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May 10, 2014 / / - / Health Problems

16 Facts About Mold

  1. Exposure to mold can result in a number of health problems including asthma, respiratory problems, allergic reactions, rashes, nose and throat irritation, headaches and more.
  2. You cannot completely remove mold in an indoor environment but you can control the growth and spread of mold.
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May 9, 2014 / / - / Mold Facts

How does mold grow

Although mold grows naturally in our outdoor environment, within our homes there are certain requirements needed for mold to grow and reproduce. A suitable food source, the right temperature, oxygen and of course, water.
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May 9, 2014 / / - / Mold Facts, Mold Prevention

Mold Exposure Health Problems

How do molds affect people?

Some people are sensitive to molds while others have a higher tolerance. For those people with sensitivities, common symptoms of mold exposure include nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Symptoms of exposure to more toxic molds include:
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May 9, 2014 / / - / Health Problems

How to Properly Clean Mold

If you have ever had a mold contamination in your home or office then you know the stress and heartache that can accompany it. What you may not realize is that a solution is closer than you think. Many household products act as great mold killers and cleaners if you use them correctly. In this article, we are going to show you how to properly prep and clean a moldy surface.
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May 9, 2014 / / - / Uncategorized

Killing Mold with Household Products

If you have a mold contamination in your home or office, there is good news. Small mold contamination’s (less than 10 square feet in overall size) can be cleaned on your own with common household products.

Before you attempt to clean mold using any of the products below, remember to prepare yourself with protective gloves, eye wear and an approved breathing mask.
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May 9, 2014 / / - / Do It Yourself, Mold Removal