Do you have a humidifier on your furnace? What do have your humidistat set on?
Although removing mold is an important task, preventing it before it appears is even more essential. That can be done with a moisture meter, which is a useful device that you can get in any hardware store. According to calculations, the average home should have a humidity level between 30% and 60%. However, the exact […]
Top 4 Types of Mold to Look Out for After Water Damage
Since mold thrives in humid environments, it comes as no surprise that it usually goes hand in hand with all types of water damage. In case your home hasn’t been dried and ventilated properly or the damage wasn’t addressed completely, mold can become a serious hazard for everyone. Here’s what you need to know about […]
Top 6 Tips for Mold Prevention in Hot, Humid Conditions
Finding out that mold has taken over your home is never a good experience. Not only can it do a lot of damage to your property, but it may also be a sign of a bigger problem, such as water damage or high humidity. And worst of all, mold can also have a negative impact […]
What Does Mold Growth Mean for You?
When you find mold in your house, it’s reasonable to panic. Why wouldn’t you? The media has been pounding it into our heads that household mold is the worst possible thing we could find in our homes, and while it isn’t the best problem you could run into, you certainly don’t need to pack up […]
Mold and Mildew: Are They the Same Thing?
People often mistake mildew for mold and we can’t really fault them for it. They’re both gross. They’re both fungi. If you don’t deal with mold on a regular basis like we do, it’s easy to get the two confused. There are some differences between the two and I’m going to help you learn what […]
Tips for a Mold-Free Laundry Room
We’ve talked about mold in our attic, mold in our basement, and mold in our bathroom, but what about some of the areas of the house that might provide the perfect environment for mold growth? Anyplace with a faucet might come to mind due to possible leaks and that source of moisture, but what about […]
Household Mold Prevention: Where Do You Start?
Dandelions run rampant in my front yard starting around this time of year and continuing on into the summer if my husband isn’t careful. He spends a good chunk of his time outdoors beginning in the spring taking the proper steps to have our yard looking tip-top by the time summer really gets here. If […]
Household Mold Testing and Removal: The Process
Finding mold in your home can be incredibly frustrating and alarming if you aren’t sure what you’re dealing with and unsure of where to start. We’ve all heard of the adverse side effects of mold and the potential health problems it can cause. You’re probably wondering where to start if you’ve found mold and you […]
Household Mold: Are Air Purifiers Helpful?
If you do your research, you’ll find lots of options to help with do-it-yourself mold removal. This ranges from over-the-counter cleaning solutions to air purifiers. We aren’t against do-it-yourself mold removal if it meets certain conditions. If the patch of household mold is less than 10 square feet, it can be fairly easy to remove. […]
Household Mold and Your Pets
We often hear about the dangers of household mold and have talked about it here on this very blog. The majority of the time, when the dangers of mold are discussed, it’s in regard to the humans living in your household, but what about our furry family members? I have two snorty little pugs who […]