Lurking in the Crawl Space
Crawl spaces are one of the most ignored parts of a home. After all, we’ve all heard the phrase — out of sight, out of mind. However, without proper care and attention, your home’s crawl space might become home to pests, germs, and, worst of all, mold! But why are crawl spaces so beloved by […]
What Does Mold Look Like?
Mold is one of the many issues that homeowners can come across. But, unlike other types of home problems, mold can actually cause real health issues and lower the value of your property. That’s why it’s vital to get rid of it as soon as possible. However, you can’t do that without knowing what mold […]
What Does Mold Smell Like and How to Detect It at Home?
Most people can agree that every house has its own unique smell, which often reflects the nature of the home and those who live in it. However, sometimes, some factors can change the smell to be less than appealing, one of them being mold. And though mold doesn’t always have a strong smell, it’s certainly […]
Summertime is Mold Season. Is Your Home Ready?
We all love summer, but the truth is — it seriously increases the chances of mold growth in our homes. In fact, some mold spores are completely inactive during cold months, and they start growing rapidly once it gets hotter outside. Summer is also the time when we lock up and leave our homes to […]
Black Mold Exposure — What It Is and Isn’t
By now, all of us have come across articles that talk about how dangerous exposure to black mold can be. Apparently, in some severe cases, it can even cause cancer and death. But is there any medical research to back up these claims? Here’s what we need to know about black mold exposure. What Is […]
Mold and How It Works
Ah, mold. We’ve all had a moldy patch or two on the bathroom wall at some point. Many of us also enjoy blue cheese, and who hasn’t had last week’s bread go all blue and fuzzy? However, there is more to it than that. Mold is everywhere — quite literally. Even if we can’t see […]
Is There Mold on Your Christmas Tree?
Tree Mold and Allergies The holiday season that starts in late November and continues throughout December can hold some unexpected danger in the form of our seemingly innocent Christmas tree. Christmas tree mold could pose a threat to people with allergies and asthma. In fact, studies published in 2007 and 2011 by allergist Dr. Lawrence […]
Is There Mold Hiding in Your Dream Home?
Purchasing a new home can be extremely stressful. You have to examine all aspects of the home — and that’s after you’ve already found the one you like. Unfortunately, sometimes you will still end up with a home that needs more repairs than you originally planned for. Mold is one of those things that can […]
Buying & Selling a Home With a Mold Problem
As far as house problems go, mold might not be at the top of the list, but it’s still a nuisance. It’s bad for the house and anyone living in it. No wonder buyers wiggle their noses at the idea of buying a home with mold. But just how bad is it? Here are the […]
What to Do When You Find Mold in Your Restaurant
For any restaurant owner, a health inspection is a stressful process. No matter how clean and polished your establishment is, you’ll always dread that inevitable visit, where everything you have and do will be inspected under a microscope — metaphorically and literally. A proper visit from health inspection means that people in charge of checking […]