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Understanding IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Understanding IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Understanding IAQ – Indoor Air Quality   Indoor air quality is defined by the depiction of concentrations of pollutants and thermal conditions that may negatively affect the health, comfort, and performance of a building’s occupants.  Indoor pollution sources...

Guide to Understanding Mold, Symptoms, Causes and Remediation

Guide to Understanding Mold, Symptoms, Causes and Remediation

Guide to Understanding Mold, Symptoms, Causes and Remediation   Mold 411: Mold is found everywhere.  Mold is a type of fungus and can be identified in different shades of white, black, green, orange, and purple, have a fuzzy or flat look, and grows both outside...

Mold Facts and Why Testing is Important

Mold Facts and Why Testing is Important

Mold Facts and Why Testing is Important   What Makes Mold Grow? Mold only needs a few things to grow and become a very big problem: Nutrients (aka food) Optimal place to grow Moisture – any kind   Mold Testing, Why? -You notice a mold smell “wet sock or...

Tis the Season for…. Mold?  Protect your Holiday Decorations

Tis the Season for…. Mold?  Protect your Holiday Decorations

Tis the Season for…. Mold?  Protect your Holiday Decorations   Ahh, the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season invoking fond memories, traditions, and good cheer.  Enjoying the excitement of transforming your home with bright lights and treasured holiday...

Mold Growth in Kitchen and Household Appliances

Mold Growth in Kitchen and Household Appliances

Mold Growth in Kitchen and Household Appliances   Mold can and will grow everywhere, both outside and inside, promoting the potential of costly remediation and negatively affecting the indoor air quality which can lead to poor health.  Where there is moisture –...

Heavy Rain, Flooding and Mold Growth

Heavy Rain, Flooding and Mold Growth

Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mold Growth With the ever-changing climate and effects on the environment and weather patterns, it is certain that we will be seeing more heavy rains and flooding for years to come. Heaving rain and flooding can cause a host of problems as...

Is Mold Riding with You in Your Car?

Is Mold Riding with You in Your Car?

Is Mold Riding with You in Your Car?   Have you ever stopped to think that mold may be an invisible passenger in your car or truck!?  As we know, mold is found virtually everywhere outside and inside but is it traveling with you too? Your car, like your home, has...

Outside Mold Growth, Patios and Porches

Outside Mold Growth, Patios and Porches

Mold grows everywhere, both inside and outside, causing damage to your home and health. It is common year-round and has the unique ability to find the perfect conditions to do so and thrive. Outside mold invades organic material such as leaves, wood, and grass. It is...

Tips for a Mold Free Garage

Tips for a Mold Free Garage

A garage is a place that most of us use for storing anything from A to Z and then some.  Housing old furniture, magazines, clothes, or unused items, etc. it is often not the first place we think of for a mold problem to start.  Whether they are attached or detached,...

Is There Mold in your Mattress?

Is There Mold in your Mattress?

Ahhh, your mattress.  The place you lay your head after a long day, curl up with a good book during inclement weather, or use it as a gathering space for the family to read a bedtime story.  It is a place where we spend a lot of time and trust it to be a safe space...

The Unexpected – Your Water Heater Bursts

The Unexpected – Your Water Heater Bursts

You could be sitting in your living room enjoying a night of TV.  You could be deep in a REM cycle.  You could be hosting a long-planned celebration.  You could be out of town on a trip of a lifetime.  All these could be possible scenarios of when your water heater...

Houseplants and Mold

Houseplants and Mold

Green is my favorite color!  Having houseplants is not only a great and fun hobby but they make a beautiful addition to any décor and help to purify the air.  The downside of houseplants is that sometimes they can grow mold on the leaves or in the soil allowing for...

How to Reduce Formaldehyde Levels in your Home

How to Reduce Formaldehyde Levels in your Home

Formaldehyde: a colorless, toxic, potentially carcinogenic, water-soluble gas, having a pungent odor, usually derived from methyl alcohol by oxidation. The most common way to be exposed to formaldehyde is by inhaling it through the air containing off-gasses. Doing so...

Indoor Air Quality for Home and Business

Indoor Air Quality for Home and Business

 Indoor Air Quality for Home and Business Indoor Air Quality or IAQ is the air you breathe while being indoors and is crucial to good health and wellbeing, especially in homes and places of business where you spend a large amount of time.  While many things can affect...

What Causes Pipes to Burst in your Home

What Causes Pipes to Burst in your Home

That unexpected but very real problem – a pipe in your home bursts and the flood gates open, literally.  In a large part of the country, a common reason for this to happen is by the pipes freezing.  When water lays stagnant it will freeze and expand...

The Health Risks of Clutter in your Home

The Health Risks of Clutter in your Home

The Health Risks of Clutter in your HomeIt is true that being surrounded by excessive clutter can contribute to stress, feeling overwhelmed, and tired, but it also leads to becoming physically sick and negatively affecting your indoor air quality for you and your...

Household Mold Affects Your Pets TOO

Household Mold Affects Your Pets TOO

Mold and its effects on humans are well known however some may not be aware that mold in your home adversely affects your pets too!  Recently, studies have documented that dogs, cats, and other small animals are even more susceptible than humans due to their less...

VOCs and the Dangers of Air Fresheners

VOCs and the Dangers of Air Fresheners

VOC = Volatile Organic Compound – molecules that contain at least one carbon and one hydrogen atom (i.e. organic compounds) that vaporize easily at room temperature. VOCs are found in many household products and personal care items and collectively can emit a...

Good Sense Tips for Buying or Renting a Mold-Free Home

Good Sense Tips for Buying or Renting a Mold-Free Home

Inspect the inside of the home thoroughly for any visual areas that could indicate a breach for moisture buildup such as all faucets, toilets, and under sinks. Look at windows and doors for tight seals as well as any watermarks on ceilings or floors.  If you smell...

COLLEGE DORMS AND MOLD – WHAT TO KNOW

COLLEGE DORMS AND MOLD – WHAT TO KNOW

With the uncertainty of returning to school for college freshman this year with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one thing you may want to make sure of should your child do move into a dorm in the near future, is to make sure his or her area is mold free. Mold in dorms...

Tips to Protect Your Home from Mold Growth During Hurricane Season

Tips to Protect Your Home from Mold Growth During Hurricane Season

June 1st through November 30th – HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE!  Heavy rain, potential floods, and moisture buildup promote the perfect environment for mold to grow.  When mold is present (either seen or unseen) it affects the air quality that in turn contributes to the...

Household Molds Identified

Household Molds Identified

Exposure to indoor, air-borne fungi from moisture-damaged homes and buildings can result in many adverse health issues.AlternariaOften, these types of spores are found in indoor air quality and may have originated outside the home.  Outside habitats include trees,...

Get Connected & Know The Facts-Mold & Indoor Air Quality

Get Connected & Know The Facts-Mold & Indoor Air Quality

It only takes 1 – 2 days for mold to begin to grow. The number one ingredient needed for growth is moisture. If untreated – mold will continue to grow …. and grow. Inhalation is the primary way that people are exposed to mold. Mold’s purpose is to breakdown dead...

What’s That Smell…!??

What’s That Smell…!??

 What's That Smell.....!??With more than 100,000 types of mold species, some types can put off a very unpleasant smell.When you walk into your home and there is a lingering odor of wet socks, a pungent, musty or earthy scent, it may be indicative of mold...

Mold – The Unwelcomed Guest

Mold – The Unwelcomed Guest

Mold – The Unwelcomed Guest Mold?!!  No, not the green stuff that you find on some old bread or leftover cheese.We are talking about Mold in our air, homes, offices and beyond….What makes Mold grow?Mold only needs a few things to grow and become a very big...

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