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Moisture

How to prevent mold growth

Paula Hensley, November 10 2021

Mold growth occurswith excessive moisture. Humidity, temperature and poor ventilation can all play a role in mold growth. When the air cannot hold any more moisture, condensationoccurs leaving behind a wet like substance. You are likely to have seen this occur in bathrooms where steam is present, or near windows....

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Mold or Mildew?

Paula Hensley, October 13 2021

When should you worry vs.when you should get cleaned. Did you know that mildew can actually be defined as a specific type of mold? Both mold and mildew are fungusthat containsmultiplenuclei. It can form in patches (green or black) beneath the material's surface. Mildew Mildew; however, is not invasive and...

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How Mold Can Effect the Brain

Icon, October 7 2021

Yes, mold can affect your brain! Depression, anxiety, anger, fear, and helplessness have all been well-documented symptoms of mold. Many times, anxiety and depression can be an early sign of exposure. Symptoms: Additional effects on the brain: It can be difficult knowing you have mold in your home and feeling like you have to get rid of items or mo...

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Moisture

What does mold smell like?

Paula Hensley, September 9 2021

Mold produces microbial volatile organic compounds which can either be odorless or have a musty smell. The process of detecting the smell of mold: Check for reactions when entering the room. The nose can detect the smell first out of any of your other senses. If you are in a room with mold, it may be sneezing or nose irritation Check for the sme...

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Moisture

The Colors of Mold

Paula Hensley, September 3 2021

Click here for information in our faq on mold's different smells

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Can Moisture cause building defects?

Paula Hensley, December 23 2020

Moisture can go through your house in many ways including plumbing/roofing leaks, building material diffusion, flooding, air filtration, high levels in humidity and more. Due to the many ways moisture can be infiltrated into your property, it is recommended to hire a trained and experienced Moisture Inspectors. Once moisture is...

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Floods and Mold

Paula Hensley, December 14 2020

When a city is flooded, it can introduce a new ecosystem consisting of fungal growth. 5o inches of rain not only does damage to the buildings it submerges but it also causes a lot of moisture buildup problems. Wetlands, which once were used to help drain excess water, have been turned into urban neighborhoods, offering little outlet for flooding.

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Mold history

Mold removal by fire - Late 1900's

Paula Hensley, September 18 2019

Mold History Back in the late 1900'sand early 2000's, one way used to get rid of a bad mold infestation was by fire. Burning down the house is what a couple in California had to do in 2003. Ballard and Alison had finished getting the house's leaks repaired. Little did...

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Humidity levels and mold

Paula Hensley, June 10 2019

Mold loves humidity. Did you know humidity levels should be between 30 and 60 percent in order to prevent the spread of mold spores? A good way to make sure humidity stays within those levelsis to use a humidifier that will automaticallyadjust to humidity levels present. Good air conditioning systems can also help by adding extra humidity to the ai...

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