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Mold damage prevention tips after a flood

Paula Hensley, June 14 2021

One of the most damaging parts of moisture is that mould thrives in humid conditions. Spring-like showers and summer humidity take their toll on the cellar and its humidity. Mould is a strong allergen and the spores it releases can affect the upper respiratory tract. According to CDC, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found sufficient evidence in 200...

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4 Mold Signs

Paula Hensley, May 25 2021

Mold can cause a slew of health problems, from allergies and asthma to discomfort. It is important that your home or office remain free of this pesky fungus for safety reasons! Here are some common signs it may be present in the air: discolored walls, stains on surfaces like desks/furniture (you might also see black spots), an increase in negative...

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Mold is Gross

Paula Hensley, May 24 2021

Mold is gross. It’s also a health hazard, and it can be hard to spot. We know how frustrating it can be when you don't know what's causing that musty smell in your home or office. That’s why we created this handy guide on how to spot mold by smell, look and water damage so you can get rid of the problem before it gets worse!

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The Colors of Mold

Paula Hensley, May 17 2021

The color of mold can be a clue as to what it means for your health. It can range from the good-natured white, which indicates that you have nothing more than an innocent food product spoilage on your hands; or black, meaning that toxic spores are present and pose serious threats to human beings.

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Do plants provide better air quality?

Paula Hensley, May 1 2021

This can be a tricky question.  Plants do NOT purify air.  At least not like air purifiers do.  Plants do; however, have the ability to slightly lower the amount of certain chemicals in your home.  It would take a room filled of thousands of plants in order to purify it.  Many thousand, cubic feet of air pass through a house each day, plants only r...

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5 Steps to regaining health after mold exposure

Paula Hensley, May 1 2021

Step 1:  Have a professional inspection done.  You will want to find a company certified in mold detection and testing. Step 2: Remove yourself and you items from the environment.  After hiring a professional to get rid of the mold, they will remove the items for you and either discard or save if saveable.

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Do Himalayan salt lamps really help air quality?

Paula Hensley, April 30 2021

Himalayan salt lamps are the current trend, but do they live up to their excitement?  They are being touted as natural air purifiers, but do they really clean the air? Himalayan salt lamps do NOT purify the air.  So what do they do? They provide negative ionization, which does not remove negative pollutants from the air.  When the negative particle...

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One device to help with mold and covid?

Paula Hensley, April 22 2021

Mold spores in certain systems can be killed on contact with certain HEPA air purifies.  Not only do the spores die, but they also can't reproduce due to the lack of moisture.  Air purifiers can help with cleaner air but can also help with covid-19. There are many air purifiers available but most on the market do not kill particles under a certain...

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Clean or Pitch Dishware with mold?

Paula Hensley, February 26 2021

Most people have witnessed a moldy cup after leaving milk, coffee or another substance in it too long. Is water and soap enough to clean moldy dishware? What to clean? What to Pitch? Can you get sick from moldy dishware, silverware or cups?

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Relation between Spring and Mold

Paula Hensley, February 26 2021

Mold season is said to be at its worse in early spring.  If you know you have mold growth forming already from the winter, you'll want to make sure it gets remediated before spring, or else it can multiply faster. A few places to check to see if there is mold in your house before spring include:  crawlspaces, hvac, attics, bathrooms and anywhere th...

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