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Mold Types

Restoration, August 5 2019

Many types of mold exist but most types aren't dangerous. How do you know if the type you have is dangerous? Call Icon! It is important to know the type of mold and how much mold is present. If you have one of the harmful molds (black mold) it can...

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3 dangers of cleaning mold yourself

Restoration, June 18 2019

There are DIY options for cleaning mold yourself, but by doing it yourself, are you actually doing more harm than good? Here are the 3 risks for cleaning it yourself: Spread mold spores further - By not properly cleaning it up, mold spores will be extracted from where they are...

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Mold effects on the brain

Restoration, August 24 2018

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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What does mold smell like?

Restoration, February 1 2018

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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Mold or Mildew?

Restoration, November 21 2017

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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Floods and Mold

Restoration, November 10 2017

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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Can Moisture cause building defects?

Restoration, August 8 2017

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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Mold Testing Importance

Restoration, July 15 2016

Mold Testing is important for many of reasons. Mold can be dangerous and therefore it is important to have it testing properly to determine the extent of mold damage and type. When our team of remediationprofessionals goes to your home or business to test for mold, they do a thorough...

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Mold After Water Damage

Restoration, May 1 2016

Mold smell after water damage Molds are most likely to begin their growth inside your building on or in wet materials after you have experience some water damages in your homes. You don't need to see molds before you know that you have them growing in your home after water damage, once you detect a noticeable earthy or musty smell; it means that yo...

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Signs of Mold

Restoration, March 14 2016

Mold testing is done to find out if you have a problem with mold in your home. Mold tests identify the hidden mold in the house, evaluate the indoor air quality and identify the type of the mold that is growing. It is very important to get mold testing done by a professional mold tester, preferably one who has years of experience in collecting and...

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