Aspergillus mold in your home

If you find aspergillus mold in your home, there are several steps you can take to identify the problem and clean it up. The most important thing is to not panic or ignore the problem. The most common types of Aspergillus mold found in homes include A fumigatus, A flavus, and A niger. Once they … Read more

What are mold mycotoxins?

Many types of mold, also known as fungi, are some of the most toxic and deadly substances in existence. There are over 400 known species of fungus (mold) that have been proven to be toxic to animals, humans, and plants. The main reason they can cause illness is that they release spores that produce toxic … Read more

What is mold?

Mold (American English) is a microbial growth that develops on organic, decaying, dead, or wet materials. In the UK, they spell it, mould. The Latin word is fungus, and the plural is fungi. Yeast and mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of mold but are normally referred to as fungi. Mildew is another commonly used word … Read more

Signs of black mold in air vents

Black mold (also known as stachybotrys chartarum and aspergillus) in air vents is a sign of a serious problem. It can cause serious health problems, including respiratory issues and many other issues. It’s especially dangerous to people with immune, asthma, or respiratory problems. Some people may be able to see black mold growing on the … Read more

Do dehumidifiers help with mold?

If you live in an area that is humid or you have to often keep your windows closed due to bad weather, then you should consider installing a dehumidifier in your home to help prevent mold growth. Here is why they help. Mold needs two things to grow: water and food. If you don’t provide … Read more

What is the best way to clean carpet and avoid mold?

You may not be aware that cleaning your carpets actually has more potential dangers than vacuuming. For example, carpet technicians often use detergents, soaps, spot removers and degreasers that contain several toxic chemicals which have been proven to be harmful to you and your family’s health and also your pet’s health. If you have carpet, your goal should … Read more

New Construction Homes With Mold

Just because you are having a new home built or buying one, that does not mean it will not have mold. In fact, many experts claim that the water damage cannot be seen in 80 to 90% of cases — meaning most homeowners may never know they have a mold problem growing within their walls. … Read more

What does black mold look like?

Stachybotrys chartarum is the most well-known black mold because of its dark greenish-black appearance that often also looks fuzzy or slimy and, with time, can grow into large dark colonies. The color and tecture also depends on its age and if it is wet or dry. It can be found both indoors and outdoors, and can … Read more