Mold Sinus Problems & Bio-Film in the Body
Bio-Film in the Body—Symptoms such as an inflamed nasal passage, body aches and a cold that worsens usually suggest a sinus infection caused by bacteria. However, sometimes sinus problems aren’t due to bacterial infections alone but are caused from molds. Sinuses are air-filled passages in the face and head that are lined with a mucous […]
Why and Where Mold Grows
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Mold Growth Mold can grow on virtually any organic material as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that grow on: Wood Paper Carpet Food Insulation Because mold eats or digests what it is growing on, it can damage a building and its furnishings. If left unchecked, […]
At What Humidity Level Does Black Mold Start to Grow?
Any area with high humidity is susceptible to black mold problems. A relative humidity greater than 55 percent is enough to support the growth of black mold. Indoors, humidity levels can fluctuate drastically due to the effects of HVAC systems. Humidity can even vary greatly from room to room, so it is important to monitor […]
In 2002, the U.S. International Trade Commission reported that according to one estimate, US insurers paid over $3 billion in mold-related lawsuits, more than double the previous year’s total. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2003 there were over 10,000 mold-related lawsuits pending in US state courts. Most were filed in states with high humidity, but suits were […]
10 Signs Your Home May Be Contaminated with Mold
After what we went through a year ago, mold is near the top of my list of things to worry about. Mold can start growing so very easily – depending on the variety, something needs to be wet between 24 and 72 hours before it will start to grow. (That’s because there are mold spores in the […]
May Brings Spring Flowers… But April Showers Might Have Brought MOLD!
With all the rain we’ve had in April, there’s a good chance your home or business might have mold due to recent conditions being perfect for mold growth. It doesn’t take long—24 hours is all—so if you’ve had water in your basement, around your foundation, or leaking from a roof or window, you should check […]
Did Mold Suddenly Become Safe?
I remember the lawsuits and hysteria surrounding the mold problems of Erin Brockovich, the Ballards in Texas, and even Ed McMahon with his sheepdog, Muffin. “Black Mold” was called the “next asbestos” — and the media frenzy was on. But today, we just don’t hear very much about mold, do we? Did it go away? […]
Dr. Oz Recommends Certification/Licensing for Mold Professionals
Dr. Oz completed a great segment on dealing with toxic mold and the dangers the public may face when being scammed by unlicensed, untrained mold guys. NORMI and the IICRC were upheld as “the good guys,” credible, national training/certification organizations that help clients with assessing and cleaning up mold problems in indoor environments. NORMI, the […]
OSHA Cites Indoor Air Quality as Important for Workers’ Health
Good indoor air quality is important for homes, but also for businesses. A poor work environment leads to more sick days and sluggish employees. All of this combines to poor productivity and employee performance. An investment in clean air for a workplace can repay itself many times over. OSHA says the following about workplace indoor […]
Don’t Let Water & Storm Damage Sink Your Finances:
The IICRC Nonprofit Sets the Standards for Cleaning, Inspection, and Restoration Services In a Nutshell: Water damage can strike unexpectedly, causing costly damage to homes and businesses. Many people don’t face water damage in time, nor do they use proper equipment to get rid of the water or the subsequent mold that develops. The best […]