Springtime Mold Prevention Tips

Mold Allergies Peak In The Spring. Why Is That? Mold allergies increase in the spring because as temperatures start to increase, good ol’ mold begins to awaken. Before you know it, mold will be all over your grass, and with that development, mold allergy issues begin to increase. Accompanied by pollen, another fun aspect of spring, this can make [...]

Springtime Mold Prevention Tips2018-03-13T09:47:03-04:00

How To Detect Mold Hidden In Your Home

We all know that familiar musky smell of mold. Maybe you’ve been smelling it around your home or maybe you’ve noticed that you are coughing and sneezing more than usual. In homes, hidden mold is often a concerning prospect. Mold is tiny, microscopic to be exact, and can hide nearly anywhere. It lurks in cracks, crevices, and nooks that [...]

How To Detect Mold Hidden In Your Home2018-03-02T15:59:25-05:00

How to Detect and Kill Mold on Carpet

Can Mold In Carpets Be Dangerous? Mold may not be easily visible on a carpet’s surface, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. And unfortunately, mold is nearly impossible to exterminate. Even if it appears mold has been removed, it’s most likely still there because carpet is porous, and microscopic mold spores can find their way into the holes [...]

How to Detect and Kill Mold on Carpet2018-03-02T10:54:53-05:00

Is Mildew & Mold The Same Thing?

What Is The Difference Between Mold vs Mildew? Many people find it difficult to tell a difference between mold and mildew. They look similar, smell similar, and grow in similar places. Right now you may even me saying, “Wait there’s a difference?”. These two fairly common fungi are found in homes all across America on a daily basis. They [...]

Is Mildew & Mold The Same Thing?2018-03-01T14:46:40-05:00

What Is Efflorescence? It’s White & Chalky On Walls & Floors…But Is It Mold?

What Is Efflorescence And Why Is It Confused With Mold? Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts that are generally white and chalky and can be seen on surfaces such as stone, stucco, brick, and concrete. It’s a pretty common substance that is often confused with mold, but mold is usually green, blue, or black (though it can indeed [...]

What Is Efflorescence? It’s White & Chalky On Walls & Floors…But Is It Mold?2018-03-01T14:36:20-05:00

How Do I Get Rid Of Mold In Basement Areas?

It’s important to keep an eye on mold growing in your basement and taking steps to remove it if necessary. Many have heard of the various health issues that can arise from exposure to mold, which ranges from mild respiratory issues and allergic reactions to life-threatening conditions such as pneumonia and bleeding in the lungs. Mold growth in the [...]

How Do I Get Rid Of Mold In Basement Areas?2018-03-01T14:23:36-05:00

What Is Yellow Mold?

Mold comes in all shapes and sizes and is a common problem for homeowners, especially those in older homes or wet climates. Most people assume that mold is always black, or the blueish-green color, but with over 300 strains of mold discovered it comes in many different colors. Yellow mold may be surprising to find but it, just like [...]

What Is Yellow Mold?2018-02-26T12:42:42-05:00

What Is Stachybotrys Mold?

What Is Stachybotrys Mold Stachybotrys is a family of mold that is present inside and outside of the home. Stachybotrys decays organic matter like leaves or dead plants. Just one type of Stachybotrys—Stachybotrys atra—grows indoor. What Does Stachybotrys Mold Look Like? Stachybotrys can be dark brown or black and can have a slimy, or sooty consistency. Depending on the [...]

What Is Stachybotrys Mold?2018-02-12T09:36:35-05:00

What Is Trichoderma Mold?

What Is Trichoderma Mold? Trichoderma is a pervasive form of mold. Like Penicillium, it has some benefits—it is used as a fungicide and plant pathogen in biotechnology and agriculture. However, like all forms of mold, Trichoderma can damage your home and make you sick. Characteristics Of Trichoderma Mold Trichoderma begins its life transparent in color, but becomes white and [...]

What Is Trichoderma Mold?2018-02-12T09:21:41-05:00

What Is Ulocladium Mold?

Ulocladium is a quick-growing strain of mold that requires more water to proliferate than other strains and usually takes hold when a home has sustained significant water damage. It is usually seen in high moisture areas including bathrooms, basements, and kitchens, and on wallpaper, painted walls, and painted surfaces. Outside, it is found in soil and on decaying plants. [...]

What Is Ulocladium Mold?2018-02-13T14:08:32-05:00