Snow Mold Lawn Fungus: What is it and how to treat it?

For some people winter is a thing to bemoan as they wrap up in sweaters and blankets, counting down the days until summer returns. For others, winter is a time to enjoy the snow, skiing, sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and other cold-weather activities beckon. Of course, winter also has the ability to affect your home [...]

By |2019-01-04T13:37:07+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Snow Mold Lawn Fungus: What is it and how to treat it?

Why You Shouldn’t Use Chlorine Bleach To Clean Mold

Many American Households have some form of bleach as an all-purpose cleaner and surface disinfectant. Its chlorine component has a long-standing reputation for killing microbes on hard surfaces. Yet recently the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and other organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency are making a closer examination of bleach. This includes changing [...]

By |2019-01-04T13:21:55+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Use Chlorine Bleach To Clean Mold

Can I Paint Over Mold?

The short answer is: no. You should never, in any circumstance, paint over mold. This is a huge mistake made by both homeowners and landlords every day when it comes to “fixing” a mold problem. Unfortunately, painting over mold does no good. In fact, it can lead to more costly repairs, negative health conditions, and [...]

By |2018-07-11T12:13:10+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Can I Paint Over Mold?

What Are Mold Mites & How To Get Rid Of Them

When you think of a mold patch in your home, you probably don’t think much of it. Since mold is just a collection of tiny fungal spores, most people just wipe it up without a second thought. When you think of mold growing, you think of the moisture and darkness that mold needs to feed [...]

By |2018-05-22T11:41:05+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What Are Mold Mites & How To Get Rid Of Them

How To Detect And Kill Mold On Concrete

When you think of mold growth, it is unlike that concrete is the first surface to come to mind. Rather, drywall, wood, or insulation are the more common areas that mold grows. However, mold can still grow on concrete (especially in basements) leading to cosmetic damage and health concerns. Getting rid of mold on concrete [...]

By |2018-05-21T14:24:12+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How To Detect And Kill Mold On Concrete

What Is Slime Mold?

Slime mold isn’t your typical mold. In fact, it isn’t really mold at all. Nor is it an animal, nor is it a plant, nor is it a fungus. In fact, slime mold isn’t much of anything. Yet, it has some remarkable capabilities that both help it survive and make it particularly interesting to researchers. [...]

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Is Mold In Your Front-Load Washing Machine Harmful?

A while back we did an article on why mold in your dishwasher is dangerous to you and your family’s health. It turns out that the dishwasher isn’t the only home appliance that is a harbor to that dangerous mold. Your washing machine is another perfect habitat for mold. Is it as dangerous as when [...]

By |2018-05-21T14:16:02+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Is Mold In Your Front-Load Washing Machine Harmful?

What Can Breathing In Mold Do To You?

Mold can grow just about anywhere. It sounds like a nightmare to deal with and in a way it sort of is. If you are a homeowner, finding out that you have mold can be the last piece of news you want to hear. While it isn’t as bad as say, termites, mold can still [...]

By |2018-04-10T14:49:33+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What Can Breathing In Mold Do To You?

Mold In The Attic: FAQ Guide

Finding out that you have mold in your home can be a scary and concerning discovery. You may not know how to get rid of it or may be worried about the potential negative health effects from the airborne spores. Perhaps you are confused about how it got there since your home is newer or [...]

By |2018-04-03T09:27:55+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Mold In The Attic: FAQ Guide

What Is Torula Mold?

Torula mold is a yeast that has practical uses but can also be pathogenic. One the one hand, this common mold, in its inactive form, can be a flavor enhancer, a starter culture in the production of certain cheeses, and, when dissolved in water, can organically control olive flies in California and Europe. But, as [...]

By |2018-03-30T14:36:30+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Is Torula Mold?