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How to Beat Mold in Drain Pipes

A Hidden Threat

The state of your home greatly depend on its electric installations and its pipes. However, while your electrical installation can pose hazard for your safety if not secured, the way in which moldy pipes endanger your health is much more subtle. To put it simply, day in and out you will intake a lot of harmful substances through consumption or through skin without even noticing it. The worst thing is that while you are slowly poisoning yourself, the only difference that you might feel might be a slight difference in taste or smell. This is why, if you have some mold in your drain pipes you need to deal with them as quickly as possible.

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The Medical Effects of Toxic Molds

Abundance of Mold Varieties

There are over a million different species of mold. Mold is a fungus that becomes visible when organic matter decays, especially when humidity exceeds seventy percent. Lower humidity and lower temperature inhibits mold growth. A growth medium, e.g., drywall, building materials, various organics, natural fibers, leather, etc., may be found throughout our environment. Most of the time mold is innocuous, but it can become a hazard when spore particles become suspended in the air or attached to skin or ingested with food.

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Mold Prevention

Get Ahead of and Stay on Top of Mold

Mold is one of those things we know is bad and though we may know we want to avoid it, and deal with it in our homes, very few of us truly know how invasive it can be and how best to get it out. Or we may assume that because we can’t see it, our homes are mold-free. Let’s take a look at some of the most basic questions – what, why, where and how – of dealing with this invisible threat.

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5 Symptoms of Mold in Your Home

Mold Loves to Grow Indoors

Molds are fungi that grow naturally, as well as in structures that are built, and can be found outside on soil, foods, plants etc. Indoors, mold can be found in attics, basements, and bathrooms. It can also occur in other areas if there is a leak in the roof, leaky windows, and leaky pipes.

Live spores that act like seeds form new mold growths (colonies) when they find the right conditions and that is how they multiply at an alarming rate. Spores from mold are tiny and spread easily in air. A combination of moisture, nutrients and a suitable environment will find the growth of mold. Indoor mold growth can be arrested with excess moisture control.

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The Easiest Ways to Detect and Prevent Carpet Mold

Hidden Mold

Mold is a serious problem. It is known to cause respiratory problems and other health issues. Detecting and removing mold is difficult because it tends to show up anywhere that water does. Carpet mold is very serious. It often develops beneath the carpet fibers. This makes it hard to detect. A leak in one part of a house can trickle into another. This leads to nearly invisible carpet mold.


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Possible Mold

Mold Warning Signs: How to Tell if You Have a Mold Problem

Find mold before it becomes a major problem

Discovering that you have mold within your home can cause you to feel many things. You might initially feel disgust, frustration or even a sense of being overwhelmed. Placing the home up for sale might be the first thing that pops into your mind, but that should be a last resort. Many people actually live in a home with mold and never realize it is there. They ignore the warning signs until the problem reaches a point where the mold is taking over and affecting their health.

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Symptoms of Household Mold Exposure

What are the Symptoms of Mold Exposure?

When a person feels ill they may not immediately consider the cause to be mold. Mold can and does cause serious health problems in many people.

Exposure to mold has several symptoms including:

  • A skin rash:Although you may think that the skin can only become inflamed by direct contact with the mold this isn’t always the case. You can develop redness in your skin simply from inhaling the fumes from the mold.

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Mold is Dangerous: 7 Tips You Need To Know

What is Mold?

Mold is an extremely small, dangerous element that belongs to the family of fungi. It can thrive on almost any surface especially cellulose-based objects.

Molds are present almost everywhere. Though they maybe harmful at times, molds are a big part of the ecological balance in the environment, as they play a major role in breaking down organic substances. Molds are the original recyclers.

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Mold Removal Cost – What You Can Expect To Pay

The level of infestation directly affects your mold removal cost

When it comes to having mold removed from your home, one of the things you’ll need to consider is the remediation cost. Of course, the safety and health of your family (there are 7 good ways to know if a mold is dangerous) is more important than the price you’ll have to pay to remove the mold, but it’s still a good idea to be aware of how much something might cost you. If the area is a small one (we’ve got 5 tips for fighting a small infestation), you can remove the mold yourself with just a few dollars worth of cleaning supplies. If you’re concerned about breathing the spores, you can get a respirator, and you’ll still only have spent around $120 to $150.

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How to Test Your Home for Mold Problems

Does your home have mold?

The answer is probably. Should you worry about it? It depends. There are several thousand strains of mold in existence, and each of us encounter many of them in our daily lives.

Most experts believe that except for those with asthma or other respiratory problems, these daily mold encounters are harmless. The problem arises with a particular mold called Stachybotrys.

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Black Mold On The Move

Black Mold: The Definitive Guide

Black Mold Is Scary!

Hearing about mold can be scary, especially if it’s in your home or business and it’s making you and other people sick. It can poison your family, your co-workers, your friends, and even your pets. Most people think green when they think of mold, but black mold, or Stachybotrys, is actually a very common problem in damp or water-damaged areas (Stop mold after water damage) and it can be very dangerous. (7 ways to know if a mold is dangerous).

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Toxic Mold Litigation – Do I Have A Case?

What Do I Need To Win?

Toxic mold litigation is a growing field in law. However, only certain attorneys are qualified to handle these types of cases. Dealing with a toxic mold case absorbs resources and time. Be prepared as litigation can last for over 2 years and injuries can be difficult to prove. If you have been exposed to toxic mold you need to know your rights, and how to build your case. An attorney who specializes in mold cases will be able to tell you what your local laws are.


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7 Easy Steps for A Mold Free Bedroom

Molds Can Grow On Any Organic Material

Mold can be a serious issue. Because they are a naturally occurring substance, all it takes is a little bit of moisture and they can grow on any organic material. Moisture comes from anything that is wet and humid, which can be found in most homes. Molds can cause serious health issues for family members, especially for those who have respiratory problems, and it puts them in a higher risk if there are molds growing in number inside your home. This needs to be taken care of quickly. Here are seven easy steps for making sure that your bedroom stays mold free.


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How Borax Kills Mold

Borax – Molds alkali arch enemy!

You hear a lot about how to kill mold, or how to remove mold.  There are debates about whether you should use bleach or some natural alternative such as vinegar or grape seed extract.  One thing that really helps to know, however, is how something kills or removes mold.   In this blog post, we’ll cover the seemingly magical powers of borax.

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7 Tips for Preventing Mold In Your Home

Exposure to mold is more common than you think!

Your home may be infected with mold, but you don’t realize it. Exposure to mold is common both inside and outside the home. Some people are more sensitive than others, especially those with allergies and asthma. Because mold spores are very small and can easily be inhaled into the lungs, it is harmful to live in a home with high mold levels. Exposure to high spore levels can cause severe mold allergies.

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The Effects of Mold on Building Material

Mold is a consistent problem when dealing with buildings exposed to a moisture problem. Not all materials in buildings are affected in the same way. Each type of material has a different composite that can react differently to the moisture levels. Certain materials are more likely to be affected by mold growth than others. One of the most common building materials in a structure is concrete.

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Welcome to the new and improved Mold Blogger!

It’s been a long time coming, but Mold Blogger is now mobile friendly! We’ve also made it easier than ever to leave comments, ask questions, and share your stories. Please let us know what you think of the new format in the comments!

We’re also launching a new directory service to help you find mold remediators, attorneys, and doctors in your local area. Please help spread the word. For details on how to get listed please contact Brian.

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