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How to Maintain Healthy Moisture Levels in Your Home

Mold Prevention

The best strategy against mold infestation is mold prevention. While there are various steps to correct a mold issue in your home, there is one vital step that must be taken whether the inhabitant (that’s you!) is attempting to prevent or fix a mold concern. That single, most important step of all is maintaining home-healthy moisture levels. In other words, reducing humidity–mold’s best friend.
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Antique Furniture and Mold

There is nothing that can make you home look more luxurious than an antique wooden furniture. Unfortunately, as always with wood, there is one burning issue that you will simply have to resolve. The issue of mold. Because of this, one could rightfully claim that mold is the bane of the antique and if you are to proceed with your plans you need to be ready to face this problem head on. With this in mind, here are some tips on how to help your antique furniture stay mold free.
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Foods to Eat When You Have Mold or Yeast in Your Body

Mold’s friends and foes

If you’ve just finished reading Foods to Avoid When You Have Mold or Yeast in Your Body, then you’re probably a little freaked out.  It is a rather extensive list on the foods or drinks you need to be avoiding while experiencing a mold or yeast infection.  Just what can you eat if everything at the store or in your cupboard is fungi’s favorite snack?  Well, the truth is, you’re going to have to get creative. Although, some recognizable and favorite meals will still be safe, there are other options that may not excite your taste buds at first. Whatever the food or ingredient is, give it a chance so that you can starve the fungus right out of your body.
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How to Remove Mold and the Smell from Clothing

Do Items in Your Home Have a Musty Odor or Mildew Stains?

Mold thrives in places of high humidity and warmth. The more damp and warm an area is, the better. This includes walls, floors, personal items, and yes – clothes. So what can be done about it?

The first thing to note is timing. The faster you can find a mold contaminated item, the better. Mold becomes increasingly hard to remove and deal with as it grows and thrives.

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Mold on Skin: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Mold Grows on Skin?

Why not? Skin is made of biodegradable material just like couches, carpet, or sheet rock – so why would skin be immune to mold growth? However, mold growth on skin is considerably more dangerous than dealing with mold contamination on last night’s dinner or on your shower tiles.

Causes of Mold on Skin

There are a variety of things which can cause mold to grow on your skin. Treatment varies accordingly. Here are the 3 main causes for mold growth on the skin: (more…)

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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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Mold Removal Cost – What You Can Expect To Pay

The health and safety of your family is much more important than the price you’ll have to pay to remove the mold, but this guide will help you if you need to get a bid.

If the area is a small one, 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, which will cost from around $25 for a simple over the mouth and nose version, to around $150 for a full face professional level unit. If you’re unsure if you need a respirator there are 7 ways to know if a mold is dangerous. For large infestations, it’s time to call in the pro’s.

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Support Your Health with Dandelion Root

An Inexpensive Remedy

If you have suffered from toxic mold exposure, you probably understand how important it is to support your body in order to aid in recovering from a injurious overload of mold. Many molds can be harmful, and if you have daily encountered mold over a period of time, it is very important to first remove yourself from the contamination, and second, give your body the assistance it needs to repair. Often natural remedies are expensive and hard to find, but some, such as dandelion root, can be found free in your yard (make sure it hasn’t been exposed to chemicals or weed-killers), or easily ordered from your home!
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5 Ways to Remove Mold on Furniture

An Uncomfortable Situation

Black mold is absolutely horrible and can do more than simply ruin the way your furniture looks. The stuff can cause serious health problems if you don’t deal with it right away and clean your furniture thoroughly. The most common household product used to get rid of this nasty mold is bleach, but even that could be toxic and do more harm than good.
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5 Ways to Save on Mold Remediation Costs

Mold Remediation Tactics Used to Rack Up High Bills

(Secrets mold remediation companies don’t want you to know.)

A few bad apples can ruin the bunch. As a result, mold remediation companies have a bad reputation. We are known to bill for remedies to problems that don’t exist. With high insurance deductibles and outrageous estimates, it’s no wonder most home owners feel used and abused after an initial mold inspection. There’s hope. We’ve put together a list of billing tactics other restoration companies don’t want you to know to help consumers protect themselves and rebuild trust for honest restoration companies who believe integrity and transparency should be the rule, not the exception.
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How to Get Your Landlord to Address Mold

A Moldy Situation

Discovering mold in your apartment can be an upsetting and frustrating experience. Whether you have a small, localized problem or a full-blown mold infestation, the risks to your health are enough for you to know that the problem needs to be taken care of. But if you don’t own the property, where do you turn for assistance?

Oftentimes, landlords can be less-than-receptive to their tenants’ complaints about mold. Wiping down the surface with bleach, sending in a handyman, or even attempting to take care of the mold yourself can even worsen the problem, leaving you in a more dangerous situation than before.

While knowing your rights as a renter can help (and these vary state by state), sometimes the best thing to do is simply state the facts to your landlord.
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The Symptoms of Mold

A Health Threat

Mold can be a pesky infestation in a residence. Moist areas are the ideal location for mold to grow and thrive, and if a mold problem begins to form, it can easily spread if left untreated. The issue with mold is that it can begin to affect the health of anyone who is exposed to it. The symptoms may vary from person to person, ranging from mild reactions to severe, and may vary in length, either flaring up during certain times of the year, certain weather, or even continuing throughout the year.
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Mold Prevention Tips for Cleaner, Healthier Bathrooms

A Healthy Bathroom

Bathrooms are vulnerable to mold because they are constantly exposed to moisture. By visiting tile shops, homeowners are taking the first step to making their bathroom mold-free. Tile is one of the most water-resistant decorative materials available for bathroom use, and when installed and cleaned properly it can remain free of mold. Here are some tips for reducing the risk of mold in any home.
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Top 5 Safe and Effective Ways to Remediate Mold in Your Home

A Silent Threat

It creeps uninvited into damp, dark places, silently infiltrating your basement, your crawlspace, and your bathroom. It’s mold — and it’s one of the most dreaded household infestations a homeowner can face. The slightest indication of mold can leave homeowners filled with dread because the unpleasant fungi are notoriously difficult to eliminate. What is worse is that mold thrives on moisture as a means to multiply in size and scope. Once a small patch of mold has been remediated, it can often remain hanging in the air or clinging to a crack in a surface, only to return with a vengeance.

There are myriad cleaning products that promise to eliminate mold completely. Aside from calling a cleanup crew, the following steps are one of the most effective ways to safely and effectively oust unwelcome mold from your home. To stop a mold infestation, you must understand where mold comes from, how it spreads, and why it’s so difficult to eliminate.
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How to Prevent Mold on Rugs & Carpets

A Health Issue

Mold of any kind is bad news for a number of reasons. For starters, it can irreversibly damage your carpets if not prevented and left untreated. But the biggest issue is the threat it poses to your health: inhaling mold spores can cause allergic reactions, irritate the respiratory system and cause severe attacks in people suffering from asthma. Luckily, there are some common sense methods you can employ to reduce the risk of mold developing in carpeted areas.
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5 Hidden Signs of Mold

You Can’t Always See the Mold in your Home

Mold can present a major hazard in a home. Not only can it destroy drywall and other materials, but it can make you and your kids sick. Sometimes mold is evident because you can see it growing on walls and floors. But many times, the mold grows hidden behind walls. That makes it important to heed these five hidden signs of mold.
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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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