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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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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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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: 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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