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Essential Oil Sprays and Herbal Medicines: Battling Mold Naturally

Mold is an opportunistic fungal microorganism that needs moisture, darkness, and decomposing organic material (nutrients) to survive. The spores (reproductive agents) are most-often carried on air currents, floating in and out of human living spaces by the thousands (sometimes millions).  In other cases, the spores land on a person or animal and are then transferred from one possible habitat to another.  As long as there is a dark, damp, and warm place with spoiling food, dead insects, wood, or even dust (which originates from human skin cells), mold can grow just about anywhere it lands.
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Mold Removal Tips for Houseplants and Gardens

Houseplants and gardens can create a wonderful, attractive addition to a home. They can help purify the air or even serve as more than just decoration, having a much better effect on your garden or rooms. Caring for plants needs efforts and time, but some pretty bad issues can come up during the process of care. Mold can be one of these, ending up growing on your plants in ways you may not predict. Take the following steps to ensure this never happens or to stop it once it does:

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Why Would I Need a Mold Inspection?

If you are in the process of purchasing a home, then you are probably aware of the myriad of steps that you must go through before reaching the day you close. Your broker or realtor may have already informed you of the necessity for a pre purchase inspection. The purpose of a pre purchase inspection is to identify any potential serious defects in the home. The possible defects could range from roof damage, plumbing issues, or even electrical problems. At this point in the home purchasing process, you could still choose another home in the unlikely event that a major problem with your original choice was detected during inspection. One issue that you will definitely want to have your inspector perform is a mold inspection.
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Budget HVAC Mold Removal

Mold in Your HVAC System?

Mold can take its toll on your heating and cooling system. The only time that mold is a serious issue, however, is when there are clear visible signs of mold or strong odor while your HVAC system is operating. Areas to check for signs of mold include air ducts, cooling coils, drip pans, and intake vents. When there’s an obvious odor of mold without any visible signs of mold, a professional needs to inspect your system to determine the source of the mold.
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Keep Your Kitchen Mold Free

The kitchen and bathroom share certain characteristics. They both get wet, and water can be seen cutting a damp route down their walls. Focusing on the kitchen, mold grows on food, on the walls and behind tiles, presenting an untidy mess in a space that should be clean and hygienic. Food is being prepared here, and kitchen benchtops have to be kept clear of the nasty growth before it spreads.
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Cleaning Mold with Tea Tree Oil

I’ve used tea tree oil as an ingredient for my homemade deodorant, as a natural treatment for breakouts, for repelling insects, and also as a safer alternative for cleaning and killing mold and mildew. Tea tree oil may not be effective for all mold contaminations; but for small areas, on clothing, and treating non-porous surfaces it can be quite effective.
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Stopping Mold in its Tracks

Household mold is one of the most dangerous toxigenic matters that can be found inside the home. Exposure to mold has been shown to cause health problems in people who reside in a house that has a mold issue. There is a reported link between mold exposure and upper respiratory tract problems. These health conditions include but are not limited to upper respiratory tract conditions such as coughing and asthma related symptoms. People with sensitivity towards molds may experience severe reactions such as fever and shortness of breath that can be a precursor to even more problems as more time is spent around the mold. Young children and the elderly are also highly susceptible to illness due to exposure to mold in and around the home. Understanding what causes mold inside a house and how to prevent it is the first step to conquering the problem.
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An Effective Gameplan for Ridding Playground Mulch of Mold

If you own or operate a playground, you know how important it is to provide the children who use it with an area for play activity and exercise that remains as safe as possible at all times. But no matter how carefully you maintain your playground equipment to avoid injury or mishaps, there’s another element in your playground that can also present a danger to children of all ages.
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