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How to Reduce Humidity Levels to Prevent Mold and Mildew

High humidity levels can often be a contributing factor or cause of mold growth. Too much humidity in a home can lead to mold and mildew proliferation, especially during wet seasons. It is important to moderate these humidity levels and take steps to reduce them if they become too high. Prevention is the most important aspect in keeping mold at bay. Below are some suggestions to help monitor and decrease humidity in the home.
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Water Filter Mold: How to Get Rid Of It

Supplying yourself and your family in today’s world is not as easy task as it used to be. Because of the population growth, water shortage and water pollution, clean drinking water is extremely hard to find. Still, since human beings cannot survive without water, they had to adapt and find the alternative ways to satisfy their needs. They came with many solutions, but still every one of them has its own drawbacks, its own flaws.
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Hints on Removing Mold from a Natural Stone Shower

Natural stone showers are aesthetically very pleasant to the eye. However, they are tricky to maintain due to their very nature. Based on the type of stone, they all behave differently when in contact with water and steam. Nonetheless, one thing will happen with all of them – mold will grow, and you will have to think up of a way to effectively clean it and prevent it from growing again. Here are some hints that can help you in this task.
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6 Tips To Keep Mold Allergies At Bay While Traveling

You’ve been chosen to go on a business tour to Mexico City, but you’re the least bit thrilled about it. It’s not quite the stress about the big project that’s giving you sleepless nights; it’s really the concern about your allergic asthma getting triggered. While you’ve done all in your capacity to prevent a mold attack at your home, in a foreign land, there’s very little in your control. So what’s your best solution? Saying no to the opportunity that your colleagues would kill for? Definitely not! These 6 simple tips will help you bid your mold allergies goodbye while traveling:
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Allergenic Mold Spores: How to Use Landscaping to Eliminate Them

Mold, in its many forms can develop and trigger allergenic effects which can in the worst case scenario be lethal; and it is most important to get rid of mold if there are any children around, as their immune system is the most endangered.

Even if you mold-proof your home, it will be inevitable that mold spores will grow in your backyard, which is why it is important to learn proper landscaping and how to use that to fight back mold.
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Hot Water Maintenance: Effective Tips to Keep Your System Mold-Free and in Tiptop Condition

If you think neglecting your water heater’s care is acceptable, you might want to think again.
While maintenance is often straightforward, many homeowners repeatedly commit the unforgivable blunder of not observing necessary water heater upkeep.
Ensure your water system stays in peak condition by keeping in mind the following recommended maintenance tips.
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Fighting Mold with Clove Essential Oil

Mold is everywhere, and toxic molds often take root within homes and other buildings. Water leaks and damp environments fuel the fugal growth and the proliferation of mold spores in the environment. Once mold is discovered, a safe and effective treatment is necessary to prevent further damage to building structure and the health of those who are exposed. One common cleaning method, chlorine bleach, is neither a safe nor often a effective solution. However, essential oils are becoming known as a harmless and potent method to fight molds.

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How Vapor Steam Cleaning Helps People with Allergies to Dust Mites and Molds

For most people, dust mites, mold and other household pollutants are mere nuisances, but the problem is much more serious for others. A number of individuals suffer from allergies to dust mites and mold. For those sufferers, even a low level of pollutants in the indoor air could pose a serious health risk. Sensitive individuals may experience respiratory irritation and even trouble breathing when presented with dust mites and mold infestations.
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Fighting Mold with Cinnamon Essential Oil

Mold is everywhere, and toxic molds often take root within homes and other buildings. Water leaks and damp environments fuel the fugal growth and the proliferation of mold spores in the environment. Once mold is discovered, a safe and effective treatment is necessary to prevent further damage to building structure and the health of those who are exposed. One common cleaning method, chlorine bleach, is neither a safe nor an effective solution. However, essential oils are becoming known as a harmless and potent method to fight molds.
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Fighting Mold Naturally with Essential Oils

It doesn’t take long for mold to begin growing when moisture lingers within the home. It is important to always address water leaks and water condensation quickly. However, even with the most thorough attention, mold growth can still commence and cause damage to your home and health. I live in the wet Pacific Northwest, and even though I am constantly on guard against mold because of my past experiences and this blog, it is still often a battle to keep it from taking root, especially during the damp winters.
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How to Deal with White Water Mold

White water mold (WWM) is an organically occurring fungus, which has a white mucous or tissue paper-like substance.It forms a heavy, protective coating, providing the organism with an uncommonly high level of protection that is very resilient against both halogen-based (chlorine, bromine) and non-halogen sanitizers and germicides, and it can White water re-contaminate long after it was destroyed.
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Mold Awareness Month

Mold thrives in damp environments and does not take long to root itself. Molds can be a beneficial part of nature, although when it begins growing indoors it can wreak havoc not only on the building itself, but also on the individuals who are exposed to the airborne spores. The health effects can last a long time, depending on the extent of the exposure as well as the health and sensitivity of the individual. Some symptoms include respiratory issues, headache, eye irritation, cough, bleeding in the lungs, dizziness, and the list could continue on
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Well-maintained Plumbing for Mold Elimination and Prevention

Molds are microscopic organisms which are neither plant nor animal, but are considered as fungi, like yeast and mushrooms. Like the other types of fungi mentioned, these produce enzymes which allow them to digest organic matter. These reproduce by spreading spores around and grow in multicellular filaments known as hyphae. All species of molds require moisture to grow and thrive, and therefore, homes with plumbing systems can expect to get molds at some point in time or another.
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