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Basement Mold? Check Your Sump Pump

Basement Mold? Check Your Sump Pump

A sump pump can give you peace of mind regarding flooding in your home. These devices are designed to detect excess groundwater and flooding, particularly in the basement, and automatically pump it out. They are usually installed in basements where flooding is common...
Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

We all want to believe the air in our home is safe to breathe, but because of modern manufacturing practices and our own habits, it probably isn’t as clean as we’d hope.  There are 5 common sources of indoor air pollution. In each section below, we will describe the...
Should You Install a Hygrometer in Your Home?

Should You Install a Hygrometer in Your Home?

Mold appears as black, green, or even pink spots in the bathroom, kitchen, garage and attic most commonly. But mold can grow anywhere in your home as long as the conditions are right.  Removing mold is a time-consuming process that usually requires the help of a...
Is There Mold in Your Air Conditioner?

Is There Mold in Your Air Conditioner?

Mold is hardy. It can grow anywhere in your home as long as the conditions are right. Bathrooms, garages and attics are the most common places to find mold growing, but if there is an excessive amount of mold in your home, it can find unlimited places to live.  When...
Are There Mold-Resistant Building Materials?

Are There Mold-Resistant Building Materials?

Basements, bathrooms and kitchens are hotspots for mold. However, if you have a leak or busted pipe, nowhere in your home is safe from mold. Once water gets behind drywall, in carpet or behind appliances, it’s only a matter of time before mold begins to grow and...
Do You Have Mold Mites?

Do You Have Mold Mites?

The term “mold mites” combines two terms that make most homeowner’s skin crawl. No one wants to find out that their homes are infested with mold nor tiny organisms. Just thinking about something with such a cringe-worthy name can get you itching and obsessing about...
How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality?

How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality?

Better air quality can keep your family healthier and even improve your quality of life, your sleep, and maybe even help you live longer. And with many of us spending more time than ever at home and indoors, it’s never been more important to have a healthy living...
Does Mold Die When It Is Dry?

Does Mold Die When It Is Dry?

Mold thrives in moist environments, so logic would say mold dies if one of its key components isn’t available. But mold is a lot more complicated than that, which is surprising for such a simple organism.  The simple answer is no, mold does not die when it dries out. ...
Is There Mold in Your Carpet?

Is There Mold in Your Carpet?

Carpet is the perfect hiding place for mold. It supplies everything mold needs to grow, under cover yet dangerously close to you and your family.  Mold is responsible for health issues like coughing, runny nose, skin rashes, and shortness of breath. It can also weaken...
Does Mold Grow in the Winter?

Does Mold Grow in the Winter?

There’s no denying that summer is prime time for mold growth. There is definitely a link between the weather and the rate of mold growth. We typically see mold during the summertime because we are out and about, doing home improvement projects and just generally...
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