Mold & Health

Will A Dehumidifier Kill Black Mold?

Truth be told, black mold can turn your house into a nightmare. It quickly spreads on the walls and ceilings. If left untreated, it can cause respiratory problems. And just like other fungi, black mold thrives in a moist environment like bathrooms, showers, crawl spaces, basements, etc.… Read the rest

What Happens If You Have Mold In Your House

When you are trying to make sure your family is safe from harm, one of the first things that you should do is identify common areas of exposure. Areas that will not compromise the family’s overall safety but will also facilitate an environment that grows mold in damp places.… Read the rest

What Do You Do If You Have Mold In Your House?

For most people, the biggest fear they have about mold is the fact that it can make a person very sick. Mold causes all sorts of respiratory and allergy issues. Though, mold also weakens the surface on which it’s growing, whether that be your walls, floor, ceiling, or attic joists.… Read the rest

What Causes A Musty Smell In The House?

Have you ever experienced walking down to the basement and smelling a characteristic smell that reminds you of damp and moldy clothes? Well, that is exactly what a “musty” odor smells like. It is often the mold and mildew that causes this type of moldy smell and these fungi grow when there is moisture in the house.… Read the rest

How Do I Keep Mold Out Of My Dehumidifier?

A dehumidifier helps to reduce humidity levels in your home to improve indoor air quality. But it can also collect mold. The problem starts when the air filter, grills, and water collection basket are not cleaned consistently. When there’s mold buildup, the unit will produce a musty smell.… Read the rest

When Should I Be Worried About Mold? 

The mere thought of having mold is enough to scare any homeowner. This common air contaminant loves moist environments, which is why your kitchen and bathroom are at more risk of harboring mold. So, when you should be worried about mold?… Read the rest

What Does Mold Smell Like In Your House

Excessive moisture in your home causes mold to grow. If you are not aware of the extra moisture, you will be when the smell of mold becomes evident in your house. So, what does mold smell like in your house? The smell of mold is often compared to that of wet socks, or rotten paper or wood.… Read the rest

Do Clothes Get Mold Spores?

Mold spores are so tiny that they cannot be seen. This does not mean they are not present. There can be mold spores virtually everywhere in your home, including in your clothing. For the sake of your health and your possessions, it is important to know how to detect mold spores, what to do about mold, and how to prevent it.… Read the rest

Is Musty Smell Dangerous?

If your home has an unpleasant musty odor, dealing with it will become a critical part of home maintenance. A musty smell is dangerous because it indicates the presence of mold or mildew. We mostly associate mold with old houses, but it can become a problem even in your new apartment or house.… Read the rest