Heavy rain, a burst pipe, or local flooding can cause more than just water damage to your home. Standing water and dampness can lead to mildew and mold growth, which can present an even greater health hazard.
Carpets, particularly those made of organic materials, can provide a great environment for mold contamination. When moisture or water accumulate within and under a carpet without the opportunity to completely dry, carpet mold can form.
President and CEO of H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting Inc, Kevin J. Hinchey, is raising awareness of the increase in mold remediation scams in both residential and commercial properties.
Basement mold is a common problem in homes. If you basement smells moldy or you can see visible mold growth, it’s possible that you could have a mold infestation that can effect the health of your family.
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When faced with the discovery of mold, many homeowners use bleach because it easily removes the dark stains and appears to remove the mold. However, bleach is not an EPA-approved biocide and it is not a recommended solution when removing mold or eliminating mold odors.
Five years ago, the Guinness couple had their home tested for hidden mold. The result of that test was a massive, five-year, house-flipping project that the couple is just now completing.
From attic to basement, there are several problem areas in your home that can become the source of mold infestation. Here are the most common sources of mold in the home, along with some tips to controlling mold growth.
Homeowners looking to rid their homes of the dangers of mold exposure at an inexpensive cost often turn to commercial mold removal kits. But do these self-help solutions work – and are they safe?
Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy’s, homeowners are left with another consequence of the flooding – mold infestation.