Toxic mold is a type of mold that produces hazardous byproducts called mycotoxins. The mold itself isn’t toxic or poison, however the byproducts are and those toxins can affect your health. Individuals with asthma and other respiratory problems are very likely to have reactions to many types of mold, but experts believe that mycotoxins can
Natural disasters such as hurricanes and tropical storms cause massive damage all around the world every year. Unfortunately, the damage does not stop when the water subsides. After the devastating hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the CDC reported 46% of homes had visible mold growth in them. Mold spores can grow as fast as 24 to 48 hours after exposure to water, so you must act quickly to protect your property.
The heavy winds and rains associated with severe storms can cause plenty of damage to and around your neighborhood, but it is the high waters and flooding that you really ruin your home. Once water is inside your home, drywall and other building materials literally act like the wick of a candle, pulling water from
Mold and mildew growth require several elements for idea growth — a source of food, warm temperatures and adequate moisture. Of those three, the presence of moisture is the most critical. Unfortunately, controlling the environment in your home can be tough. Water Intrusion Rainwater can enter a building through leaks in walls, windows or the
During the winter months, mold can become a problem inside many homes and business. The spores are brought in on people’s shoes and clothing or float in every time the door opens. Several factors contribute to active mold growth during the winter months. Moisture In most areas of the northern hemisphere, winter means rain, snow
Mold grows in schools when airborne mold spores land in damp, warm places. Fall is an ideal time for mold spores to be tracked in as kids hit the playground, shuffle through the fall leaves, and return to their classrooms. Bathrooms, kitchens, vent pipes, near water fountains, behind drywall or wall coverings, in ceilings, around