Leak Detection

Water damage can occur almost anywhere in your house. Water-using appliances and fixtures, such as refrigerators with ice-makers, dishwashers, washing machines, toilets and water heaters are common locations of leaks. Unfortunately, slow leaks in these appliances and...

Mold Allergies

Every year, allergic reactions to mold create misery for large numbers of people. Mold allergies are caused by inhaling the numerous tiny spores that come from mold, which the body then overreacts to, creating all sorts of problems that range from mild discomfort to...

What are the Health Effects of Mold Exposure?

Molds can produce substances that are irritating to the human body and may cause allergies in more sensitive individuals. There are some molds that can produce toxic substances that are called mycotoxins. The mold itself is not toxic or poisonous. The conditions that...

Mold in Public Schools

Toxins from mold are a very serious threat to your health. The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has recognized that indoor mold often makes people sick. Unfortunately, the EPA only regulates outdoor air and cannot take proper measures to crack down on public...

Mold Prevention

If you are indoors and notice a spill or leak, it is important to act quickly. As long as wet objects or areas of your home are completely dry within 1–2 days, they will most likely not grow mold. Preventative Maintenance You can do several things to prevent the...

Mold versus Mildew

Many people often ask about the differences between mold and mildew. Although mold and mildew are both a type of fungus, there are major differences that set them apart from each other. Appearance Mold typically has a fuzzy, soft appearance that can materialize in a...