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Catching and preventing Indoor Mold Problems

You can help prevent mold with some planning ahead of time. Mold spores travel through the air and when they land on moisture, they grow, and propagate. Indoor mold growth can cause health problems like allergy, asthma attacks and pneumonia, … Continue reading

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Dry it up, Homeowners, This mold’s on you

ByebyeMold is reminding you that it is time to dry it up. Heavy rains and wet weather is increasing the likelihood of mold. Rainy weather increases the odds of mold. Get rid of the moisture, get rid of the wet … Continue reading

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Avoid the $500,000 Housecleaning

A couple whose Washington townhouse was contaminated with stachybotrys took five years of remediation that equalled the cost of the house. Their remediator told them “I have really bad news for you. This looks like it goes in every direction…I … Continue reading

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Mold and the law: Chain of Custody 1

In mold cases, damages paid are often directly related to insurance company misbehavior rather than the health consequences of mold exposure. Science has not yet set standards for exposure duration, or how much mold will cause symptoms. Hence, if your … Continue reading

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Sandy Mold Inspections. Mold is Bad Business.

Everyone may be losing jobs in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland but in the wake of Sandy, look for an increase in mold-clean up and service related business start-ups. But it takes more than ambition to … Continue reading

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Mold Issues in Court: Catch 21 and 1/2

You know what the catch 22 is, right? The solution to the problem refers the problem back on itself. It’s a paradox. Here’s the original one by Joseph Heller: There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified … Continue reading

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Lose the water, lose the mold, but that’s not the end of the story

Mold grows when water and moisture provide a mold-favorable environment in or out of buildings. If you detect a leak, control it immediately, whether you need to hire plumbing or construction professionals or you can do it yourself. Once the … Continue reading

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Isaac Will Leave Trail of Mold: Fema 606

The news is filling with films of floods and rescues, people navigating louisiana towns in boats, and dramatic rescues of stranded families. It’s just the beginning of the water troubles, many of which will end in mold. For some of … Continue reading

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Tips for reducing household mold

1. Vent bathrooms, dryers and moisture producing devices to the outside. 2. Clear Air conditioning vents to maintain ventilation. 3. Run de-humidifiers in basements and crawlspaces. Keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. … Continue reading

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Mold Product Expose exposed

You may have seen this ad circulating that a major new mold product is out there that will clear out the mold, eliminate spores, work on porous surfaces, put up an impermeable barrier, move your furniture for you, speak three … Continue reading

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