Green Winter: Don’t Let Mold Take Over.

Locked up for winter, trapped with the stale recirculating air. Guess what’s living in your winter-sale air? Mold spores, of course.It can be especially bad in a tight new home because all of that stale air has been circulating along with the heat.

Inside the house, if you have any trapped moisture in areas like the kitchen, or bathroom, or inside the walls under leaking pipes, or in your crawlspace, that is where the mold is hiding. If there’s a leak, it might be growing right out in the open when you can see it. Winter is the perfect time to call in the mold inspector to see if your home has been invaded while it is still locked up,sans ventilation.

Worried you’ve got mold? if you’re in California, call Byebyemold

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Susan Somers New House Had Mold

Susan Somers says that mold almost ruined her life. Her new house had toxic mold in the air conditioning and heating ducts, spreading mold spores through the air system, causing Somers and her husband a number of symptoms. Somers wrote a book TOX-SICK: From Toxic To Not Sick

Don’t let mold ruin yours. Have your house tested for mold by Byebyemold

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List of Plaintiffs in Northwood Centre Lawsuit

Victims claim airborne mold and animal feces made them sick, and they are suing Northwood Centre. The number has escalated to more than 86 from 20. Some claim they were unaware they were working in unhealthy conditions. Raw sewage backed up in the hall and was never cleaned, and was tracked around the area, dried and fed mold. Toxins ae airborne. Read more

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ByeByeMold Has a New Presence on Facebook and Twitter

Mold has an adverse affect on the very sick, the very old and the very young. That’s why ByebyeMold’s most recent ads on Facebook show an infant in the arms of his concerned father. Every parent is going to be concerned about the quality of their indoor air, especially if they know the findings of the University of Cincinnati, EPA, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital who performed a decade long study assessing the children’s health and exposure to indoor molds and allergens, Reponen et al. report these findings in an upcoming issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI). They discovered that mold exposure in infancy was a major risk factor for these babies devloping asthma.

If you have young children in your home, or are expecting soon, you should have the area tested. If you are in California, who better than ByeByeMold?

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Mold: More symptoms than you can shake a stick at

According to one study, many cases of mold-linked illness can’t be explained by allergic reactions. A report by allergists David A. Edmondson, DO, Jordan N. Fink, MD, and colleagues at Medical College of Wisconsin, appeared in the February 2005 issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Symptoms of exposure found in the patients in that study can be diverse, including:

  • runny nose
  • cough
  • headache
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing
  • chest tightness
  • other breathing problems
  • itchy eyes
  • nervous system problems
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • weakness
  • restless legs
  • memory loss
  • shaking
  • intestinal problems
  • nausea, vomiting
  • gut pain
  • nosebleed
  • urinary problems

We always recommend that you get your home tested for mold.

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Damp Building Effect


The phrase toxic mold syndrome should be replaced by damp building effect, which refers to a well-documented effect. Mold is certainly part of the picture but doctors can’t always define if it is an allergy, mold toxin, or some other factor combined with degrading building materials. There is currently no accurate way to measure mold toxins in damp buildings, although they are there. It is impossible to know what degree and how the toxic mold is doing what it is doing to cause illness. Until scientists catch up to disease, we should all stop arguing and simply work at collecting more data to help everyone refine the issues involved.

Meanwhile, get your home tested.

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Indoor Air Quality Experts

There is more than one thing involved in air quality. There are plenty of toxins out there. Indoor air quality can be affected by Carbon monoxide, radon, cigarette smoke, whatever toxins are floating around in the smoggy air outside your windows, moisture, mold, formaldehyde off-gassing from your floors. The EPA says “health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggrevated or worsened.” You can subscribe to the EPA’s indoor Air Quality Guide at

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Do you have mold?

You probably have mold if:

  • You spell a moldy odor.
  • You see mold.
  • You have a water leak.
  • You have had more rain that normal.
  • You have had a flood in the past.
  • You have condensation on your windows.
  • You have high humidity.
  • Your home is “too” airtight.
  • You have symptoms respiratory are similar to hayfever or allergy.

You need to know for sure if mold is causing your issues, and what mold, and what to do about it!

Have your home inspected by the best mold inspection service in California.

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Not so hidden mold


Maybe you’ve been the round with your doctors and can’t find the cause. Maybe there are terrible headaches, or nausea, or swollen faces, and you can’t figure out what it is. Maybe it is mold in your home. Tightly sealed new homes are as efficient at sealing mold inside as they are at keeping the bad weather out. Water damaged drywall could be feeding your mold, as well as any cellulose indoors, especially if you have a humidity problem. Even if your weather tends to be dry, there are steamy areas of the house, like showers, and areas near humidity producing appliances like dishwashers, clothes dryers, even air conditioning.

Maybe the problem is less hidden than you thought.

Ask the experts to help find your mold problem.

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Fire Station loses the Mold Lottery


Toxic mold in El Dorado County caused a fire station to close after heavy rains caused mold to grow in the walls. Firefighters smelled the mold after three weeks of heavy rains. Smelling mold is a key indicator that it is a problem. (obviously!) Three walls tested showed mold, and repairs are estimated to be in the $100 thousand range.

Suspect you have mold too? Get verification from the experts at Byebyemold

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