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Identifying Mold

Mold in a home can be a serious concern if you’re buying or selling a house, or just looking out for your family’s health. And when you’re wondering if a home harbors harmful mold, you don’t have time to wait and find out.

Healthful Home 5-Minute Mold Test identifies the presence of bad...

Mold

A professional mold inspector can be very helpful if conducted correctly, but an increasing awareness of the dangers of mold has likewise increased the number of so-called "professional mold testers" who don't understand the relationship between contaminants found in the air or dust and the...

Avoiding Mold

Mold impacts human health and the structural integrity of a home. If you find mold growing anywhere in your home, you must take immediate action by killing and removing the mold. By carefully cleaning the infected area, you can also help prevent the mold from returning.

The extent and type...

Exterior Remodeling

Mold is usually easy to identify, but some other types of growth and staining can masquerade as mold. If you've found growth or markings that resemble mold, take time to confirm that they're not actually one of the following mold look-alikes.

Green staining on the outside of the house: If...

Carpenter Ants and Bees

As winter fades, spring sunshine begins to warm up interest in home construction projects. But this can also be a time of home destruction as termite swarms arrive in the Southeast United States. Once temperatures are consistently above freezing, these wood-destroying pests swarm inside homes...

Air Quality

That musty smell in your house is not from age. Living, breeding microorganisms are the problem. Micro-organisms emit gasses that create that musty smell indoors. They make themselves at home where there is an organic food source, little air movement and light, and wet, humid conditions. To...