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Mold Free Home: Top 10 Tips

Over the last decade, mold has risen to become one of the most damaging toxins that we face in our everyday lives.  Due in part to tighter, more energy efficient home construction practices, a mold problem, while relatively easy to eradicate in small quantities, can quickly escalate  to a size...

Basements

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...

Forced Air Heat

New homes are just as much at risk for mold problems as older homes.  Though we've been living with mold for centuries, modern building materials like drywall are particularly vulnerable to mold growth. Complicated heating and cooling systems, as well as air-tight buildings that aren't...

Drywall and Sheetrock

Mold needs two things to survive and spread: moisture and food. Because it's susceptible to moisture, traditional paper-faced drywall is mold's favorite sandwich, with two outer faces of paper as the bread and the gypsum stuck in the middle as baloney. Gypsum is a mineral, and though mold cannot...

Framing

Common house mold can be caused by one of many types of fungus and can lead to health problems and structural impacts in the home. Though the terms "mold," "house mold" and "mildew" are used interchangeably, generally speaking, there are two broadly different kinds of fungi that lead to house...

Mold Proof Drywall

Did you know your drywall can end up feeding mold? In a typical home, 70% of the interior surfaces are comprised of drywall or wallboard with paper content that's susceptible to mold when it comes in contact with moisture.

Georgia-Pacific's DensArmor® Plus is a new-generation paperless drywall...