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Bathroom Remodeling

The American bathroom is undergoing a major renovation. The standard 5'x8' bathroom with a tub and shower combo is giving way to a spa-like setting with artistic styling and unique materials. Bathroom ventilation however, is frequently underpowered to handle the steam, humidity and warm...

Banish Excessive Home Dampness with the Leviton Humidity Sensor and Fan Control

Worried about condensation leading to mold and mildew in high-humidity areas of your home, such as your bathroom or basement? You can manage humidity levels and gain peace of mind with the Leviton Humidity Sensor and Fan Control.

This device automatically detects excess humidity in a room...

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...

Air Quality

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...

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...

Drywall and Sheetrock

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...