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What is Toxic “Black Mold”?

The term “Toxic Mold” is often called “Black Mold”. There is only one type of mold that is commonly called “toxic” or “black” mold. This is Stachybotrys chartarum. It is important to note that not all molds that appear black are Stachybotrys. While the Stachybotrys mold itself is not toxic,…

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What is mold and Is it in my home?

Mold Testing: Does Your Property Need it? A mold is a type of fungus that grows in filaments and reproduces by forming mold spores that cannot be seen by the naked human eye. Mold can grow and thrive in any season, indoors or outdoors, in damp, warm and humid environments,…

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How much mold is “safe”?

As explained in a previous blog, it is not necessarily the amount of surficial mold growth that is a potential issue in a home, office or other indoor environment; it is the quantity and type(s) of airborne mold.  Airborne mold is what you are exposed to in your body via…

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Expert Mold Test on News Channel 8

Expert Mold Test was interviewed by News Channel 8 regarding a potential mold issue at Plato Academy in Largo. Click here to view the interview: Mold concerns at Largo’s Plato Academy have parents scared

Did you know that all homes have mold spores in the air?

The ubiquitous mold spores, invisible to the naked eye, can be found everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Think of mold spores as microscopic seeds. Being microscopic and light, spores make their way into your home merely by floating in the air every time you open a door or window, or, like a…

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Do It Yourself Mold Removal

Many homeowners are interested in doing mold removal themselves. And in some cases, it does make sense to handle a small household mold problem yourself. But in numerous situations it’s necessary to call in a professional for a mold inspection & testing or even a mold remediation company that knows…

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Top Tips: 7 Ways To Deal With Water Damage and Keep Your Sanity

Fact:  The average human being is made up of 60% water.   It’s no surprise that good old H20 is essential to all living things on this planet. But, there is one situation where water plays the bad guy- when it damages your home. Whether you’re owning, sharing or renting,…

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What to Do if You
Think You Have
Mold Sickness

Mold sickness is tricky. With symptoms including memory problems, fatigue, muscle cramps, joint pain, sensitivity to light, and many others, mold sickness is very hard to diagnose. This is only one of the reasons why mold sickness often flies under the radar. Only around a quarter of people are generally…

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Don’t let soggy carpet,
walls or ceilings lead to

We just got through a very wet July heading into the middle of Hurricane Season. Rainy days can only be expected to continue with hot, muggy afternoons to follow. If the recent weather left you with soggy carpeting, leaking ceilings or other structural dampness it’s important to get this addressed…

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Foreclosed Property: Top 3 Risks Mold Infestation Presents for Real Estate Owners

The number of bank-owned properties throughout the country increases. So does the number of mold-infested homes, especially foreclosed ones. The link is easy to trace: foreclosed property may remain uninhabited for months and even years. All this time the house is unventilated; there is no heating or air conditioning; water…

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