All posts tagged Mold

ERMI vs. Air Sampling

Purposes and Applications We occasionally get questions regarding ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) and the different results that may be obtained versus Spore Trap air quality testing. This is generally because some doctors request that symptomatic patients get an ERMI test. While an ERMI may sometimes be useful, it is…

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Is This Mold?

No it’s Efflorescence – You have probably seen efflorescence at some time. Oftentimes, water invades building materials. This water, containing mineral salts, then migrates to the surface of a material and evaporates, where it leaves a coating of salt. The fluffy white deposit, sometimes known as “saltpetering” can normally be…

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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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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
mold!

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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Most Common Problem in Foreclosed Homes: Keep an Eye Open for Mold

Foreclosed homes can be a very attractive deal. When a bank sells foreclosed property, the price put on it is often lower than the average. In a rush after a great AND affordable house, many home buyers miss important alarming signs. If you don’t want to buy property that will…

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5 Negative Effects of Excessive Moisture in Your Home

Moisture in your home is normal. It is produced when you bathe, cook, wash, and even breathe. Excessive moisture, however, is not. For various reasons, humidity inside your home may increase above normal levels. That is especially likely during wet seasons, when the house is not properly ventilated, and the…

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Can Your House Be Causing Your Family’s Sickness?

Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, rashes, headaches, and even difficulty breathing – what can possibly make you and your family feel that way? If you get this condition outside the “regular” allergy season and it becomes more severe when you are at home, there is a good chance it’s…

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Feeling Bad In Your Office? You May Be Working In a “Sick Building”

Office buildings are definitely not the healthiest place to be. As if it wasn’t enough that they are usually located in traffic-rich, polluted city areas, the air indoors can be slowly causing you a lot of health problems. The crazy mix of carbon monoxide that comes from outdoors via the…

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