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Tips to Fight Household Mold this Summer

The summertime is mold weather, and in addition to causing health problems, mold can ruin your home. To prevent mold, be sure to address any sources of water within your home, particularly after heavy rain. If you hire a company to test for mold, be sure that the company doesn’t also do mold remediation, as that will be a financial incentive for them to find mold where it doesn’t exist.

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Help! Black Mold is Creeping Up My Walls!

Q. I have black mold growing up the walls in my basement Can I remove mold myself? – Nancy K., White Plains, NY

A. First, it’s important to keep in mind that mold — in any form — can be harmful to your health.

So all of your mold must be removed. And there lies the problem: The mold growing on your walls is easy to see, but most of the mold growing in homes is hidden. The only way to pinpoint where it is lurking is with mold testing. (In our next blog post, we will discuss do-it-yourself mold testing kits vs. professional mold testing.) So yes, may be able to remove visible mold, but without professional testing, you won’t know how serious the problem really is.

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What Should I Do If My Summer House Has Mold?

So, you’re heading to the beach as summer season begins. The thought is delicious! But don’t be surprised if you’re greeted by a musty odor after you walk into what you had hoped would be your home away from home. Mildew! Mold! Whether you are at the Jersey Shore or the Hamptons, there’s an excellent chance that the home you’re renting or own has been flooded during a hurricane, been exposed to excess moisture and humidity, or has had a leak. Now, your nose is getting a strong whiff of the result. So what can you do?

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A “Free” Mold Inspection? Here’s the Catch…

Scam artists are always looking for the next angle, and some disreputable mold testing companies have found it: set up as both a mold testing and a mold remediation company, and then name your price. See how this swerve works and steps you can take to avoid it in this week’s blog.

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What’s causing your allergies? The answer may surprise you.

As trees bloom, that’s when allergies start. Most of us assume our runny noses, itchy eyes, and scratchy throats are caused by pollen. But what’s really causing the mayhem is not just pollen; it can be mold. Why? Because warmer weather and increased humidity create the perfect environment in which mold grows. Mold is a serious allergen, that we don’t often think about as a contributor to allergy and asthma attacks.

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