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
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.
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