Thursday, May 09, 2013
Monday, October 17, 2011
Using White Vinegar to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Showers and Bathrooms
This is especially helpful, since bathrooms and showers are natural areas for mold to grow, since it is such a humid and moist environment...and mold loves to grow in humid areas!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
One story of a family dealing with mold: Our Mold Journey
I also love the simple, yet effective tip that using borax or white vinegar in the laundry is an easy and cost effective anti-fungal agent.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
What is a Mold Inspector?
Check with your local Better Business Bureau to ensure that the mold inspector is a professional. They should have testimonials from families whom they've helped. Once you've determined that mold is present, often mold remediation or removal is necessary. Depending on the extent of the mold contamination, you may need professional mold removal, or you might be able to (carefully!) handle the job of removing the mold yourself.
Monday, October 18, 2010
How Mold Could be Affecting Your Health - Symptoms
Depending on which experts you talk to, some of the following diseases can be caused by or exacerbated by exposure to mold:
- lung disease
- brain damage
Obviously, this brief list shows that mold exposure and mold related illness is not to be taken lightly. As mold invades your body, mycotoxins are relased. Mycotoxins are basically poisons that make you sicker and sicker. If you have chronic health problems that seem to be consistenly misdiagnosed, you might want to look to mold as a possible cause of such problems.
Initially, your body will react to breathing in those mold spores with symptoms such as: sniffling, sneezing, itchiness, headache, watery eyes and irritated eyes. Even your allergies might be due to mold.
If you're concerned about possible mold exposure, take the necessary steps to check for mold infestations in your home. Speak to your doctor about possible treatments for mold related illness.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Do It Yourself Mold Remediation
The trick is to be completely thorough - any mold left lingering behind can cause the infestation to start up again. A bleach solution can help to kill mold on non porous surfaces - suggested is 1 1/2 to 2 cups of bleach per gallon of water.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
How to Kill Mold with Hydrogen Peroxide
You may have to use this technique a few times to successfully get rid of all the mold in any given area. This works only on hard surfaces, not soft surfaces like furnishings.