Thursday, May 09, 2013

Mold Armor - Instant Mold Remover and Cleaner

Sometimes, a natural formula might not be potent enough to clean up some serious mold issues and mess. Mold Armor gets high reviews from consumers to clean up mold and mildew instantly. This might be another option to remove mold from the surfaces in your home or commercial office building.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Using White Vinegar to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Showers and Bathrooms

Not only can plain white vinegar that you find in the supermarket help to kill mold, but it can also help from mold and mildew forming in the first place. Use a half and half water to vinegar solution and wipe down your showers and shower doors. The vinegar naturally helps to prevent and inhibit the formation of mold and mildew. It might be a little stinky for a half hour or so afterward, but the smell will naturally go away after a little while.

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!

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

One story of a family dealing with mold: Our Mold Journey

Here's a fascinating blog that features one family's ongoing battle against exposure to toxic mold: Our Mold Journey If your family has experienced similar symptoms, but you're fighting back, please post a comment!

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.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

What is a Mold Inspector?

Hiring a professional mold inspector may be one of the most important steps to take to help your family have better health. This is especially true when your family have been complaining of a list of strange symptoms, often including respiratory. Mold inspectors know exactly what to look for to find all the hidden spots in your potential home that may be harboring mold spores, especially toxic black mold, which can cause a variety of devastating health effects on everyone in your family - young and old.

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.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

How Mold Could be Affecting Your Health - Symptoms

How do you know if you've been exposed to toxic black mold, or other types of mold in your home, workplace, or school? Sometimes, the best way of knowing is by listening to the signals your body is sending out.

Depending on which experts you talk to, some of the following diseases can be caused by or exacerbated by exposure to mold:

  • lung disease
  • cancer
  • 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.

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Do It Yourself Mold Remediation

Sometimes you can actually tackle the job of mold remediation without calling in the experts. (But, when in doubt - get a professional in to take a look. It's worth a little money to save your health. Toxic black mold is especially dangerous.)

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.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to Kill Mold with Hydrogen Peroxide

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has suggested that hydrogen peroxide is an effective tool to kill mold in your home. The type of peroxide you can purchase at the drugstore or supermarket is generally a 3% concentration. Spray any mold infested surface very thoroughly with an undiluted 3% concentration of peroxide. Let the hydrogen peroxide sit and work to kill mold for at least 10 minutes. Scrub away the mold and stains.

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.

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