Mold vs. Mildew

Mold and mildew are often used interchangeably to refer to the black or powdery fungal growth that occurs on natural, organic surfaces. In truth, mold serves its purpose by breaking down organic matter in the outdoors. However, in interior living conditions, mold and mildew have very real hazards. As noticed during a casual home inspection, [...]

Why Bleach Is Ineffective For Mold Removal

Does mold return after you have bleached the area? For many years local health departments and other agencies have told consumers that bleach is an effective treatment for mold remediation. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have determined that mold cannot be completely removed with the [...]

Schools’ Indoor Air Quality Management Plan

Indoor Air Quality is a significant part of our daily living; it is the air inside of buildings that reflects the safety and well being of individuals who are constantly inhaling the air. Educational institutes should particularly be aware of the air quality of their classrooms because there are so many students, as well as [...]

Mold Effects on Pregnant Women

Never in a woman’s life is her health more precious than when she’s pregnant. Suspecting that your home or business might be infected with mold can be downright terrifying for some expectant mothers. Having a true understanding of the variety of mold types as well as how it can affect a woman and her unborn [...]

Top Three Sources That Cause Mold Growth Indoors

Mold in your home or building is not an issue to be taken lightly. While mold may seem like something you can take care of when you have the time due to its ability to lay dormant and remain hard-to-notice, every day that a mold problem is not addressed is a day that your quality [...]

Allergies in California

Allergies in California The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) estimated that nearly 4 million adults and children have been diagnosed with asthma in California alone. This is the reason why it is important to understand how to avoid the allergens that can wreak havoc on your respiratory system. With allergy season in full swing, many [...]

Mold Effects on the Elderly

As people age, they often begin to face new challenges associated with growing older. The fact is our bodies simply begin to breakdown as we move into our golden years. With the many physical challenges, outside factors are often overlooked or not considered. These outside factors, such as the dangers of toxic mold exposure, can [...]

Mold Effects on Children

Children and infants are different from adults.  An obvious statement, but most adults look at children essentially as little versions of themselves and assume environmental exposures will affect them in the same way as they affect adults.   After all, we are all breathing the same air, and our physiology is generally the same except for [...]

Poor IAQ and Its Effects on Child Academic Performance

For most parents, the academic success of their children is crucial, because it is the very foundation that a child’s future is built upon. It is because of this, that a child’s ability to attend school on a regular basis is extremely important to their overall academic performance. Many people are unaware of the importance [...]

Benefits of Infrared Thermal Technology

Determining whether a home or office has an existing leak or mold growth issue is next to impossible without the help of specialized tools and a certified inspector. In most cases, leaks and existing mold are not visible to the naked eye, mainly because they are behind walls or above ceilings. Many individuals are looking [...]

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