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Prevent Mold in Your Home

Unless you live in the Antarctic, you should be aware that every home has instances of molds and mildews. The fungi are everywhere in our environment, both indoors and out. We ingest them on a daily basis through one means or another - through the air we breathe, the food we eat, our interactions with our pets, and even through invasion of small cuts and abrasions of the skin. A 1999 study by the Mayo Clinic revealed that nearly all...

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Michigan Mold Questions: Answered

Common Mold (Non-Toxic) The black mold that you may see growing on grouting and walls of showers and bathtubs is unlikely to be dangerous. The most common mold is Cladosporium. Although it can be an irritant to those with asthma or respiratory disease, it is not known to pose any toxic hazard. It can be removed with various household cleaners. The most effective way to prevent it is by providing adequate ventilation. Vent fans should be installed in all areas...

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Michigan Mold Removal Experts

Michigan mold removal (remediation) is not a regulated field. Because you can get a wide variance in opinion, methodology, and experience it is important to research your contractor. Are they able to provide a sensible solution to your mold problem? Are they trained, insured, and experienced? Do they follow established guidelines? These are just some one the considerations to make when searching for a qualified mold remediation contractor. There are no magic mold wands. Our best advice is to find...

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Carpet Mold and Fungus

If you can’t seem to get that musty smell out of your home, mold and fungus in old carpet and rugs may be to blame. Fungus and old can develop under rugs that are exposed to water–bathroom rugs, for example, can be a hotbed for mold–as well as in dry areas that aren’t cleaned regularly. Shampooing and steam-cleaning the carpets alone won’t kill off mold; when carpets are still damp, mold colonies can redevelop fairly quickly. You may need to...

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Black Mold Removal | Diagnosing the Problem

You should now have a general idea of whether or not you may have black mold, and if you have made the determination that you do, then you must immediately take the necessary black mold removal steps to eliminate the problem. The good news is that there are several things that you can do in order to get rid of the mold, and while it may seem like a daunting task at first, it doesn’t have to be as long...

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Toxic Mold Song

Artist Ethan Gold‘s new album, appropriately titled “Songs from a Toxic Apartment” was literally written and recorded by Gold while he was living in a toxic apartment. The album, complete with 12 songs, is an interesting mix of emotions  and sad lyrics all that came about while Gold was hallucinating from exposure to mold in his dilapidated apartment. The album is a combination of natural and electronic sounds, and talks of feelings about isolation and angst. Though Gold was forced...

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Preventing Mold on Clothes

If you have mold growing on your clothes it's probably because you left them in a damp pile for a few days or more. Every time you wash your clothes you should hang them on the line or dry them in the drier as soon as you can. Clothes that have been washed and then left wet for a day or more are at risk of mold starting to grow on them. The same applies for clothes that have gotten...

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Household Remedies to Clean Small Mold Problems

(enter your email for more helpful do it yourself solutions) Kill mold with Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogen peroxide kills mold as it is anti-fungal as well as anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Hydrogen peroxide is a good alternative to chlorine bleach because it is safe to use and doesn't damage the environment, nor does it leave behind toxic residue or produce toxic fumes like chlorine bleach does. You can buy hydrogen peroxide from drug stores for around one dollar for a bottle of...

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Removing Mold on Clothes

(be sure to enter your email for more helpful solutions) There are quite a few solutions you can wash moldy clothes in to get rid of the mold. Some good ones include: •Bleach •Borax •Vinegar •Baking soda •Mold killing detergent Tips for Removing Mold from Clothes There are a few general tips when it comes to removing mold from clothes. One is that it's best to wash your clothes in hot water. Hot water kills mold more effectively than cold...

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How do I get rid of mold?

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors. Some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold but don't fix the...

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