When the subject of mold comes up, what’s your first reaction? If you are like most, you are immediately disgusted. The thought conjures up mental images of ruined food, furniture, and if you are allergic, your throat closing up and other horrible scenarios.
But, mold is more than just a disgusting topic or a pain in the you-know-where. It’s actually quite interesting if you think about it. Flabbergasted? Don’t be, just check out the following compelling facts about this household nuisance and, who knows, you may learn something new:
Mold can be found in 50% of homes today. But, this is a new phenomenon. In fact, just 50 years ago, it was decidedly less common.
Mold causes a mindblowing 100% of all chronic sinus infections.
Both blue cheese and penicillin are different types of petrified mold.
Are you allergic to Christmas trees? Turns out, the allergy isn’t to the tree itself but by the mold it releases into the air.
Fire isn’t the destroyer of wood like so many of us have been taught. In fact, mold destroys more wood than termites, floods, and fires combined.
There’s a type of mold (called slime mold) that can actually move on its own.
It’s impossible to remove mold spores from an indoor environment but, you can minimize its dampness.
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If you and your family are experiencing allergy symptoms inside your home, mold could be the culprit. Mold is present in every home, but when given the right conditions it can spread to unhealthy levels affecting the air you are constantly breathing inside your house and the structural integrity of your walls, ceilings and floors. Here are some helpful hints to help you detect if it necessary to schedule a professional mold test. Continue reading →
When it comes to keeping mold at bay, small steps can go a long way. Since mold can be challenging to remove and damaging to your health, it is best to prevent it rather than have to take care of it later on. Continue reading →
Whether you have been using your basement as a comfortable living space or just as a storage space, there should not be a smell that is any different from any other part of the house. That musty ‘basement smell’ that most believe is inevitable, is a warning sign you should not ignore. Continue reading →
Basements aren’t the only area of the house that can accumulate mold. In fact, mold can be hidden anywhere in your home, including your attic. Like the mold in your basement, attic mold can cause serious health issues for you and your family. So you need to check your attic for mold growth as well. Mold growth is in attics can be caused by a variety of issues. Here are the five common causes of attic mold growth: Continue reading →
There are many things that can cause stains along the walls of your basement. Dirt, minerals, and salts can all cause staining. These common basement stains are relatively harmless. However, mold can be a sign of a larger structural issue, and present a serious hazard to the health and well-being of your family members. So it is important that you know how to tell the difference between harmless stains and dangerous mold growths. Continue reading →
Having a wet or flooded basement is a nightmare for any homeowner. In fact, 98% of houses with basements will face some type of water damage within their life. That is why it is important to always keep an eye out for any signs of water damage in your home. Continue reading →
Here at AAAction Waterproofing, we understand why many people ask ‘why keeping your basement dry is so important?’. While it may seem like a little moisture in the basement is no big deal, there is a lot of damage being done that you may not be noticing at first glance. Not only does a damp basement put the health of your family at risk, but it can damage the very foundation of your home. Continue reading →
Living in a home with mold can have a rather disastrous impact on the health of everyone who lives there. This is due to mold’s ability to produce allergens, irritants, and even toxins right into your home on a daily basis. The symptoms you can expect from mold exposure can vary from allergies to infections. However, the most common symptoms you will see include: Continue reading →