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Mold & Mildew

Are You Contributing To Winter Mold Growth?

Are You Contributing To Winter Mold Growth?Mold needs a nice warm temperature of around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit to grow, so many think that they’re in the clear during the winter months. What they don’t realize is that this is the exact temperature our houses are kept during the winter, and we’re giving mold a great place to thrive right in our homes. You may be doing additional things to add to mold growth in your home, and we want to outline these things to ensure you’re not promoting mold in your space: Continue reading →

Will Black Mold Really Effect My Health?

Mold problem and the mycelium (fungus).There is quite a bit of buzz surrounding toxic black mold, and we’re often asked if the hype is to be believed. Toxic black mold is also known by the scientific term Stachybotrys Chartarum, and this is one nasty mold that will take over your space and leave you feeling sick in the process. The answer to the question regarding the hype around black mold is a resounding “Yes!”, and this is one mold that you certainly do not want to mess with. Continue reading →

How Long Will My Mold Remediation Take?

Water Damage In KitchenMold remediation can be quite the process, and if you find mold problems in your home, you’ll naturally want to learn what sort of time you’ll be expecting until the job is finished. Having mold remediation performed could mean having to take a few days off from work, and getting your home back in clean working order again will be a priority. At AA Action Waterproofing, we want to make the mold remediation a bit less mysterious for you, and show you what you’ll need to plan for if you wish to have your mold removed. Continue reading →

The 3 Health Signs That You Have Been Exposed To Mold

Portrait of a man blowing his nose over gray backgroundMold problems aren’t always the easiest to detect, and you can go days or months without ever knowing that mold has begun to grow rampant in your home. In dark basements or seldom visited crawlspaces, mold is provided with the perfect environment to thrive, and you’ll be unlikely to see it until it’s really begun to take over and destroy property. Luckily, in some respects, it’s a good thing that mold effects our health the way it does, as it can provide some key clues that it could be taking over even if it remains unseen. Continue reading →

A Closer Look At Mold Remediation And You

Your home is your castle, and it’s important that you take the time to make sure that it’s everything it should be. It’s easy to overlook the foundation that your home is built upon, but you shouldn’t make this mistake. Your basement foundation walls are one of the single most important aspects of your home, and when a problem with them exists it’s possible that you could develop a mold issue. Continue reading →

Sniffing Out The Presence Of Mold In Your Home

Sniffing Out The Presence Of Mold In Your Home One of the best methods you can use to determine if mold has found its way into your home is using your nose. Mold has a very distinct smell, and even in small amounts, this smell can be a telltale sign that mold remediation is necessary to save your health and your belongings. If you’re not sure what mold smells like, we have a method you can use to create for yourself, safely, your own point of reference! Continue reading →

How Do Dehumidifiers Work?

How Do Dehumidifiers Work?Waterproofing isn’t always the end-all be-all answer to mold, as the tiny particles of moisture in the air can be enough to prompt mold to grow. Even if leak and flood risks have been eliminated, these teeny tiny particles can still provide just enough moisture to give mold it’s trifecta for life, and one of the best ways we recommend keeping this mold out is by keeping a dehumidifier on hand. Maryland can be home to some moist air, and underground air can be moist to begin with, so investing in a dehumidifier to eliminate basement mold growth is an idea any homeowner should consider. Continue reading →

What Types Of Property Can Mold Destroy?

What Types Of Property Can Mold Destroy?When mold begins growing in your home, it can really do a number on your property. In basements used for recreation, bedrooms, or storage rooms, the property you keep in the space can be come destroyed with a shocking rapidity if mold is present, and there is so much property that mold can destroy. Mold feeds on cellulose, which cotton, paper, drywall, and all types of other belongings are made from, meaning a vast majority of your belongings can become mold food if the right conditions are present. Continue reading →

Winter Mold Growth

Winter Mold GrowthWe know that mold needs three things to survive – warmth, moisture, and a food source. Because of this, many homeowners don’t really think about mold growth during the winter, but this is a pretty big mistake as Maryland has just the right conditions to promote mold growth during the winter as well. Maryland winters may be filled with crisp dry air, but there’s plenty of moisture from time to time as well. Your home will remain at just the right temperature for mold to thrive, so as moisture works is way in, and comes into contact with your belongings and your temperate indoor atmosphere, the perfect conditions are met. Continue reading →

How Does Mold Grow Indoors?

How Does Mold Grow Indoors?It’s important to remember that mold exists just about everywhere. Mold spores are found naturally in the air in pretty small amounts, and this makes it simple to understand how mold winds up indoors. Even if you have never had a basement leak or flood, this doesn’t mean you can’t eventually find mold growing in your space, and it helps to learn how indoor mold spreads and how to stop it. Continue reading →