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By advancedmol4400494, Feb 10 2016 03:40PM

Generally, mold is caused by high humidity, untreated leaks or floods in a basement or crawlspace. Organic materials like drywall paper and wood floors are common places where mold will grow. In times of high humidity, areas underneath your home can become damp, and any wood, paper, or cloth materials there can be a breeding ground for mold. Air with moisture in it can also enter your crawlspace or basement and the moisture can create condensation on cooler surfaces and become optimal for mold growth. Although you can try to clean the mold yourself, it will continue to grow back until all moisture is gone.

The professionals at Advanced Mold Control can dry out your basement or crawlspace. When you set up a free inspection, Advanced Mold Control will work with you to figure out the best solution for your problem. With over 20 years of qualified experience, we will find the best solution to fit your needs.

By advancedmol4400494, Dec 22 2015 07:29PM

When people find out we are in the mold removal business, often the first response we get are questions about bathroom mold. Bathroom mold is often more of an annoyance than a real problem, and is the result of a humid environment with stagnant air. There are a couple of easy steps which can prevent small amounts of mold from growing in the bathroom. Use the vent fan when showering, and let the fan run for at least 10 minutes after showering. This will clear most of the humid air caused from showering with hot water. If you don’t have a vent fan, it would be wise to have one installed. Vent fans should always be vented to the exterior of the home. A vent fan blowing into the attic is transferring the humid air into a new environment where mold will grow.

Also, most showers are enclosed with a curtain, or a door. Closing up the shower right after using it will leave the humid air in place with little or no air circulation. Stagnant humid air will lead to mold growth. Leaving the curtain or door open until the shows dries will increase air circulation to that area, and help prevent mold from growing inside the shower.

By advancedmol4400494, Dec 4 2015 01:54PM

Selling A Home With Mold: What You Need to Know

October 25, 2013 by Bill Gassett

227I am selling my home and found mold! Now what? The potential is there for mold to be found in almost every home. Where there is any amount of moisture, mold can and will grow. However, the real estate community has become increasingly aware of serious mold issues – ones that can do significant damage to home sales.

Molds such as stachybotrys chart arum, or black mold, can cause serious health complications, and substantial liability issues for the sellers of homes that contain black mold.

As a home seller, you cannot afford to mess around with mold growth. You can deal with mold in a responsible way that should help you sell your home for a fair price, and clear you of any liability should the mold return after the sale – but you must deal with the problem directly. There are not many things that will scare a home buyer away from your property than faster than mold!

How Does Mold Affect Home Sales

Selling a home with mold is not something you want to mess around with. There are buyers that will bail out of a home sale at the first mention of mold discovered in a property!

Everyone is familiar with common household mold, the fungi that pops up in all kinds of moist environments. It grows on food left too long in the fridge, for instance. Unfortunately for homeowners, it also grows in attics, bathrooms, basements and virtually any moist surface around your home. If you see black spots developing on a wall in a poorly ventilated room, for example, you are probably noticing the beginning stages of a mold problem.

Mold is all around you, generally in airborne spores searching for an ideal place to land and develop. In small amounts it is not a problem, but when it finds a moist place in your home and you fail to notice it, it can quickly develop into a serious problem.

By guest, Oct 16 2015 03:41PM

The EPA states that, “It is important to take precautions to limit your exposure to mold and mold spores. Avoid breathing in mold or mold spores”. The EPA also recommends that if you suspect you have a hidden mold problem you should consider hiring an experienced professional to avoid exposure to potentially massive doses of mold spores.

Mold damages what it grows on. The longer it grows the more damage it can cause. If there is a mold problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly. Mold can be hidden, growing on the building materials from a hidden leak, and can develop into a potentially large problem if not caught in time.

Testing your home on a regular basis is a prudent way to prevent small problems from growing into a costly and unhealthy situation, and always avoid exposing yourself and others to mold.

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