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While doing nothing about a mold issue can help you keep money in your pocket right now, it can turn into an increasingly expensive proposition the longer you wait. Rest assured that we’ll do everything possible to remediate your mold as quickly and affordably as possible.


Ever wonder how mold grows and spreads in the home? Basically, mold can grow via the extension of hyphae (which are like tiny root hairs). In this way, a small colony of mold can expand to cover many square feet of material.


If the area of mold in your home is less than ten square feet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's ok to mix a cup of bleach in a gallon of water and wash down the wall or whatever surface is involved. If the area of mold is larger, or if you feel uncomfortable handling the cleanup yourself, it's best to bring in a professional.


Ever wonder what determines the color of mold when it is growing on a surface? Whether the mold is black, blue, or green primarily depends on the type of mold and is also influenced by the nutrient source, surface substrate, and age of the colony.


A great way to prevent mold from growing in your home is to monitor your indoor humidity levels with a moisture meter. This way, you will be able to pinpoint exactly when and where excessive moisture forms and address the issue quickly.


If someone in your home suffers from COPD or asthma, dealing with a mold problem right away is critical. Since he or she already has a compromised respiratory system, his or her reaction to mold spores in the air could be immediate and severe.


If you see moisture or condensation collecting on your windows, this can mean that your home has a high level of humidity and may be more prone to mold growth.


It's possible for homeowners to clean mold in their homes. However, the Centers for Disease Control recommend that a professional company be hired if the mold is extensive or you have any reservations about doing the job properly.


If your house has been flooded - and an inch of two of water is sufficient to ruin virtually everything - it's important to pull out all carpeting and anything else that's been soaked. That will help to stop the spread of mold.


A common practice when buying a home is to get a home inspection. This could turn up mold, but you don’t have to worry. A mold removal expert can help make sure your new house is mold-free before you move in.


If someone in your family suffers from severe allergies, it’s important to remember that the formation of even small amounts of mold in your home could severely impact him or her. In some instances, it could even lead to respiratory distress.


We recognize that having your home’s renovation shut down by the city because of significant mold growth can be a frustrating experience. Rest assured that we have the expertise to eliminate your mold quickly so that your renovation can get back on track.


After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, about 17 percent of homes in the metropolitan area - or 40,000 homes - developed serious cases of mold, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control.


Avoid running your HVAC system if you think it may be contaminated with mold. If you do, there's a good chance you'll be spreading mold spores throughout your home. Although mold will not grow on dry surfaces, it will attach in areas that are humid or frequently wet.


Many indoor molds are toxic, producing a substance called “mycotoxins.” Mycotoxins, depending on your immunological response, can be allergenic, pathogenic, and to some, even toxigenic.


Moisture and humidity are your two greatest enemies in your fight against mold in your home. If you live in an especially moist or humid climate, you may be at greater risk of mold contamination.


Does someone in your household suffer from allergies? At best these can be a nuisance, and at worst they can become debilitating. If there’s mold in your house, it can make your allergies much worse, but removing it can get rid of this problem.


For most people, exposure to mold can trigger nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, and skin irritation. However, if you are allergic to mold, the reaction can be more severe and include fever and shortness of breath.


Did you know that black mold is responsible for more than 100 types of lung conditions? Of all these, however, the worst is most likely respiratory bleeding, which can be fatal in infants.


Many people don't understand the true health dangers of constant mold exposure because symptoms creep up over time, causing health to slowly decline. In fact, frequent headaches are one of the most common symptoms.


If you notice a musty or mildew smell entering your home when you run the air conditioning or heat, have a professional check out your system as soon as possible. It’s very possible that you may have significant mold growth within your HVAC system.


Few things are as frustrating to a homeowner living through home renovations as having the project shut down because of the presence of mold. Working with an experience mold removal company can ensure everything is dealt with quickly and efficiently.


Did you know that mold spores can still hold their toxins and trigger allergies when they're dead? This means that simply killing mold won't be as effective as removing it from your home.


To discourage the growth of mold, keep the humidity level in your home between 40 and 60 percent. Make sure there is adequate air flow in your home, and consider adding exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms if they are not already present.


The greatest danger from molds is the effect of mold on the immune systems of people who have pre-existing conditions. People with respiratory ailments, such as allergy and asthma, can develop infections from mold.


Molds are commonly seen on dead matter, such as leaves, manure and compost. Mold can actually eat through organic material such as wood, animals and plants.


There are three major mold groups according to human responses: Allergenic, Pathogenic, and Toxigenic. Allergenice molds do not usually produce life-threatening health effects are most likely to affect those who are already allergic or asthmatic.


Do you suffer from asthma? Even if you only run into occasional breathing trouble, you don’t want to have contaminants in your environment that will make it worse. Mold is one of these contaminants, and getting rid of it will help prevent asthma attacks.


If you have been near mold, you know that it has an unpleasant smell. Scientists say that is the case because "the mission" of all molds is to break down and decompose dead organic material.


We recognize that it can be difficult to control indoor humidity levels when the weather outside is particularly wet. Since humidity levels can play a major role in mold formation, installing a dehumidifier could help you fight back even when the weather isn’t cooperating.


If you notice discoloration or yellowish stains on your walls and ceilings, this is a sign of excess moisture and indication of a possible mold issue. If the surface has a green, brown, or black discoloration, mold is already present.


Many people ask if it’s possible to completely eliminate mold from the inside of a home or office building. The answer depends on what is meant by “completely eliminating mold.” To keep a building completely free of mold spores requires very efficient air filtration, which is only accomplished in completely sanitized areas such as hospitals.


Some actions that can reduce the condensation levels in your home include covering cold surfaces such as water pipes with insulation and increasing the air temperature in your home.


You probably already know mold in the home can cause health problems, but mold is very destructive. Under the right conditions, it can spread rapidly, destroying everything it settles on. Even items that can be cleaned may never lose that musty smell common to most types of mold.


We recognize that the first reaction of many homeowners will be to try to tackle a mold problem on their own as a way to save money. Remember, mold spores are extremely small, so you won’t always be able to tell with the naked eye exactly where all the mold is.


Colorado Springs, CO


(719) 227-8511



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