Black Mold

Dehumidifier Mold Exposure

Dehumidifier mold exposure from mold in tank

When performing indoor environmental investigations for clients, I like to teach them how to avoid dehumidifier mold exposure. Would you like to learn how? If so, this article is for you. People purchase dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity in their homes. They often purchase dehumidifiers for basements where high humidity is most common. The hopeful outcome is to protect indoor air quality and prevent mold growth in their home and on personal property. When not used properly, as I discover in 8 out of 10 homes, dehumidifiers can be the cause of mold growth, and can actually spread mold spores...

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Black Mold Exposure

Black mold exposure on a wall

The mold that people associate with black mold exposure is a species technically known as Stachybotrys. It just so happens to be the most toxic mold known to man. I discovered this dense growth of Stachybotrys on a basement wall in a home where my client was being poisoned by black mold exposure. Black mold exposure symptoms When I first arrived at my client’s home, I noticed she looked very sickly, and she was experiencing psychological problems as well. She was dangerously thin and suffering from rashes and lesions on her skin which are dermal black mold symptoms. Dermal symptoms are...

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Mold in Attic Spaces

black toxic mold in attic

Mold in attic spaces is usually black mold. White mold and other colors are less common but can be just as consequential. Attic mold causes Mold in attic spaces is seldom the result of liquid water from a roof leak or steam from a bathroom exhaust fan inappropriately exhausting into an attic. It takes enduring and uniform moisture to grow mold in attics. Attic mold grows due to condensation of moisture vapor that escapes the house below. The attic condensation develops during cold weather. This is a common problem in cold climate regions where temperatures drop below freezing. Mold in...

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Air Conditioner Mold

Air conditioner mold contributes to mold symptoms in virtually every home I investigate. I’ve had clients suffer asthma attacks and be rushed to emergency rooms due to hidden air conditioner mold. Black mold and white mold Mold in window air conditioner coils and on the front grills is the worst. The photo above shows both black mold and white mold growing on the louvers on the front grill of a window air conditioner. Typically, air conditioner mold is not this blatantly visible. Unless someone has a very smelly air conditioner, most homeowners are unaware that hidden air conditioner mold is...

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