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Dehumidifier Mold Exposure

Mold growth inside of a dehumidifier 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 growing on a wall in a home

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 hidden behind stored items in a basement where my client was being poisoned by black mold exposure. Black mold exposure symptoms This lady called me at the recommendation of her medical doctor. When I first arrived at her home, she looked very sickly, was in panic mode, and believed she was losing her mind. She was dangerously thin and suffering from rashes and lesions...

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Mold in Attic Spaces

black toxic mold in a house 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 can...

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