Mold Education Blog
The Mold Medics Team decided to start this blog as an effort to combat some of the misinformation around mold and mold remediation. We hope that through these posts our customers and the general public will have a better understanding of Mold, Mold removal, and the health risks that mold may pose to your household and family. As we continue to learn together, we encourage you to share these posts with your friends and family so that they may also be informed.
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In previous blog posts, we’ve shared ways to reduce radon, the signs of radon poisoning, why you should implement long-term testing, and more. Because there’s a lot of information about radon, sometimes it’s beneficial to go back to the basics, such as learning about radon levels and what they mean. By doing so, you’ll know
Did you know that there are over 100,000 types of mold? Not all types of mold are a threat, though. For instance, there are toxic molds found in homes (e.g., trichoderma) and types used for medicinal purposes (e.g., Penicillium). With hundreds of thousands of mold species, it can be overwhelming for non-professionals to determine and
Most homeowners are aware of the effects of mold growth in their homes, such as infrastructure damage or mold-related illnesses. Some homeowners may have even experienced these effects first-hand. Often, mold-related damages are the result of high levels of humidity. According to the EPA, “Indoor relative humidity (RH) should be kept below 60 percent—ideally between
You probably know that mold can form indoors, but did you know that it’s also naturally occurring outside? Mold is a fungus that can grow both inside and outside. It contains spores that reproduce as it travels through the air. Depending on the type of mold, its spores travel in various ways. For instance, some
“Is it safe to live in a house with high radon levels?” — we get asked this question a lot. The answer most of the time is “no, it is not safe.” However, it is impossible to completely remove radon in your home — you can only reduce it to safer levels. According to the