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How Does Mold Affect Different Building Materials in Your Home?
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
Signs and Symptoms of an Allergy to Mold in Your Home
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?
“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
How Do I Reduce Radon in My Home?
“If radon can’t be seen or smelled, how do I know if it’s in my home?” We get this question a lot. Even if there’s no physical sign or smell of radon in your home, it can still be a problem. The only way to know if it’s in your home is through long term
Top 10 Places Where Mold Might Hide in Your Home
According to the International Center for Toxicology and Medicine at Harvard University, “No one really knows exactly how many homes have mold behind the walls, but the best current estimate is about 70%.” Other statistics show that 28% of the population carry genes that make them susceptible to having health issues when exposed to mold.
What Are The Signs of Radon Poisoning?
Did you know that, according to the DEP, Pennsylvania has one of the most serious radon problems in the United States? Approximately 40% of Pennsylvania homes have radon levels above the EPA’s action guideline of 4 picocuries per liter. People who live in conditions with elevated radon levels (above 4 pCi/L) for a long time