Category: Mold Identification

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Which is worse, regular mold or black mold

Mold growths have no place in a home. They damage property by causing extensive discoloration and staining. They also have a tendency to trigger severe allergic reactions in some people. Strictly speaking, there is really no difference between regular mold and black mold. With over 100,000 species of mold in existence, Stachybotrys chartarum (aka black […]

dust vs mold

Being able to tell the difference between dust and mold can sometimes be tricky, especially if you’ve never dealt with mold growth before. Mold and dust both come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and tend to be found on surfaces in your home. Visually, they can be hard to distinguish. Mold is a living […]

Step 4 Scraping the mold and mildew remove mold from the carpet

There are more than 100,000 species of mold in the world. Although only a few types tend to grow in the home, all mold species need to be treated with caution if found growing in your home. But what about mildew? Is it the same as mold? Is it dangerous? Although the two terms are […]

Black Mold in Bathroom   What Should I Do About It

If you have black mold in your bathroom, then you need to do something about it before it spreads to other areas. Read on to find out what to do about black mold in bathrooms. Any black mold formation in bathrooms must be removed as soon as possible. If left alone, black mold can be […]

Can the smell of mold make you sick

Have you ever left a load of washing in the machine too long, only to pull it out and be greeted by an awful smell? That damp, musty smell is never a welcome visitor and can be surprisingly hard to get rid of. If you are picking up whiffs of this smell in other parts […]

Mysterious looking patches on walls, floors, and ceilings

Identifying mold early in your home is key to getting on top of the problem early before it gets into hard-to-reach places and takes a foothold. There can be several signs to indicate that mold might be growing in your home, they include: Damp areas Musty smells Constant allergy-like symptoms Black spots on surfaces Flaking […]

identifying black mold

Identifying black mold can be challenging, as it can appear in different colors and textures. However, matured black mold is typically black, and it may appear as a slimy film that grows on organic matter. It can also have a musty odor, which can be a sign of its presence. It is crucial to note […]

3 deadliest molds foundation at home

Among the most dangerous mold that is considered “toxic” are harmful to humans and can often be deadly. While people think that toxic mold is only one type of mold, there are hundreds of harmful molds. The most dangerous type of mold in households is the Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly called the “black mold”. Joining this […]

What Does Mold Look Like in a Basement 4 Key Identifiers

Mold is a microscopic organism that can be found indoors: in the basement, in showers, or in any areas around any heating or cooling appliances. It also grows outdoors in shady or damp places or around decomposing vegetation. Mold in the basement looks like irregularly-shaped stains or specks that are green, brown, white, black, or […]

Mold colors

One of the first things that anyone notices about mold is its color. The question is; what can the color of mold tell you about it? Is it a reliable indicator of whether the mold is toxic or not? The mold that is found in homes comes in a variety of colors. The most popular […]