Mold Remediation Articles

  • AccuVent: Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I need AccuVent? AccuVent acts as an all-in-one wind-wash barrier and vent. Without a wind-wash barrier, air enters the attic freely and flows above the insulation in the ceiling, greatly reducing its R-Value. This can cause moisture buildup and mold growth in the attic, which can lead to reduced ...

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • Familiar with the Symptoms of Mold and Ways to Deal

    Finding that you may have mold in your property can definitely lead you to experience numerous things. You could in the beginning feel uprising, irritation or possibly a feeling of getting overloaded. Putting the property available for sale may be the very first thing that jumps into the mind, but that ought to be a final resort. A lot of people, in fact, reside in a property with mold and don't ...


    By Executive Restoration

  • American vs China injection mold

    American injection mold builders still have an edge competing with overseas mold making shops even those owned by US investors & run by US professionals there. With smart decisions and efficient shop practices we are still world class in value oriented tooling. Although our politicians are not doing enough to make the playing field level for us. Lack of ...


    By Aco Mold Manufacturing

  • Drawing the Line between Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation

    Background of Water and Mold Damage In recent years, many insurance policies have instituted limits or caps on the amount that will be paid for “mold or microbial damage.” Often, what constitutes microbial damage is defined poorly, if at all, in the policy. Meanwhile, the funds available for water damage restoration are generally not separately capped, and are available up to ...

  • Mold remediation resulting from Hurricane Katrina case study

    Service performed: Mold remediation Summary: To address water and mold damage incurred as result of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Mississippi coastal areas in 2005, EFI Global performed mold investigation, surveying, and remediation services at one of the nation’s leading facilities for the design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support of ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • How to Find a Good Injection Mold Company in China

    In China there are good and bad companies, develop a correct company for your own is important. The factory should have experienced design and staff, good machine and measurement equipment, best quality control, export tooling experiences etc. It takes times to find good injection mold companies and build the partnership, not only in ...


    By Aco Mold Manufacturing

  • IAQ UPDATE: Using an Infrared Camera to Detect Water and Mold Problems

    A low temperature range infrared camera is a very useful tool in detecting the presence of water or moisture that ultimately leads to mold growth. Infrared or thermal inspection does not directly identify the presence of mold, but it may be used to find moisture where mold may cultivate, especially behind wall board. But Beware!  I have seen many cases where the infrared camera results have ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Bowling alley disaster

    A client with a bowling alley in his finished basement complained of a musty smell when ever the bowling alley was turned on. Investigation: The home is a two year old mansion style house with very sophisticated HVAC equipment and controls. The musty odor occurred only when the bowling alley ball return system was on and could only be smelled when standing on the alley. Removing the ball ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Safe House?

    A client who had lived in her house for more than ten years was concerned that her son who suffers from certain inflammation problems might be affected by poor air quality. Investigation: The home is a well maintained twenty year old two story house with a forced hot air heating system with same duct central air. The HVAC system incorporated a merv 6 air filter with an ultra violet ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Unfriendly cellar

    A client who had purchased a home noticed mold growing on furniture stored in their cellar as well as a musty smell when ever they were in the cellar. Investigation: The home is a sixty year old house nicely maintained and very clean with new paint and floor finishes on the inside. The heating system is a gas fired forced hot water system. There is no air conditioning. Relative humidity ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Low Flow Upholstery Cleaners for Quicker Cleaning

    Upholstery cleaners make the complicated task of cleaning upholstery easy, simple and quick. Chairs, sofas, fabrics in automobiles, draperies and other such items catch dust and dirt pretty fast. Cleaning them manually can be extremely time consuming. Soiled upholstery can be an unappealing sight for people visiting your establishment or your home. Advanced upholstery cleaners meet the ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Select Right Cleaning Equipment to Start Carpet Cleaning Business

    People who start a carpet cleaning business are attracted by the benefits. Being your own boss is of course the number one attraction. Second, this business is considered recession-proof because people will always use carpets and as long as carpets are used, people will need someone to clean those carpets. Third, a carpet cleaning business pays well, and some clients will pay as much as $70 per ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Black Mold Symptoms – Know the Enemy

    Black mold symptoms are nothing to play around with. Black mold can be extremely dangerous, and it can cause a wide range of symptoms, varying in severity. Some are easy to deal with and more of an annoyance than anything else. Others can be debilitating and potentially life threatening. If you think your home or business may have a black mold problem but can’t locate the source of it, you ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Controlling condensation- controlling mold

    You know those water stains on the ceiling tiles in your office that you are certain are caused by a leaky roof. Of course, the maintenance man thinks your crazy, since your office is not on the top floor. He dutifully changes the ceiling tile and a month later the water stain is back but this time it has those little black circles that look like mold colonies. Sound familiar? There seems to be ...

  • Where does mold come from?

    Molds are among the earliest known life-forms; they are found in all parts of the world, including Antarctica (“Scientists Tackle Antarctica Mold,” Peter Rejcek, editor, Antarctica Sun, February 4, 2007). They do not have mouths or digestive tracts. Instead, they release digestive enzymes that break down paper, fruits, leaves, shoe leather, bacon or anything else they have landed on ...

  • A moldy summer and the 3 H’S hot-humid-hurricanes

    A HOT WET SUMMER Once again, we’ve entered the hurricane season, when hot humid air envelops most of North America. Beginning in the Spring and lasting until the first frost of Autumn, the air is typically well above 60% Relative Humidity, which is ideal for promoting the growth of mold. The official Hurricane season runs from June to September, and even though they may not qualify as ...

  • Control water – control mold

    There is no single universal way to eliminate all mold growth. But the single most effective method of controlling mold is to eliminate their source of moisture. Moisture doesn’t just mean actual water; it can also be high humidity. Few molds grow when the humidity is under 70%. If they do, it is very slowly. It is safe to say that you cannot stop mold growth until you stop the moisture. ...

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