Is Mold Making Your Child Sick? How to Tell and What to Do About It

Parenting is one of life’s most precious gifts. Each day brings new joys, new lessons, and a limitless supply of love. As a parent, it’s only natural to want the best for your children and to worry when they feel ill. Although most childhood illnesses are caused by simple viral infections and quickly pass, some… Read More »

Mold Testing Methods

I am often asked about mold testing and specifically, what is the best way to test for mold. The answer is multifaceted and a little complicated. First of all, there are multiple ways of testing for mold, all with their own set of pros and cons. Among them are: 1. non-viable spore trap tests2. Viable spore… Read More »

Mold in Unlikely Places

Many people have a fear of mold and what it can do to your health, especially if you have sensitivities or allergies to mold spores. When you think of mold growth and contamination in your home, you assume it would apply to dark, damp basements and what can occur after a pipe breaks or other… Read More »

Where Mold Comes From

Mold is a fungus that occurs naturally within an ecosystem. Mold, mildew, yeast, and other fungi serve a variety of purposes in nature.  These include decomposition of raw materials, natural pesticide for plants, and some molds have been found to create powerful antibiotics in the medical community. Mold can serve a great purpose when found in an… Read More »

When Mold Dries, is it Dead?

This is one of the most common misconceptions involving mold. There is much confusion between what is dormant mold and what is dead mold. Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. These filaments combine and become mycelium. The dusty or fuzzy look of mold is caused by millions… Read More »

Will Mold on Bread Hurt You?

Why does my bread get moldy so fast? And is it normal? The answer to this is not as simple as one might think. Some bread naturally is more prone to mold growth. Depending on the recipe, the acidity varies, the ingredients vary, and some bread just naturally is more prone to have mold. Store… Read More »

Which Mold is the Most Dangerous?

We often encounter customers that ask us, “Is this a dangerous mold?” or, “What type of mold is the most dangerous?”. The short answer is practically all molds in elevated amounts can be dangerous.  The most dangerous molds or what we call Marker Molds, include Stachybotrys and Chaetomium. Other molds that can be equally as… Read More »

Why Traditional Remediation Does Not Get Rid of Mold

I have often been asked about traditional “tear-out” remediation. Let me first say, I believe that there are a time and a place for traditional tear out, dry out, rebuild. Of course, when your home has, as an example, been flooded, you need to tear out the wet stuff, dry out everything, and rebuild. However,… Read More »

Restoring Home Health is First Step in Healing

Everyone knows that mold in our living environments does not go down with a fight. We’ve all heard that you shouldn’t try “killing” mold with RTU (ready to use) sprays from the local store because mold has the unique quality of resisting attacks by, well, shooting millions of spores out into the atmosphere, similar to… Read More »

Mold in Crawl Spaces

Oftentimes we encounter homes with elevated “Mold Load”.  Remember this term, it is becoming more and more popular in Naturopathic circles.  “Mold load” is defined as the cumulative effect of mold throughout the home, accounting for the unseen mold,  the seemingly small and insignificant amounts of mold in a home, and major mold issues. It… Read More »

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