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Mold and Your Health

Mold and Your Health

How can mold affect humans? Although not all molds are bad, molds and fungi can have serious health effects on certain people to varying degrees. The number and nature of these effects are far from certain, however those sensitive can be affected by some of the following: • Nasal and sinus congestion • Hayfever • Sore throat and hacking cough • Headaches, rashes and eye irritations • Aches and pains • Diarrhoea, Fever • Immune suppression • Loss of cognitive memory • Chronic Fatigue • Ring worm, athletes foot, thrush   What makes molds grow in my home? Mold enters…

Cleaning Mold with Bleach

Cleaning Mold with Bleach

The Bleach Myth A myth exists concerning the use and “effectiveness” of chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) in the remediation of a mold problem. Mold remediation involves the removal and or clean up and restoration of mold contaminated building materials.​ Chlorine bleach, commonly referred to as laundry bleach, is generally perceived to be an “accepted and answer-all” biocide to abate mold in the remediation processes. Good intentions and  recommendations of health departments and other state and local agencies are perpetuating that belief. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) who once recommended using chlorine bleach for mold abatement was the first…

Basement Mold

Basement Mold

Portland Basement Mold If there is moisture in your basement, it is likely you also have mold.  Removing or repairing the source of the moisture is the first step in getting rid of your mold. If the basement is wet from a flood, the source is obvious. Other possibilities include: Gutters ending too close to the house Improperly graded soil around the house Leaks in the foundation A dryer that isn’t vented to the outside Leaking pipes Other water sources. Closely examining the area of mold should quickly reveal where the water is coming from. Then, take steps to eliminate…

Bathroom Mold Removal

Bathroom Mold Removal

Portland Bathroom Mold Mold in the bathroom is a real problem here in the Pacific Northwest.  Cool, damp weather in conjunction with the warm environment of a bathroom is the perfect conditions for growing mold. Why and How Mold Grows in the Bathroom Frequently running water in the bathroom basin, the bathtub and the shower creates wet surfaces and puddles of water. If you don’t dry this moisture out quickly it can easily lead to mold growth. On top of this, when the water in the bathroom does dry out it evaporates into the air and increases the humidity. Steam…