Home & Apartment

  • Size of Mold Spores

    by David Allen

    Size of Mold Spores Mold spores range from 1 to 100 microns in diameter, but the bulk of mold spores are between 2 and 20 microns (U.S. EPA, MSUM, PLOS).…

  • ‘Kill’ Mold Without Bleach

    by David Allen

    The idea of “killing” mold is pretty popular, perhaps since it feels so great to beat something that might harm us and our family. And mold absolutely falls into that…

  • Hygrometer for Mold

    by David Allen

    A hygrometer is a device that measures and displays the humidity level, or moisture content, within a room or environment. “Hygrometer” is derived from the Greek hygros, which means wet…

  • Texas Mold & Mildew

    by David Allen

    Howdy! Considering calling Texas home now or in the near future? Here are 10 need-to-know facts about mold and mildew in the Lone Star state. 1. Parts of Texas are…

  • Microban 24 on ‘Soft Surfaces’

    by David Allen

    Microban 24® is a disinfectant spray that its manufacturer Procter & Gamble says “prevents the growth of mold and mildew for 7 days.” Its literature and packaging recommend using it…

  • Do Dehumidifiers Reduce Mold?

    by David Allen

    Though a dehumidifier may not quite be the powerful weapon against mold that some people think it is, having one can certainly help prevent the fungus from flourishing in your…

  • Can you paint over mold?

    by David Allen

    Homeowners frequently want to know whether they can simply cover up their newly discovered mold problem with a fresh coat of paint. Although the answer is technically yes, it’s not…

  • Do Open Windows = Mold?

    by David Allen

    There’s no universally applicable answer when it comes to the effect that open windows have on mold growth, but in most cases opening a window at the right times will…

  • What is Sick Building Syndrome?

    by David Allen

    Sick Building Syndrome is a condition in which multiple occupants or workers in the same building experience vague health symptoms for no clear-cut reason. Typically, the affected parties will only…

  • How to Prevent Mold in a Bathroom

    by David Allen

    Of all of the rooms in a home, bathrooms are among the most prone to mold. Their close quarters, tight spaces, pipes running to and through them, and the volume…

  • Can you Clean Mold Out of a Carpet?

    by David Allen

    Significant mold growth can accumulate on your carpet in as few as 24-48 hours. By taking the proper steps, you can get rid of it fairly easily. Granted, sections of…