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Mold. That four-letter word sums up a homeowner’s worst nightmare, and figuring out how to handle the issue safely and effectively is a top priority. While some homeowners resort to DIY methods, this type of treatment rarely gets to the root of the problem and can lead to much larger issues down the...

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​Today’s Mold Lesson Started with the Yummy, But Greasy Cheese Dip Stain on My Shirt

There is great irony in this tearful saga. Mold is needed to make the cheese that made the dip that stained the shirt, that needs anti-stain treatment………in the flooded house that Dan did not build. It started with a wonderful Sunday dinner out with the kids and grandson. It was...

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Warning Signs You Have a Mold Problem

Molds are types of fungi that may grow indoors or outdoors, usually in damp, warm, and humid environments. The most common types of household molds might be found around bathrooms, basements, drywall, ceiling tiles, carpet, wallpaper, under sinks, and around plumbing pipes. Mold in the home can pose...

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Heads Up.....We Often Find Mold and Termites Together

What would be worse than finding a mold infestation or mold problem? That’s easy……Finding both! The door in the picture is the entry door of a building having a mold assessment. SURPRISE! Termites inside the metal door. Yes, the door has metal on the outside, but these doors have wood...

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The Last Day of the School Year Can be the Beginning of Worst Time for the Health of a School Building and Returning Students in the Fall

Take the School Lead and Asbestos Awareness Test…… The Kids are Counting on You to Pass Before we Talk Other Less Known Indoor Air Problems I bet you have heard the ditty: “No more classes No more books No more teacher’s dirty looks.” Yeh, sure, I know, you never said those words&helli...

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Removing Mold without Dangerous Chemicals

Mold. It just might be one of the most misunderstood of all household annoyances. Misconceptions such as that mold only thrives in a dirty house are common, but another fallacy regarding mold can be downright dangerous: That harsh chemicals must be used to combat it. This is not only untrue, but it...

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Life and Death Mold Case Study: Organ Transplant Patient Must Have Mold Cleanup and its Cause Corrected

This story starts with a second story window, split open window sill and spaces between the brick openings. These had gone unnoticed before we arrived. It appeared that the dining room window was the source of a leak. The actual leak was in a second story window above the dining room. The people who...

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Common Mold Misconceptions

When it comes to mold, there’s a lot of information out there, but that doesn’t mean that it is all accurate! From methods of cleaning mold to which types of mold are hazardous to your health, misconceptions are everywhere. At Green Home Solutions, we believe in providing accurate assessments of all...

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The Story of Cody The Mold Dog

The Story of Cody The Mold Dog Nah, I am serious. There are mold dogs in many part of the country. In fact, “Cody, The Mold Dog” was quite the competition for mold professionals in the Pittsburgh PA market, at least it seemed at first consideration. Let me start with a little background and then my...

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​About Those “Do It Yourself” Mold Testing Kits

We often get asked about the Petri Dish mold test kits you find in hardware stores, grocery stores and the like. You’ve seen these hanging on racks at the end of aisles. They are the colorful packages showing gross mold pictures calling your name to come purchase. Just to add insult to injury, the p...

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