January 31, 2018

Do-It-Yourself  Mold Inspection Guide for How To Start:    

Very toxic mold can be completely concealed.  You may not smell it.  Some people exposed to toxic mold will feel fine.  But the mold is still there and it may be compromising your health or the health...

August 23, 2017

NO BLEACHFOR CLEANING POROUS MATERIALS - INCLUDING WOOD!

I noticed an error in advice from the American Wood Council (AWC) regarding mold and mildew on structural wood members recently, in the FAQ section.  It seems there are many, very reputable sources on the internet...

August 4, 2017

Moisture control is fundamental to the proper functioning of any building.

Controlling moisture is critical to protect occupants from adverse health effects and to protect the building, its mechanical systems and its contents from physical or chemical damage. Yet, mois...

June 13, 2017

Materials are always a hot topic when discussing mold. But any materials-only focus when talking mold avoidance is misguided.  

Do mold resistant materials prevent mold in buildings?

Does avoiding bio-based materials ensure a mold-free environment?

Commercial bu...

June 18, 2016

There's lots of toxins in our environment...and lots of misinformation on the internet and elsewhere, about them...especially the ones found in building materials. Air quality can be affected by VOCs (Volitile Organic Compounds).

"Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are e...

June 3, 2016

There's been lots of discussion in blogs and social media about 'mold-free' building and 'mold-free' products.   Here's my review of hempcrete:

What is HEMPCRETE?

Hempcrete is a mixture of hemp hurds (shives) and lime (possibly including natural hydraulic lime,[1] sand,...

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