October 5, 2017

So much of what people dealing with mold illness have to do is expensive...really expensive!  A high quality air purifier is just one of the components necessary for cleaning air and creating a safe place to live, once the immune system has been triggered by mold or ot...

August 30, 2017

The recent flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey has created environmental hazards of catastrophic proportion.   

Below are three resources which describe potential health effects or exposure to water damage and related mold and bacteria.

The health eff...

August 23, 2017


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...

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...

April 18, 2017

Avoid scams! Very few states regulate mold testing and remediation...buyer beware! Avoid mold, recover health with proper cleaning protocols - follow ANSI/IICRC S520.

April 13, 2017

Can I use coatings 'to seal in' mold spores?  

The short answer is: no.

Even the top-of-the-line products often recommended by contractors will not ‘seal in’ mold spores or other toxins. If you have a mold problem, coatings are just one piece of the solution. Adding a co...

March 24, 2017

The standard for mold remediation is the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard. This procedural standard provides recommended protocols for remediation of mold damaged structures and contents.

February 17, 2017

Here's Architect and Mold Survivor Cheryl Ciecko’s top 15 considerations for avoiding mold in homes, avoiding mold illness or recovering from other chronic health challenges:

1. Check humidity levels in all rooms with windows closed for a day. Use a $10 humidity...

January 24, 2017

The ozone levels that can harm mold spores will also harm cells in the body through premature aging. Todays miracle product is often tomorrow's health tragedy.

November 1, 2016

 This  is an actual picture inside my ductwork AFTER a scammer had cleaned!  I called references and thought I was being very thorough.  If it could happen to me, it can happen to anyone.  I figured out the scam while they were 'working' but not before they b...

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