MOLD

My Discussion With Shemane Nugent About Mold

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Join me for my latest guest appearance with International Healthy Living Ambassador; Shemane Nugent. In this interview, I discuss my family’s mold experiences, how mold can easily become a problem in our modern homes, and how consumers can make the right choices in their homes and find the professionals who can help.   Get your […]

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Cheryl’s Top 15 Steps to Avoid Mold

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Architect and mold survivor Cheryl Ciecko shares her top 15 considerations for avoiding mold in homes, avoiding mold illness or recovering from other chronic health challenges.   Check humidity levels Check in all rooms with windows closed for a day. Use a $10 humidity meter from Wal-Mart or Amazon.com. Move it from room to room […]

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Can’t Find Mold… Cut Holes?

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Cutting holes is serious business when searching for mold in your home. It’s actually the last resort solution! Proper steps should always be followed before holes are cut as there are potentially serious implications. When you cannot find any mold through testing or visual inspection these are the next steps:  Step #1: Check humidity levels […]

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Mold and Mental Illness: Moisture Matters!

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Awareness is key At least 25% of human beings are susceptible to toxin exposure and related illnesses, which include respiratory distress, autoimmune diseases, mental illness, and even cancers. There is some indication that the numbers affected might be even higher. A major public building in Florida, that has been closed down due to mold infestion, […]

BUILDING

10 Ways to Avoid Mold During Construction

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Mold is everywhere Without mold we would not have dirt to grow our food, as mold is part of the decomposition process of organic matter. Mold will grow almost anywhere. The requirements are: Oxygen Moisture Nutrients Temperatures between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.   Oxygen and temperatures which are ideal for mold are also ideal […]

CLEANING

Essential Oils and Mold

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How essential oils and immunity are linked Have you heard of the Bubonic Plague? There’s a story going back to that time, referencing herb vinegar solutions, which ultimately evolved into the essential oil blends that people have been using for many years to support health and wellness. Many herbs and oils were used to during […]

CLEANING

Diffusing Essential Oils and Mold

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How diffusing essential oils relates to mold remediation Diffusers and essential oils can be helpful before, during and after remediation. The best diffusers for mold challenges do not use water, since water fuels the growth of mold.   I have had good experience with these two diffusers: TheraPro by Young Living Aroma Ace by Diffuser […]

CONTRACTORS

Finding Mold Testing & Remediation Help

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Resources for mold testing & remediation In this post, I will share with you where to find mold sampling professionals, the standards they should be using, and the right questions to ask.   7 places to find mold sampling professionals Local Engineer or Architect Referrals – Licensed professionals are have lots of education & liability […]

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How to Find Concealed Mold

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Do-It-Yourself 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 of people you care about without event knowing it. Do not completely […]

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Do-It-Yourself Steps for Mold Investigation

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How to evaluate your buildings for water damage Discovering water damage and mold, especially concealed sources, can require detective work and close attention to details. Start with this list and compare your notes based on what you find to help focus additional investigation. Here are the first 5 steps to take to evaluate your buildings […]