Content tagged "mold"

Is mold a health issue inside the home?

Floods Home Energy Updated: October 16, 2015

Mold in the home can be a health hazard if it's allowed to grow and isn't handled properly.The type and severity of health effects depend upon:People most...

How do I get rid of mold on my roof.

Floods Updated: September 11, 2015

Asphalt Shingles and Fiberglass Panels: scrub the surface using a mixture of one quart of chlorine bleach, 1 ounce detergent, and 1 gallon water at the rate...

Avoiding Mold Hazards in Your Flooded Home

Floods Updated: September 30, 2014

A flood-damaged home requires special attention to avoid or correct a mold population explosion.  Mold is likely to multiply on materials that stay wet for...

Kenneth Hellevang

Floods Updated: June 14, 2014

 Kenneth Hellevang, Ph. D., Professor, Professional EngineerKen has a Ph. D. degree in engineering, is a registered professional engineer, and has obtained...

Mold is natural, so what's the big deal?

Molds are natural and generally pose no adverse health effects outside the home. However, mold indoors can be an indoor air issue. Mold produces spores that...

I have mold in my home. How do I get rid of it?

Mold in a home can be a serious problem, and one that deserves your immediate attention. Any problem with mold means there is a moisture problem. In addition...

What do you need to know about mold in your home?

Mold can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance if moisture is present. Mold can grow on wood, paper, carpet and food. Exposure...

There is some foamy yellow stuff growing on the wood chip mulch in my landscape. What is it and how can I remove it?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 24, 2010

Is there a test for mold that can be used in homes?

Are home mold test kits that I see at hardware stores worth trying?

If fiberglass insulation is wet, does that mean it is ruined and needs to be replaced?

Home Energy Updated: October 21, 2009

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