Does Mold Grow in Cold Weather?

Does Mold Grow in Cold Weather?

Contrary to what many might believe, cold weather does not stop mold from growing; it merely slows it down. Mold can indeed flourish in colder temperatures if the conditions are right, which typically include moisture and a food source. Mold spores can go dormant when...
Can Mold Live Without Water? An In-Depth Exploration

Can Mold Live Without Water? An In-Depth Exploration

Mold: it’s a word that often brings to mind unsightly spots on walls, musty odors in damp basements, and perhaps even concerns about health. As the top mold removal experts in Alabama, we often get asked, “Can mold live without water?” The answer is...
Is Your New Home Exposing You to Harmful VOCs?

Is Your New Home Exposing You to Harmful VOCs?

Homes today are being built with greater and greater energy efficiency. In the interest of lower utility bills, we are finding ways to keep the air we’ve heated or cooled inside. Things like spray foam insulation, better window construction, and better building...
Always Use a Black Mold Expert

Always Use a Black Mold Expert

Every so often I run across a situation that makes me think of it as one great opportunity to educate a lot of people about the unintended consequences of actions. So, it was recently that I was called upon to perform air tests for mold on a property that was being...
How Mold Testing Works

How Mold Testing Works

Air Sampling Procedure Air sampling is the most effective method for determining whether a mold infestation is potentially creating an unsafe living/working environment. Although not perfect, it is the standard for our industry. Our testing procedure incorporates the...
Mycotoxins 101

Mycotoxins 101

(This article by Roy Ponder originally appeared in Lake Martin North, Lake Martin South Magazine.) Mold is everywhere! It is a naturally occurring element that is found in any environment. It becomes a problem in indoor environments when it affects the health of the...
Should We Be Concerned About Radon?

Should We Be Concerned About Radon?

Radon lacks color and odor, and it occurs here in Alabama. Other parts of the U.S. may consistently have higher levels than we do, but because of the unexpected ways it surfaces, radon still causes concerns for Alabamans. Radon is responsible for more than 25,000 lung...
Is Your New Home Exposing You to Harmful VOCs?

Can Mold Cause Sinus Infections?

Do you experience sinus problems throughout the year, regardless of what season it is? It is common for people to suffer from pollen allergies in the springtime or even from a common cold, however, if you have chronic, year-round sinus problems, or if you are...
How to Get Rid of Dog Odors

How to Get Rid of Dog Odors

As much as you love your furry friends, things at home can get a bit smelly when they live with you indoors. Thankfully, there are numerous ways that you can keep up your clean, fresh-smelling home and get rid of any odors that your dogs may cause.  The following...
Mold vs. Mildew

Mold vs. Mildew

There is a lot of confusion about the difference between mold and mildew. Although we tend to use the words interchangeably when we’re talking, they are actually two different things! Mold and mildew are not drastically different though, but there are some key...