While experts can sometimes determine which type of mold is growing on a surface by its appearance, they turn to laboratory testing to make the final determination. Most people recommend calling experts to inspect the mo... More »

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Stachybotrys chartarum and Stachybotrys chlorohalonata, commonly known as "black mold," are two species of fungi. They are associated with poor indoor air quality, and frequently appear after water damage to building mat... More »

Black mold growth occurs when mold spores travel through the air and land in a wet environment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Black mold requires constant moisture and usually flourishes on... More »

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To identify mold in a home, look for key mold symptoms, such as excess moisture in odd areas of the house, a dank or moldy smell, and the appearance of spores in colors ranging from black to pink. If anyone living in the... More »

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To paint over mold and mildew, prepare the surface with mold or mildew for painting by protecting surrounding areas, scrubbing with a bleach solution, rinsing in tap water and drying. Then, apply a mold inhibiting primer... More »

If the ceiling is a hard surface, the EPA recommends scrubbing the mold away with soapy water and drying the area. Homeowners should attempt mold abatement only in areas of 10 square feet or less, when the ceiling is non... More »

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Black mold growth occurs when mold spores travel through the air and land in a wet environment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Black mold requires constant moisture and usually flourishes on... More »

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