You can detect mold in your home by looking for moisture, paying attention to allergy symptoms and buying a testing kit to see if mold spores are growing in a particular spot. Most of the time mold lurks in spots where h... 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 »

Professional mold removal contractors conduct mold tests by visually inspecting a home and then using a device to test the air. Depending on their findings, they sometimes send mold samples to a lab for further testing. More »

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White mold is usually found on basement floors because the right environmental factors for its growth, including moisture, nutrients and mold spores, are present. After cleaning up the mold, controlling excess moisture i... More »

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Treat mold by removing the moisture sources, sealing off the remainder of the home, protecting yourself, spraying any dry mold with water and applying a commercially prepare mold treatment product. Remove any porous mate... 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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EM Lab P&K sells mold reports that break down information about mold spores by ZIP code. In addition, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology's National Allergy Bureau makes available pollen and mold counts b... More »