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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Mold grows naturally in the environment and starts to grow in the home when spores land on a moist surface. In nature, mold is a part of the biological process that breaks down dead organic materials. In the home, reside... More »

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Some of the dangers of mold in a home include serious health risks for the occupants, including asthma, skin irritation and respiratory issues. Depending on the type of mold and the extent of the exposure, it may also le... More »

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Some tips for mold removal include removing the moisture in the area, fixing all plumbing leaks, isolating the molded area from the rest of the space, disposing of all moldy porous materials and thoroughly scrubbing mold... More »

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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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The best way to check for mold underneath a home is to do an inspection of the entire basement or crawlspace, looking for signs of mold on surfaces and moisture spots. The inspection is done by the homeowner or a mold in... More »

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Because mold spores occur naturally, all one has to do to make a piece of bread turn moldy in theory is to simply wait for it to grow mold, though it is possible to use bottled mold spores to accelerate the molding proce... More »