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The Mold Medics Team decided to start this blog as an effort to combat some of the misinformation around mold and mold remediation. We hope that through these posts our customers and the general public will have a better understanding of Mold, Mold removal, and the health risks that mold may pose to your household and family. As we continue to learn together, we encourage you to share these posts with your friends and family so that they may also be informed. 

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Signs and Symptoms of an Allergy to Mold in Your Home

You probably know that mold can form indoors, but did you know that it’s also naturally occurring outside?  Mold is a fungus that can grow both inside and outside. It contains spores that reproduce as it travels through the air. Depending on the type of mold, its spores travel in various ways. For instance, some

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House with High Radon Levels

Is it Safe to Live in a House with High Radon Levels?

“Is it safe to live in a house with high radon levels?” — we get asked this question a lot. The answer most of the time is “no, it is not safe.” However, it is impossible to completely remove radon in your home — you can only reduce it to safer levels. According to the

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How Do I Reduce Radon in My Home?

“If radon can’t be seen or smelled, how do I know if it’s in my home?” We get this question a lot. Even if there’s no physical sign or smell of radon in your home, it can still be a problem. The only way to know if it’s in your home is through long term

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Black mold on the wallpaper

Top 10 Places Where Mold Might Hide in Your Home

According to the International Center for Toxicology and Medicine at Harvard University, “No one really knows exactly how many homes have mold behind the walls, but the best current estimate is about 70%.” Other statistics show that 28% of the population carry genes that make them susceptible to having health issues when exposed to mold.

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Radon Poisoning

What Are The Signs of Radon Poisoning?

Did you know that, according to the DEP, Pennsylvania has one of the most serious radon problems in the United States? Approximately 40% of Pennsylvania homes have radon levels above the EPA’s action guideline of 4 picocuries per liter. When people live in conditions with elevated radon levels (above 4 pCi/L) for a long period

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Radon Testing

The Importance of Long Term Radon Testing

You may be asking yourself: why is radon testing important? How does radon get into my home? How do I get rid of it? No need to worry! We’ve answered those questions and more below! What is Radon?  Radon is an inert, colorless, and odorless gas that can be found inside of homes and can

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