Mold Education Blog
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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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.
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
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
We get asked this question a lot, “Do I need a mold test?” The answer most of the time is no. If mold is visible and you know where the problem is, a mold test is usually not necessary. If this is the case, knowing the type of mold is irrelevant and hiring mold removal
Many people believe that once mold is dead, it is no longer dangerous—this is not the case! Whether mold is dead or alive, it can still be dangerous to your health. When mold dries out and becomes temporarily inactive, it is considered “dead” mold. This happens when mold is killed, perhaps with bleach, but not
White mold is a species of mold that often grows in homes on walls or drywall. This white, powdery fungus is often difficult to detect as it may blend in with the material it is growing on. It appears white because its spores are not pigmented. As it reproduces, its spores may become pigmented, meaning