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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Pittsburgh truly is an amazing place. From the rivers and bridges to the passionate sports fan base and the exquisite food scene – it’s not a surprise that this beautiful place we call home is ranked as one of the most livable cities in America. But unfortunately, mold loves Pittsburgh just as much as we do.
For homeowners, mold infestations certainly aren’t fun – where it’s located and how severe it is directly dictates the costs of remediation services. Sometimes, you can fix it on your own to save money, while other times you’ll need to enlist the services of a trustworthy mold professional like us here at Mold Medics. The hard
Unfortunately, most homes contain the ideal conditions for rapid mold infestation. From unfinished basements to poorly insulated attics, it’s not uncommon for mold to grow—and spread—rather quickly when gone untreated in easy-to-miss areas. In addition to the hefty costs associated with mold removal services, toxic mold infestation can cause serious health complications to you and
A mold infestation in your home is often an expensive and dangerous issue, especially when it’s a case of toxic black mold. Unfortunately, toxic black mold is common in the Pittsburgh area. It’s visible in the form of a dark fungus with a distinct musty mildew odor that releases toxic spores called mycotoxins, which cause
Despite the awesome cookouts, long vacations, pool days, and beautiful weather that all come with the summer months, there’s also an unfortunate downside to it all. In Pittsburgh, summertime is widely known as “mold season.” The increased risk of mold in the summer months occurs due to several factors. The combination of humid temperatures and
Excess water and mold growth It’s no surprise that Pittsburgh received a record amount of rainfall in 2018. In September 2018 alone, Allegheny County accumulated over seven inches of rainwater. Since many homes in the region experience water intrusion, mold growth has spiked. With hundreds of homes affected and treated for this, it leaves many