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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What is relative humidity?
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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
What is relative humidity? In the mold remediation world, we often talk about keeping relative humidity in check. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor that is in the air compared to how much water the air could actually hold at any given temperature. With heavy rains and humid air in spring, summer, and
Why Do I Get Mold In My Bathroom? Author and social leader Bryant McGill said, “Balance in life is the key to everything.” He may not be speaking directly of moisture in your bathroom, but the saying also applies. Too much of anything can become a poison. And bathroom moisture causes big problems if imbalanced. In
Climbing into your attic is not something that people generally enjoy doing. Your attic is likely a hot, stuffy place filled with itchy insulation and maybe even a spider or two. This experience gets a whole lot worse when the smell or staining associated with mold greets you as you enter your attic space. You may
“That’s not mold, that’s just mildew!” – this is a phrase I hear every day on the job. There is a huge difference between these two fungi, but at some point throughout history the terms ‘mold’ and ‘mildew’ began to be used interchangeably. It’s important for you to know the difference between the two and