What is a False Negative Mold Test?

What is a False Negative Mold Test?

It’s actually pretty easy to get a false negative indoor air mold test.  False negative results can give you a false sense of security, and all the while, your family could be in contact with high levels of mold, experiencing a myriad of symptoms.  Let’s look at some...
September is Mold Awareness Month!

September is Mold Awareness Month!

The Environmental Protection Agency, better known as the EPA, has deemed September as Mold Awareness Month.  As with other awareness campaigns, this is a time to educate the public about the issue and make sure people know dangers of long-term mold exposure.  With...
How Does Mold Spread in a Home?

How Does Mold Spread in a Home?

Mold is a major indoor problem, even in the cleanest of homes. Mold can be seen on food as it ages in the refrigerator and on the counter, but you may also see it form on walls, upholstery bathroom fixtures, or inside drains.  Mold can be many different colors (not...
What Do Mold Colors Mean?

What Do Mold Colors Mean?

Some people will tell you that black mold is the worst kind to have in your home and that it is easy to identify by its color, but neither of these things are true, unfortunately.  You can’t tell what kind of mold is growing in your home based on the color alone....
Is There Mold Under Your Wood Flooring?

Is There Mold Under Your Wood Flooring?

What’s not to love about hardwood floors? They’re durable, beautiful, and add value to your home.  But a drawback of having wood floors that you might not realize is that they are prone to mold.  Wood absorbs moisture and holds onto it, which leads to swelling and...
Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

We all want to believe the air in our home is safe to breathe, but because of modern manufacturing practices and our own habits, it probably isn’t as clean as we’d hope.  There are 5 common sources of indoor air pollution. In each section below, we will describe the...
Signs You Should Get a Mold Test

Signs You Should Get a Mold Test

Mold testing doesn’t tell you if there is mold in your home…if you know anything about mold, you know that there is mold inside every home. It’s in the air and enters homes through open doors and windows, on our clothes, shoes and pets.  The purpose of mold testing is...
Does Your Home Need a Hygrometer?

Does Your Home Need a Hygrometer?

Mold appears as black, green, or even pink spots in the bathroom, kitchen, garage, and attic most commonly. But mold can grow anywhere in your home as long as the conditions are right.  Mold remediation is a complicated process best left for the professionals at Pure...
Symptoms of Toxic Mold Exposure

Symptoms of Toxic Mold Exposure

There are close to 100,000 varieties of mold. All of them can produce allergy-like symptoms in humans and pets, but some mold species are more dangerous than others.  The simple solution seems to be preventing mold growth in the places where you spend the most time,...
Is There Mold in Your Garage?

Is There Mold in Your Garage?

The garage is one of the most common areas of the home that Pure Air Solutions finds mold. There are a lot of logical reasons or this:  Little or no ventilation in the garage. The rest of your home is serviced by the HVAC system. Additionally, your home has windows,...
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