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,...
Do You Have Mold Mites?

Do You Have Mold Mites?

The term “mold mites” combines two terms that make most homeowner’s skin crawl. No one wants to find out that their homes are infested with mold or tiny organisms. Just thinking about something with such a cringe-worthy name can get you itching and obsessing about...
Common Causes for Bad Odors in a Home

Common Causes for Bad Odors in a Home

A number of things can cause bad smells in your home, from chemicals to pet odors to cooking smells.  Chances are, you don’t notice these odors because you have gotten used to them. But after a vacation or extended absence, you may be able to pick up on them a little...
Does Mold Die When It Is Dry?

Does Mold Die When It Is Dry?

Mold thrives in moist environments, so logic would say mold dies if one of its key components isn’t available. But mold is a lot more complicated than that, which is surprising for such a simple organism.  The simple answer is no, mold does not die when it dries out. ...
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