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As most homeowners are aware, a common topic regarding the risks for properties is toxins, specifically mold and asbestos. They are known for posing health hazards to those who live in the house and even the structure of the house itself. Despite often being grouped together when talked about, mold and asbestos are not similar. The processes involved in the removal of these things are different, and so is their formation. This article covers the key difference between these two substances. Since the removal of mold and/or asbestos is crucia…

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Mold growth in the household can be hazardous to you and your family’s health if it’s not dealt with appropriately. It can also destroy wooden items such as furniture, floors, ceilings, and wood decks by causing rot and spreading rapidly. It’s in your best interest to address any instances of mold growth before it spreads any further, especially if it’s within your home. In order to effectively mitigate its growth on your property, you need to learn about the different types of mold that exist and the steps you can take to remove mold. In this…

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Does your home have a musty smell, or have you come across black spots underneath a broken tile in the kitchen or bathroom? These are all telltale signs that your home’s flooring has mold. Mold can grow underneath the floor as a result of various factors, including high levels of indoor condensation, a broken water pipe, or a slow water leak. Mold could also come about as a result of poor workmanship when the flooring was being laid down. The following are answers to commonly asked questions regarding mold growth under flooring. What Are the…

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Potential investors and homeowners sometimes have a negative view when it comes to older homes on the market. Their perception can be skewed with thoughts of worn-out walls, rusted piping, and a development infested with mold. Many assume that the older the home is, the higher the probability that the house has been exposed to conditions that promote the growth of mold. Is this true or is this simply a misconception of the market? To help you understand the risks of mold in older homes, the team from Markham Services has compiled this article…

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Mold spores are everywhere, both indoors and outdoors, but aren’t visible to the naked eye. With increased exposure, especially in areas like construction sites and natural disaster zones, mold can pose a severe threat to your health. That’s why you should consider wearing a mold mask to prevent yourself from inhaling any dangerous spores. The following is a guide to the best mask to protect against mold. The Best Mask to Prevent Inhalation of Mold Spores The N95 respirator is the best mask to prevent inhalation of mold. It has a built-in fil…

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