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Black mold can lower your home’s air quality, harming your health. This is because it can prompt some allergic reactions, especially in people with mold allergies. Some toxic molds can even cause severe damage to your body’s immune system. It’s already bad enough to have black mold growing in places like your bathroom or basement, but what if mold starts growing in your air conditioner? Luckily, in this article, you’ll learn how to prevent it, and what to do in case you do find it in your HVAC system. Does Black Mold Pose Any Danger If it Sta…

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While people tend to understand the visual signs of black mold in their home, knowing how to recognize the presence of mold by scent is often overlooked. However, in many cases, this may be the first sign that your property has mold issues. Sometimes, when you enter a basement, mold isn’t immediately visible, but you can smell it. This musty smell isn’t always okay to ignore. Our sense of smell can generally indicate that mold exists in certain parts of the room. But how exactly can you tell that it’s mold you’re smelling? The Scent of Black M…

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Asthma is a condition that many people suffer from. It’s a lung disease that results in difficulty in breathing. Some have mild cases, while others have a more severe form that requires them to be on the lookout for triggers. An asthma attack can be triggered by cigarette fumes and polluted air. Some people who have allergic asthma can be particularly sensitive to pollen, specific food types, and even molds. Mold spores are microscopic and can be harmful to our lungs, but they can be especially detrimental to the health of people who have an a…

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Buying a home is expensive enough as it is! Why would you choose to spend more money if it is not necessary? In this article, we'll delve into what a home inspection can reveal and whether it is worth the investment. Key Takeaways Home inspections can uncover potentially life-threatening problems like mold or faulty wiring that could cause a significant fire. A home inspection contingency allows buyers to learn about major and minor issues with a home before purchasing it. Many lenders won't offer financing on a home without an inspection. Mo…

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Not all molds are toxic. Just because mold is black doesn’t necessarily mean it’s toxic. The color and toxicity of mold all play an important role when it comes to mold prevention. This is because they have different health effects which also determine how to handle them. But how, exactly, is there a difference between black-colored mold and black toxic mold? How can you tell which is which? We here at Markham Services have the answers! Black-Colored Mold: What is It? This is a type of mold that contains black pigmentation. It’s usually assum…

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