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Because of the health impact, indoor air quality is important to everyone: staff, tenants, building managers and landlords. Sadly, the issue has long been overlooked in comparison to outdoor air pollution. So, what exactly does indoor air quality mean? It basically refers to how clean air is inside a building. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality can be up to 5x more polluted than outdoor air quality. Knowing and controlling common pollutants indoors can significantly help minimize the risk of health issues. H…

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Are you having trouble with carpet mold? Mold is a serious issue in many homes across the nation. It can be especially annoying if you find some mold growing on your carpet. You may find it difficult to decide whether it’s reasonable to clean the carpet or completely discard it. It’s important to remember that mold isn’t only an aesthetic issue. Some people may experience moderate to serious health effects from a high mold concentration in the air. That’s why you should always address mold problems as soon as possible. In the following paragrap…

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Are you worried about pets inhaling mold spores in your home? Mold is seen as a potential threat to people. While not every type of mold affects every person out there, you and your family are subject to health risks if you have mold in your living quarters. However, not many homeowners realize that it’s not only people who may be subject to health issues from mold exposure. Even your dog or cat can get severely ill or even die from being subject to the worst types of mold. In the following paragraphs, we’ll explore the potential dangers of mol…

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Central Florida homeowners are lucky to live in the Sunshine State and enjoy good weather all year long. But although the climate can be great, humid weather is the main contributor to mold growth with other issues inside people’s homes. Windows help prevent moisture from entering your home, but they capture all the humidity and dampness from the outside. Unfortunately, when homeowners do not treat excessive moisture on their windows, mold grows fast. Florida’s humidity levels are always above 70% all year long. This fact alone could guarantee…

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How do you distinguish mold from mildew? Mold and mildew pose issues to many homeowners. Both of these microorganisms prefer environments with high moisture levels. That’s why you are at a higher risk of developing mold and mildew in your home if you have an existing moisture problem. It’s important to learn the differences between mold and mildew. While these two types of fungi share commonalities, the associated risks and removal procedures are quite different. In this article, we are going to cover the major similarities and differences betw…

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