types of mold in homes

14 Types of Mold in Homes to Watch Out For

Molds are microbes formed by certain types of fungi. There are at least 100,000 different types in the world, but some scientists estimate that there may be three times that many.  Molds reproduce in large numbers through spores. They can trigger or exacerbate...
how to prevent mold on windows

10 Tips to Prevent Mold

50% of households experience mold infestation. With spring abreast and summer right around the corner, the rising humidity makes the perfect conditions for mold to proliferate. One of the usual spots where they tend to develop is around windows. Mold is not only...
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Mold Inspection 101

Are you aware that mold can silently infiltrate any home, regardless of age or location? Mold inspection in Orlando isn't just a precaution-it's a necessity. Consider this: mold is natural and you can find it everywhere. That doesn't mean you want it in your...
brown mold

6 Tips for Safely Removing Brown Mold from Your Home

Brown mold is an all-too-common household issue that can lead to serious health risks and structural damage if not properly managed. It tends to grow in warm, damp environments, often lurking in places like bathrooms, basements, kitchens, and attics. You might...
mold in garage

Mold in Garage: What to Know

If you own a home, you might not think much about the garage beyond its usual use for parking cars and storing extra items. But here's a surprising fact: close to half of residential buildings in the United States have mold issues, and garages are one of the places...
mold in crawl space

Mold in Crawl Space: How It Happens and Ways to Treat It

Did you know that nearly half of all houses in the United States have significant levels of mold? That's right, according to recent studies, 47% of homes across the country are affected by this common problem. Mold growth isn't just unsightly; it can also pose serious...
can mold cause headaches

Toxic Exposure: Can Mold Cause Headaches or Vomiting?

Mold is a hidden danger for many Florida homeowners. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mold growth covering 10 square feet or more should be handled by a professional. So, what are the dangers of mold spores, and can mold cause headaches or...
water damaged wood

Water Damaged Wood: Ways to Restore Your Floors and Furniture

Whether it's a result of a broken pipe, a leaking roof, or a faulty appliance, water is a sneaky culprit that can cause damage, discoloration, and distortion of your wood features. It's important to recognize the signs of water damage before it wreaks havoc on your...
volatile organic compound testing

Volatile Organic Compound Testing for Indoor Air: What To Expect

A recent study found that the levels of indoor air are often 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. One of the leading sources of indoor air pollution is volatile organic compounds. This makes testing for them regularly key to ensuring a healthy environment....
signs your well water is making you sick

Is Your Well Water Unsafe? 6 Signs It Might Be Making You Sick

You have well water on your property because it's more accessible where you live. You may even have it because it can be cleaner, fresher, and higher in minerals. Is this always the case? Just over 7 million Americans get sick from waterborne diseases each year. This...

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Welcome to the ELITE Mold Inspection Learning Center. Our Learning Center blog is focused on mold and indoor air quality inspections and other home and safety related subjects. The topics are based on our experience providing mold inspection and testing in and around Orlando, FL.

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