Why Compare mold levels?

Dear George, I don’t get it. What’s the point of indoor outdoor comparisons? Signed, mixed up Dear Mixed up, It’s all about establishing a basis for comparision. Depending on the geographic ecosystem, there is some natural level of mold and mold spores outside (lower of course, somewhere like the North…

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Mold types

Dear George, please what could these fungi be 1 green surface and yellow edge 2 gray surface and white edge 3 white woolly surface with sported black 4 black surface all in SDA THANKS Signed, Timmy Timmy, Timmy, Timmy, We can’t do your homework for you. If you want to…

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Types of Mold-see glossary

what are all the different molds and what health problems do they cause? There are thousands of types of mold, far more than we can do justice to in a small paragraph here. But we do host a mold glossary, which you can explore here: http://byebyemold.com/glossary.php Heath effects of moldy…

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My mold levels are 3x outdoor levels

Dear George, I had air sampling in my home & found areas with mold levels 3x outdoor air levels. I have inspected for moisture but can’t find any. What should I do next? I’m in San Carlos, CA – can you recommend someone I could contact? Dear San Carlos For…

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How long does it take for mold to become a problem?

Dear George, how long it takes for mold to grow to became a problem? thank you Anatoly Dear Anatoly, I wish I could give you an answer, but really, there is no set length of time. It varies for several reasons. Different species of mold grow at different rates of…

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Dear George, How Do I Detect mold?

Dear George, My daughter rents in the basement of an old 3 story house. Her room has flooded to the point of very wet carpet four times this year. The landlord had a carpet company come in and they gave me a letter that stated there was no mold. How…

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Are there reliable tests to indicate the presence of mold?

Almost all of us already have two effective mold detectors: our eyes and our noses. If black or green discoloration is noticed that is fuzzy in appearance and is in a location that is damp or had been damp, it is almost certainly mold. If a building smells musty, there…

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