Specialties Include:
Mold Testing and Inspection. "Black Mold" Inspector.
We Return Calls 7 Days a Week
Mold Testing & Inspection
Our Company
Service Areas
Contact Us
 So. Cal. & 48 States
 Crawl Spaces
 The Doctor Says...
 G. Hatcher's Desk
 Mold and the Bible
 Mold in the News
 Cold (Mold) Cases
 Dead Mold
 Mold Glossary
 Mold and Your Health
 Mold images
 Mold Inspection Visuals
 Mold Legislation
 Mold Links
 Mold Sampling Methods
 Why Test for Mold?
 Toxic Mold
 Request A Phone Call
 Stachybotrys (Black Mold)
 Why Bye Bye Mold ™ ?
Molds photographed using a microscope.
Are your indoor mold levels higher than those outside?
Black Mold Preventatives
How can you prevent mold from growing in your house?

Contributing Causes of Black Mold

  • -Air-conditioning leaks sustain mildew.

  • -Bathrooms are unventilated, allowing surface mold.

  • -Central Air unit's condensation pan houses mold.

  • -Humidifiers provide a mold growth medium and mold distribution system.

  • -Unventilated crawl spaces house mildew.

  • -Vinyl wallcoverings trap moisture. Mold degrades the surface between the vinyl and drywall.

  • -Water-resistant drywall degrades when subjected to moisture.

  • -Washing machines installed in a room without a floor drain. Water with no point of exit will soak into adjacent carpet, drywall and insulation.

Preventative Measures

  • -Seal air conditioning duct joints with flexible mastic so they don't leak.

  • -Remove bathroom surface mildew by scrubbing the area with a 1/2 percent bleach solution. When dry, prime it with an alcohol-based, white pigmented shellac. Make sure to install a source of ventilation: a bathroom fan or window.

  • -In spring, clean the pan with a 1/2 percent bleach solution and anti-mold cleanser to verify the drain pan's drain is active.

  • -Regularly treat clean humidifiers with an antimicrobial solution to break the cycle.

  • - Keep the air moving through crawl spaces to keep moisture down and fog with anti mold products.

  • -Use wallcoverings with impermeable paper or use paint.

  • -Instead of water resistant drywall, use cement backer board, which is undamaged by moisture.

  • -Always provide a floor drain near the washing machine.

Written By:  staff researchers  
Date Posted:  2007-08-06  
Your Best Choice

Bye Bye Mold ™ is on the leading edge in providing scientifically proven testing methods for the utmost in mold testing and mold inspection quality.

Tests have shown that some molds produce toxic substances--mycotoxins--and they are found, primarily, on the spores.
Neurologic and neuropsychiatric syndrome features of mold and mycotoxin exposure.
A year after Sandy, mold a lingering problem for buildings, health
Dampness and mould in schools and respiratory symptoms in children: the HITEA study
Correlation Between Alt a 1 Levels and Clinical Symptoms in Alternaria alternata– Monosensitized Patients

Web Design & SEO By TechWyse