What is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores?

Dear George, What is the most effective method for detecting mold and spores? It’s like real estate–it depends on location, location, location. So the answer is: it depends. The most obvious method and the most likely answer is sampling. Take the sample, send to the lab. (etc) But if you…

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How do I find out what the smell is?

Dear George, My daughter purchased a remodeled home in Woodland Hills. Her babies room and the adjacent office has a fishy odor. At times it goes away and other times it is very strong. Is there a way to determine what and where this odor is coming from? Signed, Grams…

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Does Mold Spread?

Dear George, CAN BLACK MOLD ON THE PATIO CEILING FALL ON MY BED CLOTHES AND FURNITURE IF I HAD MY SLIDING GLASS DOOR OPEN. CAN IT BE BLOWN ON TO EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE BY THE WIND ARE MUST IT BE TOUCHED TO CONTAMINATE MY THINGS. The quality of outdoor…

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What’s the point of indoor outdoor comparisons?

Dear George, What’s the point of indoor outdoor comparisons? Depending on the geographic ecosystem, there is some natural level of mold and mold spores outside (lower of course, somewhere like the North Pole compared to an area in the tropics). There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and…

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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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If there’s mold outside…

Dear George, If there is mold on the outside of the wall then is it growing on the inside? The mold color is kind of black and green and of course has grown where there has been moisture. I was wondering if you had and idea what type of mold…

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On the outside and the inside of my house I have mildew growing

Hi there! On the outside of my house I have mildew growing that corresponds to mildew growing on ceilings & walls on the inside second floor. What’s up??? Can’t breathe in Ohio, Kit Doll-Shemas Dear Kit, If there’s moisture and an environment where mold or mildew can grow, the varieties…

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