Mold in your house could be making you sick. If you are sensitive to mold, inhaling or touching mold can make you sick. The mold symptoms may include allergic reactions such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Some people may experience more severe reactions, including shortness of breath. In people with asthma, inhaling mold spores can trigger asthma attacks.
While it is generally known that mold can cause sickness, there are several facts and myths about mold that everyone should know. A lot of half-truths and outright lies floating around regarding mold, held as truths by most people. It’s hard to know what’s what, especially when the phrase “black mold” starts getting thrown around. The situation is made worse by the social media and the internet for making it easy for the self-proclaimed “mold experts” to spread myths about mold. In this ebook we’re going to share some mold facts and also some myths that everyone should know. We are also going to discuss how you can prevent growth of mold in your house. For your peace of mind, learn more about mold and how you can handle it if it grows in your home.
Are you having Mold or Mildew in your House?
Many people think that mold and mildew are different things. No wonder you will find that homeowners will panic when they are told they have “mold” in their house but are OK if told it is just “mildew”. Little do people know that there is no difference between mold and mildew. If you search online, you may find incorrect statements like “Mildew is distinguished from its closely related counterpart, mold, largely by its color: molds appear in shades of black, blue, red, and green, whereas mildew is white.” This statement is misleading. In fact some molds are actually white. We see more about the color of mold later.
The Goal of this Ebook
The goal of this ebook is to help homeowners and the general public understand what mold is, how it can be prevented from growing in our homes and what to do in case you find mold in your home. The ebook is available at Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia and many other countries.
The ebook covers the following topics:
Mold in the House
- Are you having Mold or Mildew in your House?
- What is the Difference between Mold and Mildew?
- How does Mold or Mildew grow?
- Water Damage Mold
- Where to find Mold in the House
- Is Mold in the Attic a Health Hazard?
- Mold in Bathroom
- Basement Mold
- What to do if you have Mold (mildew) in your Home
- Mold Facts and Myths that everyone should know
House Molds and Their Health Effects
- Does the Color of Mold Matter?
- Mold Exposure
- Hazard Classes of Mold Types in Homes
- Some Common Indoor Mold Types in Homes
- How to Tell the Type of Mold in Your House
Mold on Clothes and Other Household Items
- Why does Mold Grow on Clothes and Fabrics
- Should you throw away Moldy Clothes?
- Which Clothes are more Susceptible to Mold?
- How to Detect Growth of Mold on Clothes
- Mold on Clothes as a Health Hazard
- How to Control Growth of Mold on Clothes
- Mold on Shoes
- Mold on Books
Black Mold Symptoms
- Airborne Mold Spores
- Mold Exposure and Associated Symptoms
- Treatment for Mold Exposure
- Mycotoxins Symptoms in Humans
Mold prevention and Control
- Controlling Moisture, Nutrients and Temperature to Prevent Mold Growth
- Everyday Mold Prevention Tips
- Controlling Moisture, Part 1: The Basics
- Mold Prevention Products
- How to Remove Mold Safely From Your Home
- Mold Contamination Levels and what they Mean
- How to Get Rid of Mold in your House
- Mold Removal from Furniture and Clothing
- Does Bleach Kill Mold?
- Removing Mold from Walls
- How to Get Rid of Black Mold
- When to call a Professional Mold Remediation Company
- How to Remove Mold from Fabric
- Mold Removal Cost
How to Test for Mold
- How to Check for Mold in your House
- How to Test for Black Mold
- Mold Test Kits for Testing Mold at Home and Office
- Air Sampling Mold Test Kits
- Surface Mold Test Kit
- How to Select a Mold Test Kit
- How to Collect Samples for Visible Mold Testing
- How to Collect Air Samples (Non-Culture) for Airborne Mold Testing
- How to Collect Air Samples for Culture Analysis
- How to Interpret Mold Test Results
- How to Interpret Air Sample Results.
- How to Interpret Surface Sample Results
Frequently Asked Mold Questions
This section contains answers to frequently asked mold questions.