Will Fogging Kill Mold?
Like the answer to most questions, it isn’t a black and white “yes” or “no.” There are many variations of fogging disinfectants that range from being ineffective to extremely effective in their ability to kill black mold and other types of mold. You can learn more about the range of options below or, if you…Read More
Why Are My Air Vents Sweating?
THE SHORT ANSWER Sweaty Vents = Condensation Condensation only occurs when there is 100% relative humidity. The picture shows that for the same volume of air, hot air will hold more water than cold air. A more accurate representation than the picture below would be a video showing only one glass that grows bigger when…Read More
Mold: A Covered Insurance Claim, Or Costly Repair?
THE SHORT ANSWER How to Get Insurance to Pay If you file your claim with your property insurance through a certified public adjuster, fast enough, then you can typically get your insurance company to pay for part or all of your mold remediation. In Florida, for more than 10 contiguous square feet of mold it…Read More
The Symptoms of Mold Growth
THE SHORT ANSWER Common Health Symptoms from Mold The most common dangerous molds are aspergillus, chaetomium, cladosporium and stachybotrys. Health symptoms include… wheezing, cough (with or without blood), headache, stuffiness, and even unexplained weight loss if you have aspergillus. Coughing, cold and flu symptoms, rhinitis, nose bleeds, acid reflux, and memory loss can all result…Read More
What are Indoor Allergies and What Causes Them?
THE SHORT ANSWER Allergies are a body’s way of reacting to a substance that does not irritate many other people. When that substance enters the body, we produce antibodies designed to fight that substance. These antibodies can irritate your eyes, skin, lungs, or any other part of your body. Common irritations include respiration problems, asthma,…Read More
What Is Considered Black Mold?
THE SHORT ANSWER Many Types of Black Mold While there are many types of mold that are black in color, there are two “black molds” in particular that you should be most concerned about: Stachybotrys and Chaetomium. There are other molds that are a black color but are more benign and cause mild health symptoms. …Read More
Condensation and Mold
THE SHORT ANSWER One of the primary sources of indoor mold growth in Orlando, Florida is condensation. It gathers in bathrooms after showers, HVAC systems from outside air, and around windows, as window seals break and hot outdoor air comes in more direct contact with the cold a/c side of your windows. Prevention is…Read More
Mold in Your Home: A DIY Project or Time to Call a Professional?
THE SHORT ANSWER Do-It-Yourself Mold Remediation Can Get the Best of You Finding mold in your home can be a disturbing event, especially if you have never dealt with it before. But is it something you can handle on your own? Does it always require professional intervention? The short answer is yes. Always call a…Read More
Dry Fog Mold Removal + Mold Prevention: A 6-Month Study
Will the dry fog system used by Pure Maintenance Mold Remediaiton – Orlando provide continued kill of mold, and mold prevention for 90+ days after fogging a location? SHORT ANSWER The US Army Corps of Engineers conducted a study that sufficiently verifies that it does. The engineers in their final report stated… “The…Read More