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Is This Black Mold?

Black mold is one of the most toxic types of mold there is. Also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, it is extremely dangerous to humans because it can produce toxins called mycotoxins.

How to Spot It

Toxic black mold is a greenish-black gooey mold. It is usually slimy because of a wet layer on the top. However if a toxic black mold colony’s water source runs out it can appear dry and powdery. However, to be sure that what you see is actually black mold and not something less toxic and more common, it is best to have a mold expert view a sample of the mold in question.

How it can develop

Black mold can grow wherever there is steady moisture from water damage, humidity, water leaks, condensation, water infiltration or flooding. In your home, mold is most likely to grow on painted or wallpapered surfaces, insulation materials, ceiling tiles, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery. It can also grow in attics, basements and hidden crevices that don’t see much light, such as behind your fridge or dishwasher; on your windowsills; and behind your toilet bowl.

Health Issues

Black mold can cause many health problems for humans. They can include but are not limited to, respiratory problems, skin inflammation, irritation of mucus membranes, and damage to internal organs, nausea and mental impairment. If you see something in your home that you suspect is black mold, it is best to call in the experts to check it out right away.

If you have toxic black mold in your home you should talk to a professional mold removal service experienced in removing toxic black mold.

Mold is not something that can be cleaned by the average do-it-yourself homeowner using a household cleaner. Mold removal must be dealt with by a professional, certified, and highly qualified mold remediator, like the ones at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC.

We do not cover up mold, WE REMOVE IT!

If you have any questions, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today! Let us provide you with your free Mold Assessment. You can also follow Chesapeake Environmental on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

What Do I Do When I Find Mold In My Kitchen?

Do you have kitchen mold? If yes, it is time to eliminate that kitchen mold by hiring a Baltimore mold remediation contractor.

Every residential property is vulnerable to mold spores. Mold growth occurs when moisture problems are not immediately resolved.

The kitchen is one area of the home where mold spores can rapidly grow. Kitchen molds predominately grow around the sink, kitchen countertops and the kitchen backsplashes.

How is kitchen mold detrimental to your home?

Kitchen mold devalues your home. Home value plummets because kitchen mold disfigures the appearance of the kitchen and kitchen mold is a major health and safety hazard.

Keeping the kitchen as dry as possible can prevent mold redevelopment. This means wiping down counters and the skin after preparing food and washing dishes. You may event want to consider a kitchen dehumidifier to keep the kitchen air as dry as possible.

How will Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems eliminate kitchen mold for you?

  1. Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems will inspect your kitchen for any moisture sources and eliminate those moisture sources.
  2. Our mold specialists will contain the mold spores so they will not spread further throughout your home.
  3. We will remove the mold from the mold-contaminated areas.
  4. We will clean your kitchen surfaces with mold remediation products to prevent mold growth for good.

Here are the most common cases of kitchen mold:

  • Refrigerator drip tray
  • The garbage disposal
  • The interior of the refrigerator
  • Black mold (stachybotrys chartarum) in the kitchen sink

When kitchen mold is unresolved, home occupants can suffer from severe illness and allergies.

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC, a mold remediation and environment restoration company, can inspect your home or commercial business for asbestos, mold and lead exposure, water damage restoration services, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today!

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC is a leader in mold remediation and mold removal, offering services in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

You can also follow Chesapeake Environmental on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Source: 

http://www.ehow.com/how_5553343_kill-kitchen-mold.html

http://www.traskresearch.com/how-remove-mold/indoor-mold/how-remove-kitchen-mold

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/seven-sources-of-mold-in-the-kitchen.html

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/treat-black-mold-sink-area-kitchen-26839.html

Fixing Poor Air Quality In Your Home or Office

Are you experiencing indoor headaches? Your home or business most likely has poor indoor air quality (IAQ).

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause severe indoor headaches, fatigue and depression.

Indoor headaches are common because most people spend the majority of their time indoors, as much as 90 percent of the time people are indoors.

Studies by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have revealed that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause the following lifetime symptoms:

  • Asthma
  • Year long allergies
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Sore throats/ Colds/ flu like symptoms
  • Memory loss/ dizziness
  • Chronic depression
  • Heart disease
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory disease

How can you prevent poor indoor air quality (IAQ)?

  1. You should have your HVAC systems and Dehumidifier cleaned by a professional. Standing water, dust mites, mold and mildew can all endanger your health. Have your dehumidifier and HVAC systems regular maintenance for the best indoor air quality.
  2. Mold and clogged air ducts are the main reason why indoor headaches occur. You will know mold or clogged air ducts are present in the home when you experience chronic headaches in specific rooms/ locations of the home. Mold remediation specialists at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC are here to provide excellent mold remediation services to address these situations.
  3. Prevent stale air and carbon dioxide from re-circulating the indoor environment by having the ductwork disinfected.

Good Indoor air quality is important for the comfort and health of people and animals alike.

If your indoor environment has poor ventilation, temperature control issues, or frequent high or low humidity, it’s time to hire a professional such as Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC to restore good indoor air quality.

You do not have to suffer from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) because of a contaminated HVAC system or excessive mold growth.

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC, a mold remediation and environment restoration company, can inspect your home or commercial business for asbestos, mold and lead exposure, water damage restoration services, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today!

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC is a leader in mold remediation and mold removal, offering services in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

You can also follow Chesapeake Environmental on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Source: 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/26/how-to-purify-the-air-in-your-home.aspx

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/

http://www.emaxhealth.com/110/22811.html

Mold and your Basement

The fact is that many basements are dark, damp, and otherwise unpleasant places. Because of this, many homeowners elect to have their basements finished. This not only improves the functionality of the home, but it will increase property value, as well. However, if moisture problems in the basement are not dealt with properly before construction takes place, bigger problems could ensue.

Mold and your Basement

Does your basement have a musty smell, dampness, water stains on the walls, ceiling or floors? If so, you may have mold, which could be putting your family at risk. Not only does mold negatively affect your home, but it has also been linked to several health problems, including respiratory problems, allergies, asthma exasperation, skin infections, pneumonia, and much more! Luckily, 99% of all residential mold issues are correctable.

Mold Remediation Services in Maryland

Mold remediation is not a project for the do-it-yourself homeowner. It is not something that can be cleaned up with bleach and water and forgotten about. Mold remediation requires specialized equipment and extensive training. That is why you should trust a professional remediation company, like Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC.

Chesapeake Environmental employs only certified mold remediators, who use state-of-the-art procedures and equipment to make sure we get the job done right. At Chesapeake Environmental, we do not cover up mold, WE REMOVE IT!

Check back next week as we discuss how to diagnose and correct Moisture Problems in your Basement.

If you have any questions, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today!

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC is a leader in mold remediation and mold removal, offering services in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

You can also follow Chesapeake Environmental on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Sources:

Moisture and Mold Free Basement Living

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