FDP Mold Remediation Blog

Here is your direct link to everything you want to know about finding and treating mold in your home, and other related information that you'll find really useful and interesting. Our topics will span mold inspection, mold remediation, and mold testing, as well as offer you helpful tips direct from our mold remediation specialists.

 

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04/2022

Clean, Kill, or Remediate: How to Get Rid of Mold For Once & For All

Finding black mold patches in your bathtub or basement is an unpleasant sight, and it sends a negative vibe throughout your home. You may dismiss them at first because they are not readily apparent, but these mold patches may swiftly spread throughout your home if they are left unchecked and may become difficult to eradicate later on...
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03/2022

Understanding How Mold Spreads in a House

Mold is a massive problem indoors. It is typically seen as a fuzzy matter on dead fruits and vegetables, black spots on damp walls and furniture, and sometimes a thin orange layer on the kitchen drain. What exactly is mold? And how do you get rid of it once and for all?...
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02/2022

When Mold Remediation Is Necessary

Did you know that mold spores produce allergens, irritants, and other toxic substances? In fact, inhaling or touching the spores could result in allergic reactions such as red eyes, sneezing, skin rashes, and in severe cases - asthma attacks. Your property also risks structural damages. If you notice black mold in your home or office, take immediate action...
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01/2022

Mold Remediation Cost Guide

Mold growth is a common occurrence that can affect any household. If you see a part of your windows, walls, or doors being covered by black or colored patches, there is a high chance that what you're seeing is mold. If you live in an environment that's often damp or humid, such conditions only increase the chances of mold growing in your home...
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12/2021

Is Mold Inspection Required Before Remediation?

Around 70% of households struggle with mold every day. At some point, home and business owners have to contemplate whether to opt for mold remediation services immediately or start with an inspection. The reality is that either way can work in your favor; it all depends on the situation at hand...
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11/2021

Can Basement Mold Make You Sick?

Mold is a nightmare that can cause various infections and allergies which can seriously impact your health. Statistics show that around 4.6 million asthma cases are the result of mold and dampness in homes and offices. That's pretty shocking, right? Here's what you should know about the common nature of mold, the health and property damage it can cause, and the best remediation approach...
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10/2021

How to Get Rid of Mold in Your House

The 'we are cool' reception mold gets in people's homes is alarming. Why would people be so chill about something so important? It may be because these people cannot correctly weigh the danger that mold poses to health and their property.
The first thing we need to emphasize early in this article is - mold is dangerous! Many members of residential or commercial apartments have treated them as roommates, and it needs to stop!...
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09/2021

How to Stop Mold Growth after Your Home Floods

My deep condolences to everyone who was a victim of the recent floods in the United States. No one should talk down the impact of this disaster. A spilled bowl of water can do untold damages to home appliances; imagine the serious flood damage. Tackling floods is a topic that has probably existed since man and water coexisted...
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08/2021

15 Most Common Places for Mold Growth in Your Home

Something about the way modern homes are built seems to be a magnet for mold growth. Most homeowners understand the importance of having clean water, clean air, and a generally habitable environment. However, mold growth poses a challenge to all of that...
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07/2021

Why We Don't Recommend Removing Mold by Yourself

Mold is one of many concerns that plague homeowners. It is unsightly, making the house look old, untidy and unpleasant to behold, even in newer properties. It can cause dark stains on the walls of your kitchen and bathrooms. As this fungus accumulates and grows over time, it feeds on damp wood or other building materials, causing them to deteriorate...
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06/2021

Mold Exposure: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

Do you know that 93% of chronic sinus infections have been attributed to mold? So whether or not you believe it, that seemingly harmless greenish black stain on your wall can cause a lot of damage. Exposure to mold causes several severe symptoms in children, older adults, and people with allergies. In addition, long-term mold exposure can lead to lung problems. But, many people suffer from mold exposure without knowing the root cause of their problems...
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05/2021

4 Common Signs to Detect Mold in your Home

It usually starts with a little cough and sneezing. Before you know it, it seems like everyone in your house has allergies. But, it's not your seasonal allergies. You get a little alarmed, wondering what the cause might be. Well, you are right to be alarmed because it just might be MOLD! Mold in your home can go undetected, causing dangerous health issues for your children and pets...
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04/2021

Why You Need a Mold Remediation Protocol

You think it is a trick of the light the first time. You take a closer look. And yes, the mold is back! You have tried everything. All the DIY tips on the internet don't seem to be working. You might have even called a mold removal company. But, the mold just grows back a few weeks or months after...
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03/2021

Black Mold Spores Explained and How They Can Affect Your Health

Do you have a leak in your kitchen? Or maybe you had a recent flood that took a while to completely remove. You might be in danger of a black mold invasion. What's that?! That's what you're about to find out....
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02/2021

Why Professional Mold Remediation is Critical

Mold is a problem that any modern homeowner should be prepared to face. Several things could cause this problem, from flood to minor leakages. You might feel tempted to ignore one little spot of mold. But, when you consider the adverse effects that toxic mold can have on your health and environment, you know you need a solution...
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01/2021

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation: What's the Difference?

Do you have a mold problem? If so, then you have likely already come across the terms mold removal and mold remediation. While these terms are often used interchangeably, the truth is that they are different...
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09/2020

Getting Rid of Mold in Walls

Why does mold settle in walls? Mold grows in walls and settles there because one of the things it needs to grow is high humidity. Water leaks, leaking pipes, and condensation (more common to windows in winter than to walls), are the most common causes...
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08/2020

How Can Mold Damage Your House

You may already be familiar with the existence of mold. It naturally occurs if there is excess humidity in an area. It can grow on furniture, carpets, appliances, floors, drywall, and plaster walls. However...
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07/2020

How to Deal with Summer Mold Season

Everyone loves the summer months. The weather is warm and humid especially in the eastern seaboard, located near the ocean. It is the perfect time for outdoor activities and cooking burgers in your backyard...
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06/2020

Common Myths About Indoor Mold

People know more about what to do with moldy food (throw it away!) than they do about how to treat mold in their home. As our experts go to mold remediation jobs, they often meet people who don't know a lot about indoor mold or believe things that are simply not true...
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05/2020

How to prevent COVID-19 spread at your home or office (Infographic)

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold. With no end to the crisis in sight, it's important to stay vigilant and not to let our guard down. The first step in protecting ourselves from this infectious disease is being well informed on how it spreads and the preventive measures that we need to take...
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03/2020

How to Clean Your Home and Office to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

FDP Mold Remediation has experience in disinfecting properties from mold, bacteria, and viruses. It is an important part of mold remediation, especially in the aftermath of water damage. Then Coronavirus turned the world upside down, and we saw a way to help our friends and neighbors with professional disinfecting services...
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02/2020

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Remove Mold Yourself

Many people are tempted to treat their mold problem themselves. They think that they don't need the services of a professional mold removal & remediation service. Let me tell you this straight up, this isn't like putting up a few shelves. Mold removal and remediation is a tough...
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01/2020

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your House?

Mold in your home can take many different appearances. It can be that slimy black spot growing on your shower curtain, the slick orange film that forms on the kitchen drain, or the white patches on the floor of your basement...
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09/2019

What Does it Mean to Remediate Mold?

If you are dealing with any type of mold problem in your home today, it is important that you become familiar with what it means to take care of these issues as soon as possible. Because mold can cause a wide range of different health and medical problems...
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06/2019

What is Black Mold?

Black mold is a common type of mold from the species S. Chartarum. It is also known as the toxic black mold in the United States, and in most cases, it is related to the poor quality of the air indoors...
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10/2018

How Long Does it Take Mold to Grow?

Have you ever noticed organic growth in damp areas of your house, accompanied by a particularly pungent smell? If you have, then you can very well accept the fact that you have a mold problem. Mold is a type of fungus which usually grows on damp surfaces...
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06/2018

What You Should Know About Mold

If your home has mold you should make sure it is it taken care of as soon as you can. Mold can spread really quickly, and it is more than just black spots...
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04/2018

Mold Could Be Affecting Your Health

As we all know, indoor air quality is very important for our health - we spend a lot of time indoors, and home is supposed to be a safe place to be. That's why indoor mold can be a greater health risk today...
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05/2017

What Causes Mold?

Mold spores are like tiny seeds, floating through the air until they land somewhere. Think about planting seeds in the ground. If the conditions are right, with moisture and nutrients, then the seed will sprout and grow...
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