Avoid carpet cleaning during humid days to prevent mold. Often, proper ventilation and air circulation prevents mold growth. However, during the summers, the indoor air becomes rich in moisture when you open the windows and air inlets. This can cause the carpet’s fabric to stretch out and expand in size and volume.
A Boston boy who spent 211 days waiting for a heart transplant is now being treated for acute rejection. Meanwhile his parents deal with a major mold issue that has turned the family’s home into a “sick house.” Ari Schultz, 5, has been at Boston Children’s Hospital since December, and received his donated heart on March 3.
Not in New Hampshire and many other states. As of January 1st 2016 it is illegal per NH Senate Bill 125 for someone to conduct both the remediation and testing in New Hampshire due to the inherent conflict of interest. Furthermore both the remediation company and testing company needs to obtain 3rd party certification.
As New Englanders dig out from last week’s historic blizzard, a silent threat is creeping into their homes: mold. The snow accumulation on roofs and the high drifts against homes will soon start to melt as temperatures increase.
Homeowners in New England may not think that their basement took in water from Hurricane Sandy. But hidden moisture may exist within carpeting and walls. This moisture can seep into the basement foundation. That would lead to very favorable conditions for mold growth, IndoorDoctor President Jeffrey Bradley warns.