Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Mold’ Category

Does Your Home Have a Humidity Problem?

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Does Your Home Have a Humidity Problem?Indoor humidity is an element of your home’s air quality that can be confounding to deal with. Mitigating correlating indoor air quality problems, such as increased airborne allergens, may be as simple as using a higher-efficiency HVAC filter. Using portable dehumidifiers may seem like a logical way to mitigate a humidity problem, but they are ineffective as a whole-home solution.

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Mold and Mildew Growth: A Real Indoor Air Quality Issue for Homeowners

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Maintaining good air quality in your home is crucial to protecting your family’s health. Among the common threats to the clean air in your home are mold and mildew. These organisms may be lurking in your home in places unseen, and endangering your family’s health, but you can take a few simple steps to protect yourself from this threat.

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Mold and Mildew Do Damage and It’s All Because of High Humidity

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Mold and Mildew Do Damage and It's All Because of High HumidityMold and mildew thrive when the relative humidity remains high in your home for even a short period. Their growth rate is quite rapid; the fungi starts to form on damp surfaces in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Soon after, the fungi begins to produce spores that are released into the the air. The spores can cause moderate to severe health problems in individuals. Mold may also damage the wood, drywall and other surfaces of the home. 

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7 Facts About Mold That Every Homeowner Should Know

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

mold fresno californiaToxic mold poses serious risks to both your health and the structural integrity of your home. As a homeowner, it’s important that you know the facts about mold so you can prevent it from developing, or deal with it safely and effectively if spores have already gained a foothold. With that in mind, here are seven key facts about mold:

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The Basics of Indoor Air Quality

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The Basics of Indoor Air QualityPoor indoor air quality is usually the result of a number of factors. From common particulates such as dust, pollen and pet dander, to more organic threats such as mold and bacteria, any number of variables can compromise the quality of your indoor air. In fact, even products you consider harmless, such as personal hygiene products, may be having a negative impact on your day-to-day life.

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Use These Tips To Evaluate Your Attic Insulation

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

While you might be concerned about losing energy through your attic, there might be more problems up there than not having enough insulation. It may be getting wet, too.

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Curb Spring Allergies With Better Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

With spring comes a host of molds, pollens and airborne viruses. When these get indoors, they can be a nightmare for someone with allergies. The EPA has put together a guide on problems associated with poor indoor air quality. In most homes, the indoor air quality is worse than the air outdoors. There are a host of solutions, though. Many air cleaners on the market that can make a world of difference in your home’s air quality.

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