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Are there benefits of a crawl space vapor barrier system?

April 20, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

What are the benefits of a crawl space vapor barrier system? Are you experiencing collected water on the pipes or concrete walls of your crawl space? If so, you’re not alone. Dampness is a common side effect of crawl spaces that do not have a proper crawl space vapor barrier system. Without a crawl space vapor barrier system,  your crawl space’s ventilation openings carry humid air during summer months that condenses and settles ...

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Do It Yourself Mold Removal

April 19, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Do It Yourself Mold Removal: Can mold be removed from a mattress? When it comes to do it yourself mold removal and whether or not you can remove mold yourself from behind the refrigerator, in the bathroom, or in the crawl space, the short answer is: possibly. When it comes to do it yourself mold removal and whether or not you can remove mold yourself from your mattress, the even shorter answer here is: no ...

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Should I seal off crawl space vents or keep them open?

April 13, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Some homeowners seal off crawl space vents year-round in order to stop termites in the summer, heat loss in the winter, and moisture buildup that can lead to mold growth; others open and close the crawlspace vents with the season. Is there such a thing as a right or wrong answer here? The experts have differing opinions. ✅Vote: seal off crawl space vents Jesse Waltz, a foundation engineer, votes to seal off crawl space vents ...

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Getting Rid of Mold in House: Books

April 12, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Getting Rid of Mold in House: How should I remove black mold from books? 📚 There’s a lot of information out there about how to prevent black mold from growing in your home: eliminate potential water sources, keep the humidity in check, ensure proper ventilation, control the climate … but what about when the problem isn’t mold growing in your home; the problem is accidentally bringing mold from the outside in? Black mold lives off ...

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Is Standing Water in the Crawl Space a Deal Breaker?

April 6, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

A House Inspection Revealed Standing Water in the Crawl Space. Is this a Deal Breaker? Standing water in the crawl space of any home can lead to mold and mildew growth – which, in addition to being a potential health hazard, can become the cause of rot and structural damage. If you’re considering buying a home with standing water in the crawl space, then you should also be on the lookout for mold. First of ...

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What Are the Effects of Toxic Mold Exposure?

April 5, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Toxic Mold Exposure: What would happen if someone kept getting their skin exposed to mold? The dangers of toxic mold exposure when it comes to the respiratory system are, at this point, fairly well-known and well-established. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), toxic mold exposure can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, and skin irritation. People with serious allergies to molds may have more severe reactions including fever ...

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CAN I USE BLEACH FOR BATHROOM MOLD REMOVAL?

March 29, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Bathroom Mold Removal: Killing Mold with Bleach If you’re thinking about killing mold with bleach for bathroom mold removal, you may want to think again. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a biocide like chlorine bleach is a substance that should be used to destroy living organisms, but when it comes to killing mold with bleach for bathroom mold removal, the use of a biocide is not recommended for routine practice ...

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Black Mold Removal Cost: Should I Buy a House with Mold?

March 23, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

Black Mold Removal Cost Dampness in any home can lead to mold and mildew growth, and in addition to being a health hazard, moldy conditions have the potential to cause rot, structural damage, and premature paint failure. If you’re considering buying a home with black mold in the unfinished basement (or the attic and/or crawl space, the two other most common places for mold to be found in homes, as cited by the ...

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How Dangerous is Mold? Can Food Mold Cause House Mold?

March 16, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

How Dangerous is Mold? According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), molds that produce mycotoxins can cause illness. The USDA explains that “mycotoxins are poisonous substances produced by certain molds found primarily in grain and nut crops, but are also known to be on celery, grape juice, apples, and other produce. There are many of them and scientists are continually discovering new ones. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations ...

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What Gets Rid of Mold? Identify | Prevent | Remove

March 9, 2017 By AdvantaClean - 0 Comments

WHAT GETS RID OF MOLD? If you’re reading a post about what gets rid of mold, chances are you’ve already found mold in your home. You’re interested in protecting your home’s structural integrity, and not to mention your health and the health of your loved ones. Before we delve into the topic of what gets rid of mold, it’s important to understand the dangers of mold, how it came to ...

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