mold in garage

Mold in the Garage? Here’s What to Do Right Now

Most homeowners don’t think of the garage as dark and humid. It often serves as a main entrance into the house, but it doesn’t get much sunlight when the doors are down. Dampness builds up and musty odors fill the air. Sooner or later, you’re dealing with mold in the garage. We’ve work in hundreds […]

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mold in laundry room

Mold in the Laundry Room? 5 Steps to Get Rid of It Now

You’re washing a load of clothes, but something’s not right. The laundry room smells musty. A quick check behind the washing machine reveals mold growing on the wall. You find more dark stains in corners. It doesn’t take long for mold spores to spread through the entire area. You need to figure out how to […]

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How to Remove Mold From a Bathroom Popcorn Ceiling

When you’re dealing with a flooded bathroom floor, you don’t usually look up. If it’s located upstairs, you’re probably worried about the ceilings in rooms downstairs. Most homeowners don’t give bathroom ceilings much thought until they notice dark spots growing overhead. When mold spreads into porous, textured surfaces, it becomes very difficult to eliminate. Do […]

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dorm room mold

5 Effective Steps to Get Rid of Mold in a Dorm Room

It’s more than a housekeeping hassle. Mold in a dorm room can quickly spread throughout the entire building. Airborne spores attach to clothing, move through open doorways and migrate across campus. It doesn’t take long for the problem to affect neighboring residence halls. Left untreated, a mold outbreak can make students and staff sick, result […]

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How to Remove Mold From a Plywood Subfloor: 10 Must-Do Steps

Damp subflooring doesn’t turn into a cleanup project overnight. Whether it was soaked during storm flooding or saturated after an apartment plumbing mishap, a wet subfloor eventually becomes moldy. How do you handle mold on the subfloor in the kitchen? How do you get rid of mold in the bathroom under the flooring? Our ServiceMaster […]

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mold on concrete floor

How to Remove Mold from Concrete Floors in 5 Easy Steps

Mold is a common problem in most households, but it can also make you sick. That’s why it’s important to remove mold from concrete in your home. Mold, just like mildew, is a growth that pops up in damp or shaded areas. That said, can mold grow on a concrete floor? Yes. Concrete floors, with […]

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How Does Mold Grow In Your House? 13 Things You’re Doing Wrong

It’s a natural part of the environment and plays an important role in the ecosystem, but you don’t want it under sinks and behind walls. Mold grows inside your house because it thrives in temperatures between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit when indoor humidity is above 60 percent. Add cold-condensing surfaces and areas that stay […]

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black mold on wallpaper

DIY Mold Removal: 7 Steps to Effectively Eliminate Mold

It only needs a little moisture and temperatures between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Give it 48 hours, and mold goes on a growth spurt that results in structural damage and compromised indoor air quality. As it spreads, it gets harder to clean and more expensive to remove. You know by now that mold is […]

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Mold vs. Mildew: Here Are the Key Differences You Need to Know About

If you think that mildew and mold are the same thing, you’re almost right: Mildew is a type of mold, but not all molds are mildew. The fungi thrive in moist environments, and they live on all kinds of surfaces, so they’re both housecleaning headaches. While excessive mildew can cause health problems, it doesn’t have […]

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mold under kitchen sink

How to Get Rid of Mold Under Your Sink Quickly and Effectively

You don’t stick your head under the sink very often. The cabinet under this essential fixture doesn’t light up when you reach inside for supplies. The first sign of trouble usually greets you as an unpleasant musty smell. That’s when you know there’s a problem. You’re dealing with black mold under the kitchen sink. How […]

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