Mold inspections need to be performed by a qualified mold inspector who has formal training and experience with mold inspections. Mold inspections should look for evidence of past or current mold growth. Past mold growth may indicate a water problem which will come back whe...

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Is A Mold Assessment Important When It Comes To Buying a Home? Mold in the Home Mold is a fungus that comes in various colors (black, white, green, or gray) and shapes. While some molds are visible and even odorous, mold can also grow between walls, hidden areas of drywall (Mold food), under flo...

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What is all the hype about indoor air quality (IAQ)? Over the past decade more and more people have been dedicating their lives to understanding indoor  air pollution and how it affects people and their health. There are literally hundreds of different reasons why your home maybe making you sic...

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An unexpected flood creates health problems and often financial hardship; knowing how to protect yourself and recover from a water event can keep a bad situation from getting worse.  Step 1: Remove the water as standing water can be a health hazard. This can be done with a water pump or by call...

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Green Home Solutions of Hawai'i is dedicated to educating our communities about indoor air quality and the harmful effects of mold.  One major myth is that regarding the use of bleach to treat visible mold. BLEACH DOES NOT KILL MOLD. It stays on the surface and doesn’t kill mold roots. Think of...

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What Is a Mold Allergy? If you have an allergy that occurs over several seasons, you may be allergic to the spores of molds or other fungi that may be living in your home, or anywhere else where you are constantly exposed like a work office. Molds live everywhere. Improperly remediating a mold sou...

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Don't wait until your ceiling looks like this. This is an example of an EXTENSIVE mold problem left unmanaged.  However you don't have to wait until it gets out of hand to know that you have a mold problem that needs to be addressed. 8 Signs that you have a mold problem in your home: Top 8 Sign...

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Carpets are a breeding ground for bacteria and allergens.  Outdoor debris from clothing and shoes work deep into carpet fibers, creating a reservoir of allergens that can adversely affect nearly 40 percent of Americans, according to the National Center for Healthy Housing.   These allerg...

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It's no secret that living in Honolulu can feel like paradise, with beautiful beaches, infinite views of the ocean, and gorgeous vegetation as the backdrop for our laid-back lifestyles. Even paradise, however, can have its downfalls—and battling mold infestations in Honolulu's wet, tropical climate...

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If you’ve noticed a damp and musty smell in your home, or you’ve spotted mold growth, your initial reaction may be to grab the bleach. Before you attempt DIY mold removal, it’s important to consult with experienced mold technicians. Splashing bleach on the affected areas may appear to remedy the pro...

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