Using Vinegar to Kill Mold

Vinegar has antifungal and antibacterial properties that can kill mold. For example, white vinegar can be used to clean, deodorize, and disinfect around the house, and can kill black mold which commonly results from water damage. Learn how you can use vinegar to kill mold on different surface types.

2021-04-11T12:53:45-04:00

What Does Mold Smell Like?

Mold creates a stale, damp scent and the smell is a first sign of mold or mildew. Homeowners should identify the source of the smell and cause of the mold quickly, and remediate the mold as soon as possible as waiting to address the issue can result in a more arduous removal process.

2021-03-12T11:09:31-05:00

Identifying Black Mold and Why Remediate

Black mold usually appears as a black stain in a high-moisture area. It is most commonly found in bathrooms or other areas with damp conditions, poor ventilation, and high temperatures; damp basements, kitchens, and laundry rooms. If a homeowner finds black mold, remediation will depend on how significant the spread is.

2021-03-12T11:30:06-05:00

Differences Between Mold vs. Mildew

There’s a lot of confusion about differences between mold and mildew. Both are fungi that thrive in moisture and are often found in the home, mainly in areas damaged by water. But, while they have many similarities, some key characteristics also differentiate them and how they are remediated.

2021-03-08T22:28:12-05:00

Best Sump Pumps for Basements

A sump pump may be the only means to save your home from water damage. Even if your basement isn't flood-prone, a sump pump can prevent mold growth by keeping your basement dry. If you’re looking for a sump pump, learn about what you should look for in an appliance.

2020-09-28T19:56:32-04:00
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