Woman Renting a House With Mold, and Landlord Won’t Repair it

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Mold from Your Gym Could Be Making You Sick

With summer approaching many of us are hitting the gym even more in order to prepare our bodies for the beach. However, what many don’t think about is the danger of mold at the site of their gym. Mold can cause many health problems and you may be completely unaware that it is affecting you.

Mold in the Shower

Gym showers are a hotbed for bacteria and fungi to spread. Always wear flip flops when you are in the gym showers or by the pool area. You can catch plantar warts and fungi by failing to properly protect your feet. Besides this there can be mold growing in the dark corners of the showers. Since the showers are constantly being used, this allows for the humidity to stay at high levels. Mold will begin to grow under these conditions and can cause you to have sinus congestion, asthma, eye irritation, skin rash, cough, headache, or throat irritation.

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Filthy Air Ducts and Vents

When air ducts and vents in gyms go uncleaned for long periods of time they become sources for indoor and outdoor pollution. They can continuously circulate mold spores that people will inhale throughout the gym. These vents are also responsible for respiratory viruses and other problems in people with weak immune systems. Don’t work out directly in front of a vent and talk to your gym manager to make sure that the vents are being cleaned properly.

Does Your Gym Have Carpeting?

Some gyms actually have carpeting on their floors. Besides the materials of the carpeting usually being of poor quality, they also house mold spores. When your sweat, hair, or grooming products fall into the carpeting they provide the perfect organic material for mold to feed on. Any mold spores will cling to this material and begin to grow in the porous material of the carpet. Mold in carpet is just as dangerous as mold in the shower and causes the same types of health problems.

Picking a Mold-Free Gym

When you’re looking to join a gym, finding one that’s mold-free doesn’t have to be hard. There are plenty of gyms that have high cleaning standards and live to please their clients. Talk with the gym managers before joining and ask them questions about how they prevent mold from growing in their gym. Also, be sure to ask for a tour where you can look at the shower room and other areas where mold usually grows. If you find mold anywhere, it’s best to say that it’s not the right gym for you.

 

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Van Nuys, CA 91411

Mold Allergy Season is Coming

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The beginning of summer has the perfect climate conditions for mold to grow. The spring is wet and rainy with the summer bringing heat and humidity. This allows mold to grow quickly in moist and humid areas. If you suffer from mold allergies you can expect them to begin to worsen as we get closer to the beginning of summer.

Global Warming Means More Mold

The warmer our climate is, the friendlier it will be to the growth of mold. With the climate rapidly changing you can expect mold to be a more frequent problem. Heat causes more plants to grow and sooner than they usually would in the season. This adds additional allergens to the air and promotes the conditions for mold growth. Mold thrives in warm and moist environments; this is the kind of climate that we are seeing more now that global warming has been proven to have an effect on our world.

Mold Spreads When It’s Hot and Dry

Even without the moisture, mold still spreads on hot days. The sunny and dry summer days allow spores to dry and flake off so they can be blown into the air. Once these spores are in the air they travel until they find a surface to rest on. Once this surface becomes wet again the mold will begin to grow and spread. Don’t discount the ability of the heat to help the mold spores to spread throughout your family’s home.

 

Protecting Your Home

Keeping your home clean and dry are the best tips that anyone can give you for preventing the spread of mold. This means cleaning up any moist areas in the house when you find them and possibly buying a dehumidifier for excessively humid rooms. Keeping bathrooms and kitchens clean of dirt and food debris by cleaning areas with disinfectants and cleaners. Frequently changing your garbage and not leaving food lying around the house will greatly reduce your chances of mold. Also, vacuuming carpets frequently and keeping them dry will prevent mold from taking hold in their porous material. Air your home out often by leaving the windows open and allowing air to circulate throughout your home.

Serious Mold Problems

If you are facing a serious mold problem don’t hesitate to call Water Damage Zone. We will be there for a Free On-Site Inspection where we will find any unseen mold and create a plan to eradicate all of the mold from your home. Mold remediation companies have equipment that allow them to remove mold better than you can on your own. By allowing a professional to handle the problem you can rest assured that the mold will not return to your home. Mold can be dangerous to your health and should always be taken seriously.

 

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Van Nuys, CA 91411

Mold Spreading Inside Walls of New Home

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Preparing Your Home for an Earthquake

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Earthquakes happen frequently around the world and are harmless a lot of the time. However, when they become stronger they can cause a lot of damage to homes and other buildings that aren’t built to handle the damage. The way and time period that your home was built in determines whether it will be more susceptible to damage from earthquakes or not. Check that your home’s structure is anchored to the foundation and that crawl spaces don’t create weak spots. If your foundation is a pier-and-post it needs to be braced properly and masonry walls need to be reinforced.

Fixing the Structure of Your Home

When you are a homeowner you are responsible for finding these weaknesses and repairing them. However, you may not trust yourself to do the repairs yourself. Making sure your home is structurally sound is important so that you don’t spend even more money repairing the damage afterwards. If you are renting talk to the landlords about what has been done in order to reinforce the property against earthquake damage before you decide where to stay. Calling professional reconstruction companies will help you to identify and fix the current problems with your home.

Damage Caused by Objects in the Home

Be aware that any unsecured objects that can move, break or fall will be dangerous and possibly cause damage to your home. By looking around your home you can observe any tall or heavy objects that can fall and cause damage. Include appliances, electronics, hanging items, and anything else that can cause a lot of damage. Make sure to secure these items with hooks, fasteners and straps. This will make sure that they don’t fall over.

When an Earthquake Occurs

Make sure that you quickly react and seek cover in an area where you are protected from falling objects. Have an emergency backup of supplies that will last you around 3 days. Have phone numbers for everyone written down so that you can call them without your cell phone if necessary. Don’t hesitate to leave your home as soon as the earthquake is over so that you can check for additional damage. If you hear any noises they may indicate gas leaks or broken water pipes. You can shut off your gas, electricity and water if there are any broken lines that need to be fixed.

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The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

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