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Is Your Toilet Trying to Tell You Something?

While black mold is generally an unwelcome “visitor” in a home, there is one instance where it serves a positive purpose. Mold forms more readily in the toilet bowl of people who have untreated or under treated diabetes. If you notice black mold appearing in your toilet, especially soon after you have cleaned it, you […]

Is Mold Affecting Your Pets?

It is well known that frequent or continual exposure to mold can cause health issues in humans. What is sometimes ignored, and really has only come to light in the past decade, is the impact it can have on pets. Black mold or Stachybotrys chartarum can be particularly harmful. Not only are pets susceptible to […]

7 Mold Myths Exposed

Depending on who you talk to, household mold can be anything from a benign substance you can completely ignore to a super-toxin capable of causing grave harm in microscopic quantities. As with most things, the truth is typically somewhere in the middle. We help you find it below by exposing some common myths about mold […]

Tips for Keeping Houseplants Mold-Free

Houseplants are a great way to beautify your home and purify the air you breathe. What many people don’t know, however, is that houseplants and the soil they’re rooted in can provide the perfect incubator for mold. If you look closely at your plants, you may see mold on the leaves, in the potting material, […]

Plumbing Problems and Mold Growth: 6 Steps for Preventing an Infestation

Persistent moisture and mold… the two go hand-in-hand. Mold is a very opportunistic organism that will quickly take root wherever the conditions are right. Not surprisingly, the areas around your plumbing fixtures and connections are highly vulnerable. Here are some steps you can take to help keep your home or business mold-free. Recognize it’s a […]

Air Ducts: A Potential Source of “Sick House Syndrome”

  Airborne mold spores can cause a number of allergic reactions including watery eyes, nausea, headaches, skin irritation, and fatigue. Sometimes the conditions that allow mold to thrive are temporary. However, if mold gets a foothold in your home’s ductwork, you may end up dealing with a persistent condition known as “sick house syndrome” (SHS). […]

Something Foul Afoot: How to Detect and Deal with Carpet Mold

Carpet mold can be an especially insidious invader, as it often develops undetected on the underside of your floor covering. In fact, it takes an especially serious case of carpet mold for there to be visible signs on the top surface. Searching for Symptoms The first step in dealing with a mold problem is knowing […]

DIY Mold Removal: The Risks Outweigh the Rewards

DIY Mold Removal: The Risks Outweigh the Rewards While many homeowners think of mold removal as a simple do-it-yourself “clean-up job,” the reality is that it is a far more complicated process with much more serious implications than that. Done properly, mold mitigation can rid your come of an aggressive and unwanted organism. Done incorrectly, […]

New Year, New You (And No Mold)

CMI’s New Year’s Resolution for 2015: to help successfully remove mold in every home we encounter! With the arrival of the New Year here, many people are trying to uphold resolutions they have made for this year. Whether it’s for their personal lives or for career advances. January is crunch-time for those resolutions. You may […]

Indoor Air Quality Testing

RELIABLE AND ACCURATE INDOOR AIR QUALITY TESTING FOR HOME OWNERS, RENTERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS. Determining the source of poor indoor air quality, (such as Asbestos, Dust Mites, Strange Odors), requires sophisticated equipment and training. We provide a detailed approach to our property inspections and understand the right indicators to look for in a property that […]

When is it Time for Mold Testing?

Mold testing can reveal a possible mold problem in your home. It can help you find hidden mold, measure indoor air quality, and identify what species of mold is in your home. Signs of Mold Growth Beyond visibly seeing mold in your home, there are other signs that can suggest a mold problem. Whether you […]