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Looking to learn more about mold? Our experts at O2 Mold Testing weigh in on the topics that most concern our customers about mold in their homes or businesses.

When it comes to mold, what you don't know can cause real damage to your property and even your health.


How Indoor Mold Travels and Colonizes

Indoor mold travels primarily through airborne spores, which can be dispersed by air currents, HVAC systems, and physical disturbances. O2 Mold Testing investigates these dispersal mechanisms to identify mold sources and ensure thorough remediation.
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Our Blog About Mold


Is It Possible for Mold To Dry Out and Disappear?

When mold dries out, it becomes dormant but doesn't necessarily die. However, if moisture returns, dormant mold can reactivate and continue to grow.
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Can We Rely on the Accuracy of Mold Inspection?

Mold inspection accuracy can vary depending on the methods used and the expertise of the inspectors. However, with advanced techniques and experienced professionals, O2 Mold Testing mold inspectors can generally provide reliable assessments of mold presence and severity.
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The Best Way to Check for Mold

The most effective method for checking for mold is through professional mold testing services provided by experts like O2 Mold Testing. Our comprehensive approach involves thorough inspections, air sampling, and surface testing to detect mold growth accurately.
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Mold Role in Art & Literature

Connections between mold, art, and literature. Learn how mold's representation has evolved from ancient times to contemporary art, symbolizing decay and renewal.
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The Quirky World of Mold Testing: What You Need to Know

Explore the intriguing world of mold testing and its limitations. Learn why mold testing isn't a one-size-fits-all solution.
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Unveiling the Significance of Annual Mold Testing

Regular mold testing is an essential practice for safeguarding both your home and the well-being of its occupants. Stay ahead of mold issues with yearly professional mold inspection.
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Signs Your Home Needs Mold Inspection Services

Mold is a sneaky problem that may hide in the shadows of any home, sometimes going undiscovered until it becomes a major concern. This blog will go over seven symptoms that your home may require a professional mold check.
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The Connection Between Mold and Indoor Air Quality

When it comes to maintaining a healthy living environment one of the main factors to look for is indoor air quality.
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Should You Be Concerned If You Discover Mold in Your Home?

In this blog post, we will delve into the world of mold, exploring its characteristics, health implications, effects on your home's structure, causes of growth, signs of its presence, and the importance of professional mold inspection services. We will also provide valuable tips on preventing mold growth.
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Mold in Commercial Buildings

Hidden threats such as mold growth can silently jeopardize the health of occupants and compromise the integrity of the property. Mold is a common issue in commercial buildings, thriving in moist and poorly ventilated areas.
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8 Most Common Types of Mold in Home

There are more than 100,000 types of mold, and only around a dozen of them grow inside homes. Here are eight of the most common ones.
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5 Signs to Check for Mold in Your Home

Wondering if there is mold in your home? Take a look at the 5 most common indicators that there may be mold in your house...
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Top 7 Health Risks of Mold

Protect your health by being aware of the risks of mold exposure. Learn about the potential health problems caused by mold and how to prevent them. Stay safe and healthy in your home or workplace...
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Most Common Mold Problems to Be Aware Of

It's important to be aware of these common mold problems and take action if you suspect you have a mold issue in your home. Regular inspections, good ventilation, and prompt mold remediation can help keep your home and family safe. Check our recent update to know more on this topic...
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How to Check if Your House Is Making You Sick

Mold spores are the most common thing that can make you sick at home. If you are curious about this and want to know more, check the recent blog post by O2 Mold Testing experts...
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Mold Sampling Explained: Different Types of Mold Samples

Mold can grow in almost any place in your home. To know which mold type we are facing, our mold inspectors use a variable of mold sampling techniques. Check out our recent blog post to know more about this!
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How to Choose a Mold Testing Company?

Whether you live in Baltimore, MD, or any other area, you can always experience mold contamination. Mold is a grave issue that harms you and your home when not dealt with in time. So, the minute you spot green patches on your walls or come across any visible mildew, you should immediately call for O2 Mold Testing of Baltimore professionals...
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Professional Mold Testing: The Definitive Guide

Do you know that mold affects not only your property but also your physical and psychological well-being? Whenever you suspect mold in your commercial or residential space, the best thing to do is contact a professional...
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What Causes Pink Mold In Bathroom Showers, And How To Get Rid Of It

Imagine stepping into your bathroom for a nice hot shower and seeing a pink layer covering various surfaces - isn't that horrifying and frustrating?...
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How To Test For Mold In Apartment

Have you been worried about the presence of mold in your apartment? The scariest thing about mold is that you might not know that it is present in your space unless you test for it. Luckily, finding out how to test for mold in an apartment is now easy with our professional inspection...
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How to Get Rid of Mold Spores in the Air

Have you recently started sneezing and sniffling every few seconds, with a runny nose and a persistent rumble in your chest? Or do you constantly feel nauseated and dizzy?...
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Mold vs. Mildew: Mold Testing Experts Explain the Difference

There is so much confusion about the distinction between mold and mildew, which is understandable because of how similar these are. There is a good reason for this. As it turns out, mildew is just a specific type of mold...
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Should You Get a Mold Inspection When Buying a House?

Buying a new home should always be a happy memory to look back on. But let's not get ahead and talk about the time when you're just looking to buy a house. One thing you need to keep in mind when looking at potential homes is mold growth. Mold can be a serious problem and is often easily identified by a musty odor in the house...
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Mold Inspection Cost Guide

If you are buying a new house, it is essential to conduct an in-depth mold inspection. Mold is a type of fungi that thrives in a moist environment. When it settles on a moist surface, it can cause severe damage to organic materials...
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Is A Mold Inspection Service the Same as A Mold Testing Service?

A mold is a form of fungus and it lives on water content. It grows outdoors, but can grow inside of a house under the right conditions. It is potentially harmful when its spores land on moist surfaces indoors, as it can start to multiply rapidly. This can cause damage to building materials and presents a health risk to individuals due to the increased mold density in the air...
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8 Key Tips for Hiring the Perfect Mold Inspection Contractor (Mold Inspector)

Do you need to get rid of mold from your home? Or are you currently experiencing health issues because of the mold in your house? Or maybe you're just not sure who to call to get a mold inspection done in your home? If any of these apply to you, then this article will have all the answers you need...
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Does Homeowner's Insurance Cover Mold Inspection?

The presence of mold in a house can turn your dream home into a nightmare. No one wants to live in a house affected by mold. Knowing the effect that mold has on one's health, there's a growing quest on how to get rid of them. Often times, people ask the insurance company if the homeowners' insurance will cover mold. Questions like this and more are what we would be attending to in this post...
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Is Mold Toxicity A Real Problem?

Mold toxicity and toxic mold poisoning are real! The sooner we understand that there is a lot at stake with issues related to mold, the better for us all. Mold poisoning can trigger up to 65% of respiratory conditions/symptoms, especially asthma...
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Benefits of a Professional Mold Air Test

Mold is a common problem in many homes today. But, it is not a problem you should overlook. There is a saying that what we take into our bodies helps us achieve our goals. Without eating, drinking, and breathing the right things, we fall sick and get weak...
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How to Detect Mold (Even If You Can't See It)

Mold is a type of fungus that grows almost everywhere, as long as the environment is damp and has temperatures between 40 °F and 100 °F. If you are going to be honest with yourself, that's almost all damp areas in your house. While these tiny microorganisms might be useful outdoors, they can cause serious health issues in your house...
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Mold and Mildew: Do You Know the Difference?

According to recent CDC estimates, there are over 10,000 types of mold that can grow indoors. However, if you have ever tried to figure out the type of mold you have in your house or office, you might have come across the term mildew...
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Hidden Danger - How to Detect Black Mold

There is no arguing the fact that the air we breathe in is very important. Any form of contaminants in the air can lead to severe health issues, especially in children and pets. It is why we deal with any issues that might pollute our air space quickly. However, there is one enemy that sneaks by quite often in our homes...
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7 Facts about Stachybotrys Chartarum You Should Know

Stachybotrys chartarum, known as toxic black mold or simply black mold, is one of the most dreaded types of mold. And not without just cause! This mold produces mycotoxins which could pose serious issues to your health. It could lead to respiratory problems and a serious case of allergies...
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9 Most Common Places Where Mold Can Hide

It's usually the awful smell that gives it away! You know that nasty smell of clothes that didn't get properly dry before they were stored? Mold can be worse than that! When you can't see the hidden mold, the smell would give it away. But, you still need to find the mold...
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Advantages of Hiring a Mold Inspection Company

It starts with a little leakage or that floodwater that took you two days to evacuate. Then, you have the bigger problem of mold on your hands. The nasty smell of the pervasive fungi could still be ignored but not its terrible effects on your health...
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Mold Inspection VS Mold Testing: What is the Difference?

You have perceived that odd smell for a while now. You wonder, is it mold? Yes, it could be. If you have just moved into a new building or experienced a flood, the possibility of mold growth is high. But what do you do? You need to be sure, right? You take to the internet to look for solutions, and the confusion starts...
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Preventing Mold and Mildew instead of Remediation

There is a saying that prevention is better than cure. In the case of mold and mildew, this saying is true. Mold can cause damage to your health, lead to structural issues in your home and office building, and cause allergies. You want to avoid these problems instead of trying to find solutions which might be costlier. How do you go about it?...
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Are You Sick and Tired of Mold in Your House?

Mold is an organism that you will find indoors and outdoors. Mold forms a huge part of the natural ecosystem outside, but when it comes indoors, seeking moisture and out of direct sunlight, it can become problematic - particularly toxic black mold...
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Is Mold Inspection Worth It?

Mold is common in buildings, homes, and areas where there is a lot of moisture. Mold rarely causes health problems, but it can pose serious risks to people who suffer from allergens. This raises the question: is a mold inspection worth it?...
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What happens during a mold inspection?

Did a friend suggest that you get a mold inspection done? You might be wondering why it is essential to have one done and how the process goes. However, before we launch into the procedures, one thing you need to know is "what is mold?"...
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Breaking the Mold when Dealing with Inspections, Testing and Mold Test Kits

If you have a mold problem, you're probably wondering whether you should try and get rid of it yourself, get a mold test kit from your nearest Walmart or the Home Depot, or get the professionals in - which can be expensive....
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Is Mold Inspection Really Necessary?

Do you suspect that there is mold in your house or office? Maybe you recently had a flood, and you perceive a strong odor that won't go away. Mold can cause a lot of damage if it goes unchecked. It can worsen asthma symptoms, irritate people with allergies, destroy property, and cause the structural deterioration of your home or workplace...
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Mold Control Myths: Bleach and Vinegar

House, office building, apartment, warehouse. It doesn't matter. Mold can be found in any structure, especially where there is moisture. You may find mold growing in furniture, on the walls, on the drywall, on window frames, among many other places. If you have had a leak in your home...
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Experiencing Water Damage? Here's How to Arrange For Mold Inspection

No one ever wants to encounter water damage in their home or their office, because it's really difficult to deal with. Even minor issues are important to consider because mold grows in places where there is moisture. Mold can start to grow in 24 to 48 hours after water damage, causing indoor air quality and people's health to be severely compromised...
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The Importance of a Mold Inspection

You need to recognize potential mold problems if you are thinking of buying a home. But what about the house you already live in? Toxic mold exposure can have serious long-term effects like memory loss, insomnia; trouble with concentration, confusion, muscle cramps and more...
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