Thursday, November 30, 2017

SMS Assist to Participate in Rental Investment Forum

SMS Assist to Participate in Rental Investment ForumSMS Assist, LLC will attend Information Management Network’s (IMN) Single Family Rental (SFR) Investment Forum West, December 4-6, at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale,... Read more

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Triple S Elects New Board Members

Triple S Elects New Board MembersTriple S announced its newly elected board of directors and executive committee at the buying group’s annual stockholders meeting earlier this month. Elected board members for the coming... Read more

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C. Diff Can Linger in Hospital Rooms After Cleaning

Researchers at University College London Hospitals in London, England, found C. difficile bacteria often remained on floor corners and bathroom floors despite routine and terminal cleaning of... Read more

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Flu Activity Continues to Increase

Seasonal influenza activity continues to increase in the United States, with flu activity indicators higher than typical for the week ending November 18, according to the weekly report from the... Read more

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How to Get Rid of Mice — And Keep Them Away for Good

It is getting colder outside and the mice want to come in your house for warmth. Here is How to Get Rid of Mice — And Keep Them Away for Good. Removal of Mice in Sacramento CA can be like a wild goose chase. The source of this article is located at:

Fall and winter are prime time for rodents trying to make their way into warm, cozy homes. Luckily, it’s never too late to start mouse-proofing, according to Cindy Mannes, a spokesperson for the National Pest Management Association. Here’s what you need to know about those pesky little critters — and how you can get rid of ’em when you do spot one.

There’s never just one mouse in the house.

Sorry to break the news: If you see one mouse, you almost definitely have more than one. “They’re looking for the same things that humans are looking for in the winter — food, water and shelter,” says Mannes. “They’ve gotten so good at living with humans. When you get one, others will find their way in. Plus, they multiply very quickly.”

Droppings aren’t the only telltale signs.

Trails of little poop pellets (which look like this) are certainly a major sign that you have mice, but the best evidence might not always be scattered along your countertops. Another tipoff could be boxes in your pantry have been chewed through. “You may see debris on your shelf or gnaw marks on boxes or bags of food,” says Mannes.

Or, they might cause even more dangerous damage.

Not only can they chew through walls and boxes in your pantry, but mice can cause other extensive damage. Particularly, they can chew on wires, which can lead to house fires. “And they carry a slew of illnesses and bacteria,” Mannes warns. “A build up of their droppings can worsen allergy and asthma situations, too.”

Skip the home remedies.

We’ve seen all sorts of DIY repellent ideas (including peppermint sprays, dryer sheet stuffings and cotton balls soaked in oil and cayenne pepper), but you may want to skip them: “There’s no science or evidence behind any of these methods,” says Mannes. “And again, mice are so used to living with humans, that smells associated with us are not usually repellent to mice.”

But store-bought traps are worth a shot.

“The tried-and-true mousetrap is still very effective,” says Mannes, who adds that a little dab of peanut butter on each spring-loaded trap is all you need. Want something a little, um, less out in the open? Try the d-Con Discreet No View, No Touch mousetrap, which conceals the little guy so you can just toss th

e whole thing.

Finding their entry point is crucial.

The first step to putting down traps: “Figure out where they’re coming from because putting traps randomly all over your basement floor isn’t going to do you any good,” Mannes says. Also, look to determine where they’re living and building nests. Once you’ve found those places, set your traps around those general areas. Of course, professional exterminators will be able to determine exactly where to put them and how many you’ll need.

Stock up on caulk and steel wool.

Once you handle the infestation inside, you’ll want to make sure no additional mice can find their way in. Mice are able to fit through openings the size of a dime. And rats? Well, they can fit through something the size of a quarter — incredible! Even if a hole doesn’t start out that large, the rodents can gnaw their way to make the opening larger. The good news: “They can’t eat through caulk and steel wool,” says Mannes. “Pay really close attention to where pipes enter the house and along basement foundations. Be sure to replace weather stripping. And make sure you’ve screened the vents and the openings of your chimneys.”

Don’t forget to check the garage.

“If they get into the garage, they might just decide to live under your car hood, where the engine is nice and warm,” warns Mannes. Once they’re under there, they can start eating wires and cause serious damage to your car.

Your landscaping matters.

Shrubbery and branches should be cut back, away from the house. “Otherwise, they’re like highways for mice and insects to get into your home,” Mannes says. Keep stacks of firewood at least 20 feet from the house, as mice like to nest in the piles.

Airtight food canisters are worth the investment.

Put cereal and other pantry items into airtight canisters and you’re less likely to attract mice, according to Mannes. “Another thing people don’t think about: pet food. If you leave it out in a dog bowl all day, that just gives rodents another source of food.”

Call us today to get a free consultation or the removal of Mice from your Sacramento Ca or Elk Grove Ca Home. Call (916) 378-5102



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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Envirox Names New Director of Regional Sales

Envirox LLC has appointed Caroline Graham director of regional sales. Graham has more than a decade of sales experience in the jansan business, and has previously held positions at Tennant Co. and... Read more

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IICRC Seeking Input on New Standard

IICRC Seeking Input on New StandardAre you knowledgeable about the manufacturing of cleaning products? The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is looking for volunteers to serve as non-voting... Read more

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Sodexo Secures Two New Deals

Sodexo Secures Two New DealsSodexo was recently awarded two contracts within the oil and gas sector worth a combined total of more than US$5.3 million. Sodexo has been contracted to provide facility management services to... Read more

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Mitie Adds Three to Corporate Affairs Team

Mitie Adds Three to Corporate Affairs TeamMitie Group Plc has expanded its corporate affairs team with the addition of three executives. Claire Lovegrove joins Mitie as head of media relations. Anna Gavrilova has been named head of... Read more

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SC Johnson Ranked Among Top Workplaces in Argentina

SC Johnson, parent company of SC Johnson Professional, was named one of the best workplaces in Argentina by the Great Place to Work® Institute. SC Johnson placed fourth in the index for... Read more

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Bunzl Acquires Two Firms

Bunzl Plc, parent company of Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies, has expanded its global footprint through recent acquisitions of companies in Australia and Brazil. Bunzl has acquired... Read more

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8 Factors to Consider When Buying a Mobile Generator

From wattage options to safety precautions, must-have features and EPA regulations, there’s a lot for a construction contractor to consider when selecting a mobile generator for their job site’s application.

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Bullen Partners With Legends Marketing

Bullen Partners With Legends MarketingThe Bullen Companies, Inc. has appointed Legends Marketing, LLC as its manufacturer representative firm. Per the terms of the agreement, Legends Marketing will manage sales of... Read more

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Save the Date: 2018 RIA Forensic Restoration Conference

A primary goal of the conference is to introduce the forensic restoration industry (private sector) to the initial responders to a serious biological or chemical threat (public sector).

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RIA's 2018 Phoenix Award Submission Period Now Open

Phoenix Award recipients are announced at RIA's Annual Convention.

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Ask Annissa: Do This BEFORE Making Your 2018 Business Plan

Before setting up your 2018 business goals, Annissa has some steps to walk through to help set your company up for a whole new level of success in 2018.

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IICRC Seeking S400 Non-Voting Section Committee Volunteers

The BSR-IICRC S400 will focus on the commercial built environment and define tasks, frequencies, production expectations, goals, results, principles, methods and processes to clean, maintain and restore the built environment.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

BRAVO! Employees Earn BSCAI Certification

BRAVO! Employees Earn BSCAI CertificationFour members of BRAVO! Group Services, Inc.’s senior leadership and operations management team recently earned the Building Service Contractors Association International’s (BSCAI)... Read more

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Brain Corp Teams With SoftBank Robotics

Brain Corp. has entered into a strategic partnership with SoftBank Robotics Corp. Per the terms of the agreement, SoftBank Robotics’ ICE RS26 robotic floor scrubber will be powered by... Read more

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Act Now to Ensure Equitable Tax Reform

ISSA supports tax reform that benefits all employers on an equitable basis and spurs increased domestic investment, along with job creation, in the United States. The U.S. Senate is scheduled to... Read more

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Worried about Mold Exposure? Learn the Symptoms of Poisoning and Illness in Humans

Prevent Mold Poisoning and Illness if Symptoms Appear.

  1. The symptoms of mold exposure in humans can have severe consequences;
  2. Molds favor paper, cloth, and wood, but could infest concrete and glass too;
  3. Toxic fungi thrive inside walls, carpets, heating, ventilation systems and more;
  4. Mold allergies and poisoning pose threat to adults, children, and pets;
  5. Toxic fungi can grow anywhere as long as conditions are right.

Attention to the risks of molds

The worst case scenario is toxic mold exposure.
But can exposure to mold cause illness you may ask?
It sure does!

If you sense the slightest sign of a musty odor or see indications of surface discoloring, it could be a sign of an infestation. If you sense a musty smell, you might be exposed to toxic fungi, even if you can’t spot the signs of such growing!

“The term ‘mycotoxin’ is reserved for the toxic chemical products produced by fungi that colonize crops. One mold species may produce many different mycotoxins, and several species may produce the same mycotoxin.”

Short-term poisoning from fungi fumes causes adults, children, and pets to suffer from the symptoms of toxic mold exposure. Long-term leads to the development of the mold-linked syndrome. –

How to Figure if Mold Exposure is the Cause?

  1. Do stale, fusty and stuffy odors bother you?
  2. Do you inhabit an abode with discolored surfaces?
  3. Has your roof been leaking?
  4. Has your home been flooded?
  5. Have you noticed signs of previous water damage?
  6. Do you suffer from chronic shortness of breath and weakness?
  7. Do you experience a chronic migraine?
  8. Do you experience frequent flu-like symptoms?
  9. Have you had sinus irritation?
  10. Have you had ear infections?
  11. Do you suffer from recurring respiratory difficulties?
  12. Does your suffering get worse on a rainy day?

Attention to the risks of molds

If you recognize any of these signs,
you could be a victim of the damp building effect.

What are the Symptoms of Toxic Mold Poisoning?

Look for the top signs of toxicity and mold illness such as shortage of breath, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, migraines, sore throat, depression, joint pain and inflammation, exhaustion and various digestive problems. Here is a list of the top symptoms associated with mold-associated illness:

  1. Extreme tiredness and physical exertion;
  2. Headaches – slight to ice pick pain and severe migraines spikes;
  3. Sight irritation – red eyes, blurred vision, and photophobia (light sensitivity);
  4. Ear infections and irritation;
  5. Disorientation, static shocks, and panic attacks;
  6. Deficient memory and difficulties with speech;
  7. Lack of focus and decreased learning ability;
  8. Morning stiffness, muscle cramps, and increasing joint pain;
  9. Slight prickling or stinging sensations;
  10. Sinus congestion, chronic cough;
  11. Shortness of breath and other respiratory difficulties;
  12. Mood, body temperature, and appetite swings;
  13. Vertigo, lightheadedness and poor concentration;
  14. Joint and abdominal pain, numbness;
  15. Tearing and a sense of a metallic taste;
  16. Frequent urination and thirst;
  17. Diarrhea, bloating and if severe – vomiting;
  18. Increased sweat (especially at night);
  19. Skin rashes and even a bleeding nose or bloody cough.

There are 3 levels of mold exposure:

* Do you have any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments!

What could be a False Symptom of Mold Exposure?

If you are ill, you may not immediately consider the cause to be decreased fungitoxicity. Spores and mycotoxins pose health risks of mold illness in humans but that’s not always the case. A few extra comments on the side effects of toxic molds on humans:

  • Skin rashes: You may think that skin can only become inflamed by direct contact with toxic mold but this isn’t always the case. You can develop redness in your skin simply from inhaling the fumes of fungi.
  • Eye irritation: In springtime, red eyes, blurred vision and photophobia could be mistaken for an indication of allergies when the real cause is a symptom of toxic mold growing in your home or office.
  • Chronic tiredness: Enough sleep but still tired? Feeling down for several days in a row, even when you are getting adequate sleep, can and often is a sure symptom of exposure and ongoing infestation.
  • A sore throat: Do you experience a raw feeling when you swallow, or hoarseness when you speak? Both symptoms of exposure are indicative of the presence of mold. Spores can lodge in your throat and thus irritate the sensitive membranes within.
  • Shortness of breath: Breathing in mold spores can cause a wide range of respiratory difficulties. This is especially prevalent if you suffer from allergies. If exposure is continuous, you may develop asthma or may have asthma and not realize that attacks are being triggered by fungi.
  • A runny nose or sinuses: If you are constantly reaching for a tissue to ease your runny nose, it could be a strong symptom of exposure to fungus. Your runny nose could be triggered either by an allergy to fungi spores and fumes. Nose membranes can be easily irritated by the mycotoxins. In either case, you could misdiagnose yourself as having a light cold or seasonal allergy. If your runny nose persists, you should look into the possibility of toxic mold exposure.
  • Bleeding nose or caught: Although this symptom is rare, it does occur. Some patients are sensitive to certain allergens and those offending irritants can cause severe reactions. One of those could be nose bleeding caused your nose membranes being damaged by mycotoxins or spores. If this is happening to you, it could be due to toxic mold growing in near proximity.

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Attention to the risks of moldsImportant:
The symptoms of mold exposure are not distinctive and lack definitive indicators. Certainty requires professional inspection and such is recommended whenever in doubt. When sight and scent are insufficient, air and surface sampling are the one sure way to make sure if mold is the source of any symptom.

Do You Suffer from Symptoms of Mold Exposure?

Do you suffer from mold exposure

If you have one, several or all of the above-listed symptoms on a regular basis, it is highly advisable that you inspect your home for signs of a fungi infestation. You should track how and when your symptoms occur, worsen and disappear.

When leaving your abode in the morning, do you notice if you feel better during the day, being outside of your abode? This can be a clear indicator that something in your home is, in fact, causing your distress.

The same applies when you’re traveling or on a vacation. If you find yourself in better health then further inspection for the presence of toxic fungus in your property is a must. Your home shouldn’t make you sick and to locate, treat and remove the mold problem is the one and only solution.

Treatment of mold symptoms

How to Treat the Symptoms of Mold Exposure?

  • Leave the contaminated area as soon as possible. Moving forward with any treatment without removing yourself and your family away from the infested area is a no-no.
  • Get rid of all infested. Throw potentially infested possessions made out paper, clothing fabric, wood and etc.
  • Use binders. Binders include oat hulls, clay, wheat bran, charcoal, cholestyramine, cellulose, pectins and yeast cell walls or consult a professional for the right product for your specific circumstances.
  • The Shoemaker protocol resembles climbing a stairway. It is an off-label bile that lines-up agents to reduce the effects of mycotoxins in mold-infested properties. For some, the one step required would be to simply leave the infested environment behind. The number of steps depends on how advanced your illness is. It is an efficient solution for cholestyramine powder or prescribed Welchol.
  • Other solutions are Upgraded Coconut Charcoal and GI Detox. These products merge toxins in the abdominal tract. Combine those with Glutathione Force to help glutathione. It is a compound involved as a coenzyme in oxidation for patients with toxin-caused conditions.
  • Medical care is mandatory to prevent fungi and bacteria colonies from growing and spreading. The most susceptible areas of the human body are your sinuses, gastrointestinal tract, bladder and for ladies – genitalia. Examine yourself and take precautions to prevent excessive growth of candida. A mold-infested environment weakens your immune system thus allowing candida to thrive.
  • Intensify the detox abilities of your body.A few of the most effective supplements to boost detoxification after mold sickness are liposomal glutathione, boron, milk thistle, iodine, n-acetylcysteine, alpha lipoic acid, glycine, glutamine, taurine and of course fresh and healthy vegetables;Methylation support is crucial and requires optimal levels of B12 (methylcobalamin), B6 (methyl-folate), riboflavin, and minerals.
  • Use a quality air purifier. It is not a solution but it could reduce toxicity levels in the environment and thus reduce the symptoms to mold exposure.
  • Cut on foods that contain mycotoxins. These include corn, wheat, barley, peanuts, sugar cane (fungi love carbohydrates), rye, sorghum, cottonseed, hard cheeses, and alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer. A few more to name: oats, rice, tree nuts pistachios, brazil nuts, chiles, oilseeds, spices, black pepper, dried fruits, figs, coffee, cocoa, beans, and bread.
  • Keep the normal function of your intestines and prevent constipation. Use magnesium citrate, vitamin C, laxatives, purgatives or aperients.

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Attention to the risks of moldsImportant:
Constipation is a sole enemy of removing toxins out of  your body.

What is the treatment for exposure to toxic mold?

If caught on time, you could treat the symptoms and prevent illness.

  • Mold-free diets – paleo and grain-free diets show great results;
  • Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy or SCIT);
  • Anti-mold herbs and medications;
  • Saunas using infrared wavelengths;
  • IV nutrient & detoxification therapies;
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG): Immune Disorders Treatment.

Build a “safe” room. Equip it with proper filtration to minimize the risks of the presence of toxic fumes, spores or mold-induced allergens.

What are the Effects of Molds on Human Health?

Mold effects on human health fro mold

Exposure to toxic mold can be fatal but not all fungi are bad.

Before we further elaborate on the negative effects of toxic molds on human health, let’s begin by mentioning a few positive impacts:

  • Rhizopus is a type of fungus that releases fumaric acid. It is used to produce a type of local anesthetic for adults, known as cortisone;
  • Aspergillus flavus on the other hand, has been safely used in China for centuries in the making of cheeses and soy sauce;
  • Penicillium has led to the discovery of the antibiotic.

However, not all types of mold are as benevolent as the ones above.

Besides looking unsightly, any type of mold can become a major inconvenience once it enters your household or office.

If the infested area is not sterilized in time, the fungi will release numerous spores into the air. Once inhaled by humans, spores can trigger an allergic reaction. The signs of mold toxicity will vary depending on your age, the level of exposure, and your health condition.

Toxic mold is a source for microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC). Most lack odor but some are quite fusty. In the indoor environment, human exposure to fungal MVOC’s has been pointed as the cause of headaches, nasal irritation, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea. However, the evidence is insufficient, and other factors should also be taken into consideration.

Here is a chart to highlight the most common binders and sources associated with mycotoxins:

Mycotoxin: Associated Molds: Examples Binders: Potential Sources:
Aflatoxin Aspergillus flavus;
Aspergillus parasiticus;
Clays (bentonite, montmorillonite) Charcoals; Zeolites; Glucomannan; Diatomaceous earth; Milk, cheese, eggs, meat (contaminated feed), cereals, wheat, spices, tree nuts, peanuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, chilies, oilseeds, corn, spices, black pepper, dried fruit, figs, dried coconut
Ochratoxin Aspergillus albertensis;
Aspergillus alliaceus;
Aspergillus auficomus;
Aspergillus carbonadus;
Aspergillus niger;
Aspergillus ochraceus; Aspergillus sderotiorum; Aspergillus sulphurous; Aspergillus wentii;
Penicillium nordicum; Penicillium viridicatum;
Diatomaceous earth;
Cereals, wheat, corn, oats, coffee, dried fruit, wine, beer, cocoa, nuts, beans, peas, bread, rice, cheese, meats (contaminated feed, especially pork and poultry), dried and smoked fish, soybeans, garbanzo beans
Trichothecene Penicillium verrucosum; Cephalosporium; Fusarium; Myrothecium; Stachybotrys; Trichoderma; Tdchothecium; Verticimonosporium; Clays (bentonite; montmorillonite); Charcoals;
Zeolites; Glucomannan; Diatomaceous earth;
Grains, cereals, wheat, barley, oats, corn, rye, durum, soybeans, potatoes, sunflower seeds, peanuts, bananas

* This chart is a partial listing of fungi that may produce mycotoxins. Additional sources of mycotoxins or binders may not be present. Some of the binders listed are from veterinary literature. Mycotoxins are crucial for the manufacturing of animal products such as milk, eggs, and meat.

Symptoms of Toxic Mold Exposure – Conclusion and Takeaways:

The signs of mycotoxin exposure are various and often neglected. Many fail to recognize the symptoms of exposure to mold in humans until sickness arises. Mycotoxins cause serious damage to both your health and that of your beloved ones. To be well-aware and detox is how you can prevent the consequences of poisoning and illness in the first place. In case you have suspicions but you can’t see the signs – you should always seek professional help.

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R&R Welcomes New Publisher: Sarah Harding

She has over 20 years of publishing experience across multiple industries in manufacturing and construction.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Should you Paint over Mold?

If you have a mold issue on the walls of your home, it can be an unsightly view. The black and green spots don’t typically make for a beautiful home. Mold grows quickly so if your walls are wet, they may quickly become covered in it. Looking for a quick fix and wondering if you can paint over mold?

Painting over mold is one of the most common methods to hide mold. But that is the problem – you are only hiding the mold temporarily. Many people choose this solution because it is the quickest solution to hide the ugly signs of mold on their walls. Often, when people choose to paint over mold it is because of ignorance. They simply are not educated about the seriousness of mold in the home. However, it is all too common for landlords, propery managers and even some homeowners to paint over mold because it is the cheapest and fastest way to cover mold.

Painting over mold does not remediate the problem. The paint will not kill the mold, and it will only hide it for a short period of time.

Signs of Paint Over Mold

If you’ve chosen to paint over mold or if you suspect that your walls potentially have mold under the paint, you will likely see visible signs in affected areas. The entire wall may or may not be affected, but even a small amount of mold can be a serious problem. Here is what you may see:

  • The paint is bubbled, cracked or chipped.
  • White or light colored paint has turned yellow or taken on a yellow tinge (a sign of water damage)
  • The walls or ceilings are not entirely flat. They bubble and/or bow out which is another sign of water damage.

If you see signs of mold, you most likely have water damage on that wall that was not properly remediated in the past. If you suspect mold growth behind the paint in your home, you will need to determine the source of the leak and make plans to properly remediate it. Mold will not simply go away on its own, and it has a laundry list of serious health ailments that it can cause you and your family.

Paint over mold doesn’t permanently fix or hide the problem. If you suspect there is mold underneath your paint due to one of the signs mentioned above, do something about it now before the problem worsens.

Proper Remediation

You must properly get rid of mold before painting. There is no exception. Local hardware and paint stores sell mold killing or mold resistant paint. If you do your research, you will find that these claims oftentimes are not true. If you have mold on your walls, it must be properly removed prior to painting. Otherwise, the mold will keep growing and can actually eat through the paint. If the source of the water leak has not been determined, the mold problem can be exasperated. Surface mold is what you can visibly see, but most of the time, the problem is deeper into your walls.

If you suspect that there is mold growth underneath the paint on your walls or ceilings, you should hire a professional mold remediation company to start an official inspection. They will be able to do an assessment of your home and determine the extent of the mold damage as well as recommend repairs. Mold grows quickly (even under paint) so the extent of the remediation may be more than you think.

While there are sometimes that you can undertake mold remediation yourself, it is often best to hire a professional mold team simply because mold is sneaky and dangerous. If you aren’t properly trained, you could contaminate the rest of your home, make the problem worse or put you and your family at a serious health risk.

Legal Ramifications

If you are renting property and suspect that your landlord or property manager has chosen to paint over mold rather than properly remediate it, you have the right to ask for proper repairs. Your health is at stake.

If you are a landlord or property manager, always address mold concerns properly by seeking professional remediation. While it may seem tempting to simply paint over mold, you may find yourself in an expensive lawsuit should your tenants become ill from mold exposure that you knowingly covered up. It isn’t worth the trouble!


Mold is unsightly, and remediation can be expensive and take up a lot of time. It is because of these reasons that a lot of homeowners and property managers choose to paint over mold. But painting over mold is a bad idea for many reasons. Paint does not kill mold, and it will not stop the source of the mold. Mold will continue to grow under the paint, and you will see visible signs of mold again. The surface mold that you see on your walls or ceilings is likely only a small portion of the mold problem. The mold may be deep into your walls. Your best bet is to at least perform a professional mold inspection to ensure the mold is identified and the source of the leak is discovered. Once you know the extent of the damage and the leak (or source of moisture) has been repaired, you can assess your options for proper mold remediation.

Mold is a silent killer. It can affect your health and cause permanent damage, including death. From itchy skin and headaches to serious respiratory and mental issues, mold can quickly take its toll on your body. The very young and very old are even more susceptible. You often don’t even know that your health is being affected until the damage has been done. When it comes to mold in your home or property, take the proper steps to get rid of it. Do not choose to paint over mold.

Have you ever chosen to paint over mold? Have you ever seen evidence of mold under paint? We’d love to hear. Leave a comment below!


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Friday, November 24, 2017

Weekly Product Showcase November 24, 2017

Weekly Product Showcase November 24, 2017Stay up to date on the industry's newest products and services from these ISSA members. Take Advantage of This Mop The Advantex® single-use microfiber mop from Geerpres Inc. is designed... Read more

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Injury Tracking

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed delaying the electronic reporting compliance date of its latest injury and illness tracking ruling until December 15. The... Read more

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ACI Adds Four Executives to Board

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) appointed four executives to its board of directors during the institute’s meeting earlier this month in Washington, DC. The new board members... Read more

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Coach's Corner: Your Customer Service Policy | Team Building Pt. 9

There are a lot of companies out there becoming giants in their industries through offering impeccable customer service. Now, it's your turn!

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Henson Sales Group Expands Into Florida

The Henson Sales Group, Ltd. recently expanded its manufacturer representative agency into Florida. With the expansion, Henson Sales now operates in 13 states with a staff of 14 sales... Read more

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SMS Assist Recognized for Technological Innovation

SMS Assist Recognized for Technological InnovationSMS Assist, LLC has been named a recipient of tech-focused media firm Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire Award. Chicago Inno’s annual awards program recognizes the top 50 businesses in the... Read more

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Square Scrub Honors Top Sales Reps

Square Scrub recently announced the winners of its annual sales representative awards. Access Partners received Square Scrub’s 2017 Rep Group of the Year Award. Additionally, Square Scrub... Read more

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Vi-Jon Teams With Apex

Vi-John, Inc. has appointed Apex as its manufacturer representative firm. Per the terms of the agreement, Lemont, IL-based Apex will manage sales of Vi-Jon’s full product line in Illinois,... Read more

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Cintas Boosts Annual Dividend 21%

Cintas Boosts Annual Dividend 21%Cintas Corp. has increased the annual dividend on its common stock 21.8 percent to US$1.62 per share. The dividend is payable December 8 to Cintas shareholders of record at the close of business... Read more

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Diversey President Wins Four Stevie Awards

Diversey President Wins Four Stevie AwardsDr. Ilham Kadri, president and CEO of Diversey, recently received four Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. The 14th-annual awards program salutes female entrepreneurs and executives for... Read more

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Triple S Adds Atlanta MRO Supply

Triple S Adds Atlanta MRO SupplyTriple S has added Atlanta MRO Supply as a new member-dealer. Per the terms of the membership agreement, the Fairburn, GA -based Atlanta MRO Supply has the rights to market the... Read more

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Mitie Names Jo Davis HR Director

Mitie Names Jo Davis HR DirectorMitie Group Plc has appointed Jo Davis group human resources (HR) director. Davis joins Mitie from Itsu, where she served as group HR director. Prior to Itsu, Davis held a variety of... Read more

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