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How to Eliminate Mold in Washing Machine

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Washing machines are seemingly always running within your home, as load after load gets put into the machine to rid it of dirt, grime, and odors that have collected on the materials. Although the exact number of laundry loads each household cleans each week is unknown, you can guess it would be about or nearly the same as your household. Sometimes it can be 3 loads a week or even 4 or 5, just depending on the conditions in the home and how many people you have residing in this indoor environment. The more and more loads that get placed and washed in your washing machine, the higher the susceptibility is that odors and other moisture issues like mold will begin to occur in your washing machine, particularly in a new, popular front load washer.In this article, we are going to discuss the difference between top load washers and front load washers, and what makes front load washers more susceptible to mold growth and odors within the rubber gasket of the machine.Front Load vs Top Load Was…

Black Mold vs Mold

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Mold is a fast-growing, potentially dangerous fungi that is commonly found cultivating in indoor environments including in the home. Household molds are plentiful, with many different forms of species that can be possible intruders within a home, that will grow rapidly and aggressively throughout the enclosed environment. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), stated that the actual number of mold species has not been identified but it has been estimated that this number ranges from anywhere to tens of thousands to even three hundred thousand or more mold species found in the world. Mold, in general, thrives and grows in indoor environments where the conditions include warm, damp, and humid settings that promote mold growth in this environment.Household molds can range in severity and overall harm to your environment as well as the health of those constantly exposed to this mold in their indoor environment. When it comes to dangerous species of household mol…

How to Get Rid of Spray Paint Smell

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The home renovations have commenced, and you have finally begun to make the necessary improvements that you have been eager to make to your house. It could be a change to your flooring, new wood cabinets in your kitchen, or even a fresh coat of paint to your tv stand, walls, or even your front door. Along with these changes not only comes a new fresh look to your home but also an altering to your home’s air quality due to the potentially high levels of chemicals that can be emitted from these minor changes made inside the indoor environment.Paint is a renovation item that can drastically compromise the indoor environment and taint the quality of the air when applied within this confined space. While there are a variety of low-VOC and low-odor paints available for consumer use in today’s market, these paints still pose a great risk to indoor air quality and public health of those exposed to these paint fumes.In this article we are going to discuss the hazards that spray paint provides …

Why Does My House Get So Dusty?

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The dust is piling up, and you have finally hit your breaking point, the unexplainable answer plagues your mind, “why does my house get so dusty?”. You have recently gotten into the habit of cleaning almost each and every day, including dusting and vacuuming, which you had hoped would alleviate the growing dust issue brewing under your roof. However, to no prevail, the dust reemerges and steadfast on the shelving and floors of your home.Dust can be an allergy-sufferers worst nightmare, and when it is present in high levels in your home, it can trigger a bout of allergy symptoms in those individuals. Along with the effects to allergy-sufferers, dust can also significantly taint the quality of your indoor air, and this can conversely affect the health of all occupants within the home.In this article, we are going to discuss the causes behind excessive dust in a home and how you can adequately remove dust from the air of your home, for good.Why Is There So Much Dust in My House?Did you k…

Why Does My Fridge Smell?

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After a long hour of two of grocery shopping you come home only to find that before you stock pile your refrigerator with groceries again, there is some attention that is needed, particularly with the odors swirling inside of this appliance. When we regularly clean our house every week or two, there are certain areas that we make sure that we clean-up such as flooring, surfaces, bedrooms, and bathrooms, which are all important areas of the home to clean regularly. However, certain areas and spaces in the home will be forgotten when cleaning such as your refrigerator.Fridges are an item in the home that sees a lot of action, with constant use and replenishing, the refrigerator will collect an array of food and beverages within this space that can create and emit a strong odor inside the appliance over time due to improper cleaning. Shelving, storage compartments, door handles, and even freezers can collect food odors, liquid odors, and debris on the surfaces that will contribute to an …

Understanding a Formaldehyde Allergy to Toxic Clothing

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The moment that your body touches the fabric of the new clothing that you just purchased yesterday it sparks a reaction on the surface of your skin that can produce a red rash and a horrible bout of itching. Why is your body having this severe of a reaction to the material of your new outfit? If you are someone that commonly experiences this type of reaction to new clothing that you place on your body this could be a huge indicator of a potential allergy at play, but to what?Chemicals are present in almost every item that we come into contact with, such as flooring, paint, cleaning products, furniture, and even new clothing that you purchase. This may come as a surprise, but the brutal reality is that clothing is one of the most chemical filled items that we come into contact with daily. From dyes, to phthalates, to flame retardants, and even formaldehyde, the list of chemicals found in manufactured clothing could be in the 1,000’s. This large list of chemicals that are found in cloth…

Are New Carpet Fumes Harmful?

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You’ve put it off for way too long, and now is finally the time that you need to replace that horrible flooring in your home. Whether it is worn out, has unpleasant odors trapped in the material, or even if you are looking to change the aesthetic of your home, new flooring will be your go -to option. The decision, however, will be a difficult one due to the numerous types of flooring available, but when it comes down to selecting a flooring there is something else you will want to consider ahead of the actual look of the flooring in your home – the hazards that the flooring contains and releases into your personal indoor environment.The installation of new carpeting inside your home will leave the room with a new sleek look, as well as a strong putrid odor that is produced into the air from this newly added flooring. Flooring in general is a challenging item to select for inside your home, with numerous different types, styles, and material that are used that can all bring with them d…