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Types of mold that can occur in a home

Types of MouldOutdoors, molds play an important role in nature, helping break down and recycle dead organic matter, such as fallen trees. When they come indoors, however, problems may come with them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), types of mold most commonly found inside include Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Alternaria. Stachybotrys chartarum, or black mold, is a bit less common but far from rare. Here’s a bit about each of these fungi:

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The Correlation Between Carpet and Indoor Air Quality

cat on carpetDespite its svelte appearance, carpet frequently bears bacteria, dust, allergens, and other perilous toxins that affect indoor air quality and could potentially make you sick.
It’s luxurious, it’s convenient, and it’s affordable. But if you’ve found yourself suffering from asthma or allergy related health problems as of lately – your carpet could be to blame. You spend countless hours vacuuming, swapping out air filters, and striving to keep allergens at bay, but your prudent efforts seem to be in vain. Chances are, when you wake up and make the trek across your house or apartment each morning, you don’t think twice about what’s hiding beneath the carpet. The reality is that many are unaware of the significant role carpet plays in determining the quality of indoor air, and ultimately lack knowledge of how to properly clean and maintain their carpet.

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