Mold in Focus: Several Species of Mold Can Pervade Homes

What’s that smell? Sometimes mold can present an odor in a home or business that becomes obvious to occupants. At other times, though, mold grows without notice. We see all kinds of mold in our remediation work and want to share some of our expertise with this Mold in Focus blog. Stachybotrys • Stachybotrys chartarum (a.k.a. […]

Posted 01/03/2019 by
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Crawlspace & Attic Mold Can Spread Unnoticed in a Home

We encounter mold in crawl spaces and attics quite often. Crawl spaces are often engineered or built incorrectly and, as a result, they do not breathe and remain damp, dank places. Also, attic decking become moldy when roofs leak. Mold growing in an attic or crawl space might be out of sight and out of […]

Posted 11/25/2018 by
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How to Clean Mold from A/C Vents: 7 Ways to Maintain Healthy Air in Your Home

Ever notice black spots or grime on and around the vents for your air conditioning? How do you clean that? Wait, put down the scrub brush! By yanking open moldy vent covers and scrubbing on them inside your home, you could be spewing mold spores everywhere. What are you to do? Stop procrastinating! Contact Green […]

Posted 10/03/2018 by
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Building Materials and Mold Contamination: a Word of Caution on Foam Insulation

In Texas and other Gulf Coast regions with hot climates, the importance of good quality insulation cannot be overstated. Insulation works hand in glove with a properly functioning HVAC system to keep a home cool. Just as we’ve previously cautioned that an improperly functioning and/or poorly installed HVAC system can lead to mold growth due […]

Posted 09/07/2018 by
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Serious Mold Requires a Professional Remediation Team with Proper Equipment

When it comes to major mold problems, you need to go well beyond do-it-yourself attempts. You need a team of licensed professionals. That’s us at Green Star Eco Services. There is an old saying that experts live and breathe their work. Well, if you have mold, then you might be literally breathing in spores from […]

Posted 08/20/2018 by
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Common Types of Mold Found in Houston and other regions of Texas

Ever noticed that some mold looks like black speckles and other mold looks like greenish water stains? It’s not that the mold is in a different stage of growth. The appearance of mold varies by species. Which do we see in homes and businesses when we come in to remediate? There is the notorious black […]

Posted 07/24/2018 by
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