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Avoiding Mold in Your Home

Shutterstock Wondering if your home has a mold problem? You should. Mold can grow anywhere in a place where moisture is allowed to leak or accumulate. Whether the cause is a loaf of bread gone bad, or rain water dripping into your attic, the key to eliminating mold growth in your home is targeting the source. Mold... Continue Reading »

Who's Responsible for Mold in Your Apartment? (VIDEO)

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Imagine your own home making you sick. When mold -- and we mean more than that stuff growing on your month-old sandwich in the fridge -- starts taking over your apartment, it can cause serious health problems, such as nausea, fatigue, rashes, hemorrhaging and... Continue Reading »

Allergy-Proofing Your Home, Room by Room

By Vanessa Brunner For many allergy sufferers, summer means more than sunshine and flowers -- it's the thick of the inevitable hay fever season. Anyone who has allergies knows how uncomfortable this time of year can be and how important it is to have a safe place to retreat to. You can make your home clearer of seasonal... Continue Reading »

Mold: Where It Can Hide in Your House

Based on scary specimens spotted in refrigerators and deserted lunch bags, you may think of mold as soggy, dirty, disgusting and, above all, obvious. However, that element of the obvious isn't always present in household mold mysteries. The most pristine, well-kept home can have serious mold issues--infestations that... Continue Reading »

How to Keep Toxic Mold Out of Your House

Mold can appear in any home, even those of the rich and famous. Take former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, for example. She had to flee her home and live in a hotel for months last year after finding mold on the wall of her New York apartment. The mold was so toxic that it woke her 14-month-old son at night with nasty coughing... Continue Reading »

Home Inspection Red Flags for Buyers

After months of hunting, touring and haggling, you've finally found your perfect house. Like most buyers, you'll have it inspected. The home inspection is your chance to find out what's really going on under the hood before you commit to the purchase. Over the course of a few hours, the home inspector will probe every nook... Continue Reading »

Dealing With Mold in a Rental Apartment

Mold and Other Rental Nightmares Two months after Kim Johnson moved into her new rental apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, she started to have trouble breathing. She took herself to an allergist and discovered she was highly allergic to mold. Suspicious, Johnson started examining her apartment and discovered black mold on... Continue Reading »

Foreclosure Tips: Foreclosed Homes Need Close Inspection

With foreclosures at record highs, buying a foreclosed home might be a great deal, but the risk of getting a lemon also is greater. Home inspectors don't always catch all the flaws in foreclosed homes that have remained empty for months, if not a year or longer. Here are the top areas, from air conditioning to... Continue Reading »

Toxic Apartment Making You Sick? Call an Expert

There's cleaning and there's home detoxifying. If your body needs a good cleansing and detox every once in a while, why wouldn't your home? We recently examined some ways to spring clean your home with particular attention to overlooked germ spots, but detoxifying the home takes it to a whole new level. If you think this... Continue Reading »

Got Asthma? Maybe Blame Your Landlord

New York City is fighting asthma in a new way: by forcing 175 slumlords to clean up their act. The City Council is focusing on the worst landlord offenders. These are the slumlords who do not fix conditions such as mold, vermin, insect infestation, and garbage. All of these unsanitary conditions are contributing factors... Continue Reading »

Mold + Mildew: Cleaning and Prevention

Most of us have found ourselves ferociously scrubbing a pesky spot of recurring dirt in the corner bathtub before realizing, "Ew! That's mold!" Coming to terms with what you have found may be the biggest feat. Once you know, don't worry -- there are tricks to annihilate mold and mildew whether it's lurking on carpet, tiles... Continue Reading »

The 411 on Frozen Pipes

File "frozen pipes" under the "hassles that can make a giant mess in your apartment" category. What's a renter to do when Old Man Winter decides to wreak havoc on the pipes? Student renters at the University of Connecticut recently got an introduction when their pipes froze and flooded their apartments. Damage included... Continue Reading »

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