Tag: mold

  • Avoiding Mold in Your Home

    Avoiding Mold in Your Home

    Wondering if your home has a mold problem? You should. Continue Reading

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

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

    Finding mold in your apartment is frustrating and potentially hazardous to your health. So if you discover a mold problem, who should take care of it? Continue Reading

  • Allergy-Proofing Your Home, Room by Room

    Feeling Sniffly? Allergy-Proof 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... Continue Reading

  • Mold: Where It Can Hide in Your House

    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... Continue Reading

  • How to Keep Toxic Mold Out of Your House

    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... Continue Reading

  • Home Inspection Red Flags for Buyers

    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... Continue Reading

  • Dealing With Mold in a Rental Apartment

    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... Continue Reading

  • Foreclosure Tips: Foreclosed Homes Need Close Inspection

    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... Continue Reading

  • Toxic Apartment Making You Sick? Call an Expert

    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... Continue Reading

  • Got Asthma? Maybe Blame Your Landlord

    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... Continue Reading

  • Mold + Mildew: Cleaning and Prevention

    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... Continue Reading

  • The 411 on Frozen Pipes

    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... Continue Reading