How do you clean a washing machine affected by toxic mold?
Smells in washing machines are typically due to toxic mold in NH growing in the tub. New front load washing machines are especially prone because they are completely sealed, and when the door closes, there is no ventilation and therefore no ability for the tub to completely dry out. This is a perfect environment for mold growth. Around 2005 there was a class-action lawsuit against Maytag alleging odor, mold and mildew. The lawsuit was settled by paying money to each of the class participants but the problem was never fully resolved. The mold which was very noticeable on the rubber ring of the Maytag Neptune became abated by changing the color and composition of the rubber.
Benefits of Air Purifiers
No matter how often or thoroughly you clean the surfaces in your home, you can never be completely, 100% clean without using an air purifier. That’s not to say that cleaning the surfaces doesn’t help, it certainly does. But particles like dust, mold, and other contaminants remain in the air. Bringing an air purifier into […]
Toys ‘R’ Us Recalls 6,000 Clay Craft Kits Over Mold Risk
Toys “R” Us recalled about 6,000 “totally me!” clay craft kits after mold appeared in the clay, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said. There have been three reports of mold in clay and no reported injuries. Consumers should stop using the clay craft kits immediately and return them to any Toys “R” Us or […]
Mold Exposure and its Hidden Dangers
Though many people think their homes and workspaces are safe from mold, it is hard to avoid, unless you invest in mold testing. Not to mention it is hazardous and can leave a lasting impact on you or your loved ones’ health. Dr. Gary Kaplan explained just how critical it is to ensure you are […]
A Moldy Home, a Flu-Like Illness and the Deaths of Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack
On December 9, 2009, actress Brittany Murphy died of a lung infection, which turned out to be Staphylococcus aureus, a very common bacteria that a healthy system should be able to keep in check. The cause of death was stated by the coroner to have been pneumonia, with secondary factors of anemia and multiple drug […]
Top 3 Reasons Your Crawl Space Has Mold
WHY DOES MY CRAWLSPACE HAVE MOLD? Crawl spaces are the ideal environment for toxic mold in NH to thrive. Most crawl spaces are dark, dirty, and humid. Bugs like to live in these areas since the outside air in the summer (and in the winter if you neglect to close your vents) enters, which can […]