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Is that musty smell in my house unhealthy?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 25, 2020 2:24:00 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality, mold, Smell, HVAC

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Will I get sick from a musty smell in my house?  It depends on what's causing the smell.

Most musty smells come from household mold, which grows in dark places with little ventilation and high humidity.  That's why houses that have been shut up for a long time end up smelling musty.

The mold you can smell is harmless in most cases, but if it's particularly strong, it's a good idea to get it tested by an HVAC professional.  The Geiler Company can help.

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Does Humidity Cause Mold In A House?

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 16, 2019 9:09:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality, Allergy Symptoms, mold

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Mold can eat or digest any surface it’s growing on; this can lead to damage to your house or any furnishings in your house. Humidity and dampness in the air of your home can generate an environment that promotes mold growth. According to the EPA, indoor relative humidity (RH), should be kept under 60%, ideally between 30-50%. This will keep your house from being an environment that is friendly to mold because it is not humid enough for their growth. Having functioning, effective humidifier and dehumidifier units in your house will hinder mold growth.

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4 ways to prevent mold in your home

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 5, 2018 10:39:14 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in mold

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Nobody likes mold.  It's bad enough when it's on your bread, but it's worse if it's in your walls or carpet.  Once it gets a foothold, it's hard to get rid of.  Mold can even cause health problems for those with allergies or respiratory issues.

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