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Environmental Resources

At Mold Busters, we always give our best to improve our knowledge and expertise in environmental field of science and human society. We also think that sharing this knowledge worldwide is very important in order to make people aware of what are possible threats to our environment, as well as how to prevent or resolve them.

About Mold

The key to keeping mold from growing in residential and commercial buildings is awareness. The more you know about mold, the better you’ll be able to prevent it from becoming a costly problem—not just financially, but also health-wise.

What is Mold?

All about mold: what does mold look like and how does mold look & smell like.

Mold or Mould?

If you’ve ever done an online search for mold, you’ve probably noticed two different ways to spell it: mold and mould.

Mold vs Yeast

Not sure if you have mold or yeast? Check out this guide to learn the differences between the two!

Mold smell

Musty and moldy odor is first sign of hidden mold problem.

Mold vs Efflorescence

Efflorescence and mold can both cause damage to your home. But how can you tell the difference?

Where to Look for Mold?

Most common household places where you can spot mold.

Mold in Air Conditioners

AC units represent a particularly risky place for mold to grow, since they push air through the house.

Mold in Air Vents

There are many behind-the-scenes issues that could lead to mold in your air vents.

Mold in Apartment

Not only does mold develop in houses but it also develops in apartments.

Mold in Carpet

This guide will teach you how to remove black mold in carpet and prevent it from coming back.

Mold in Closet

Closets are dark, relatively warm environments that mold likes.

Mold in Dishwasher

What causes mold in your dishwasher and how to remove and prevent mold growth inside and outside of your dishwasher.

Mold in Front-Loading Washing Machine

Learn how to prevent mold in the front-loading washing machine.

Mold in Garage

How to prevent and get rid of mold garage.

Mold in Shower

In this article, we will look at mold in showers in-depth to show you how to identify and safely remove mold in your shower.

Mold in Toilet

Causes of mold in toilet and is it dangerous.

Mold in Workplace

Mold in the workplace is a significant cause of these symptoms and, if left unremedied, could lead to serious health issues.

Mold in Water

Can mold grow in water sources? This is the question we are going to answer in this article.

Mold on Concrete

To know if you have mold growth on your concrete, you can first see what the “growth” looks like.

Mold on Clothes

Get rid of mold and unpleasant odours from clothes for good.

Mold on Food

Learn what happens if you eat moldy food and how to prevent mold on food.

Mold on Popcorn Ceilings

Learn why you should take care of mold on popcorn ceilings with huge precautions.

Mold on Soil

Mold on soil usually has a white woolly or snowdrifts appearance.

Causes of mold

What conditions cause the mold growth in your house or building.

Health effects of mold

Risk, symptoms, dangers and all health effects caused by mold.

Allergy to Mold

It’s imperative then that you recognize and address mold allergies for exactly what they are.

Blastomyces Dermatitidis

Blastomyces dermatitidis happens to be a dimorphic mold that affects mainly humans and dogs.


Mucormycosis is a rare infection caused by the fungi of the order Mucorales.

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew, also known as white mold, is a fungal disease that can affect a number of plants.

Types of mold

Detailed information about all possible mold types that exist.

Black mold

What is black mold with real case pictures from different places.

White mold

What is white mold, is it dangerous and how to get rid of it.

Green mold

What is green mold, is it harmful and how to remove it.

Orange mold

What is orange mold? What are the risks of exposure to orange mold and how to remove it?

Yellow mold

Yellow mold is a type of fungus that feeds on a mobination of moisture, oxygen and organic matter.

Brown mold

How is brown mold different from other molds? Is it safer or more hazardous than other molds?

Pink mold

Pink mold is not actually a “mold,” but a bacterial growth commonly found in damp areas of the home like the bathroom and kitchen.

Dry rot

Dry rot is a common synonym for wood decay, but the term actually refers to a wide variety of fungi, all of which share a common characteristic–their love of wood.

Hyphal fragments

Fungal spores, hyphae, and hyphal fragments can be frequently found in indoor environments, especially water-damaged buildings.

Deuteromycetes / Fungi Imperfecti

Deuteromycetes, also known as Fungi Imperfecti, are an artificial (non-phyletic) group of fungal species which only reproduce asexually.

What kills mold?

Effective DIY & commercial solutions for mold removal.

Mold stats & facts

Statistical data about toxic mold presence in homes.

Ultimate Guide About Mold Prevention

People tend to take mold seriously only when it’s past the point of prevention — when they begin experiencing symptoms of mold exposure or when the growth has already spread to their walls and structural components.

The Ultimate Guide is an easy-to-follow guide for beginners that explains what mold is and what causes it to grow so that you can better understand how you can prevent mold and mildew from invading your home.

Prevent mold in house

List of all possible tips and tricks you should implement in your home to do proper mold prevention.

Prevent mold in bathroom

Because of humidity, bathroom is the heaven for mold growth. Therefore, it is very important to take necessary precautions to prevent mold there.

Prevent mold in bedroom

Mold in bedroom could be a serious problem, because we spend most of our time in bedrooms while sleeping.

Prevent mold in kitchen

Mold in kitchen loves wet corners. Learn how to prevent any possible sign of kitchen mold.

Prevent mold in basement

Mold in basement tend to be very toxic. Therefore, it is important not to forget about this part of home when it comes to mold prevention.

About Air Quality

Air pollution is not a good thing. Many people are well aware of this, but they often worry about the effects of outdoor air pollution and give little thought to poor indoor air quality. This is problematic given that Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors.

At Mold Busters, we share valuable information on how to maintain and improve the air quality inside your home. Not all of it has to do with mold, either. In fact, there are several indoor air quality pollutants besides mold, including radon and VOCs.

What is air quality?

Introduction to importance of air quality and what causes poor indoor air quality.

Indoor air quality

Everything you should know about indoor air quality.

Air quality pollutants

What are common air quality pollutants?


Radon as Indoor Air Pollutant: Should You Be Concerned?

Controlling IAQ

How to properly control indoor air quality.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

What are volatile organic compouds (VOCs)?

About Asbestos

Everything about hidden silent killers within the walls of our houses in Canada. Educate yourself about asbestos and how to tackle the potential issue safely for your health.

Canada asbestos guide

Ultimate guide about asbestos and how does asbestos look.

Types of Asbestos

All 6 different types of asbestos materials revealed.

Chrysotile Asbestos

Chrysotile asbestos, also known as “white asbestos”, is a type of asbestos made up of fibres that have a curly or serpentine shape.

Amosite Asbestos

Amosite asbestos, also known as “brown asbestos” and grunerite, is a type of amphibole asbestos.

Anthophyllite Asbestos

Anthophyllite asbestos belongs to the amphibole class of asbestos minerals.

Asbestos in drywall

What is asbestos in drywall and how to identify it properly.

Asbestos in popcorn ceilings

Learn what you should do if you have asbestos in popcorn ceilings.

Asbestos in tiles

The tiles in your home most likely to contain asbestos are ceiling and flooring tiles.

About Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is technology that can help you identify various problems around and inside your home. We have dedicated several topics that will explain you everything about thermal imaging and how it can help you too.

What is thermal imaging?

Learn how thermal imaging works and how it can help you to secure your home.

How infrared cameras work?

Take full advantage of infrared technology by learning how it works

Detecting electrical hazards with infrared cameras

Infrared surveys can help you identify all possible electrical issues in your home.

Detecting heat loss with infrared cameras

Infrared energy audit can help you make your home more energy-efficient.

Detecting water damage with infrared cameras

Detect leaks and moisture with infrared cameras.


We’ve invested a lot of time and efforts into innovations. The result is ongoing downloads section with free tools and resource you can use for education and entertainment.

Mold inspection App

Detect Mold with this FREE Inspection App.

E-book It’s Not Mold Until It’s Tested

Download Mold Busters e-books now and learn all about mold.

Mold wallpapers

Mold Busters game – Kill mold spores before they take over your screen.


Residential Mold Removal Guidelines

Residential mold removal guidelines for indoor environmental professionals.

Residential Mold Removal Course

Residential mold removal course will teach you all of current mold inspection, testing and remediation procedures.

Online Courses

By enrolling in our How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality web course, you’ll have the information you need to keep a healthy home, free of asbestos, radon, mold spores and other indoor air pollutants.

If you don’t find the information you’re looking for on any of our online resources, please reach out to our mold removal experts in Ottawa and Montreal. We will respond to all of your inquiries or concerns promptly.

Published: February 17, 2014 Updated: July 20, 2023

John Ward

Written by:

Account Executive
Mold Busters

Fact checked by:

Mold Busters

Michael Golubev