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Environmental Knowledge Base

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.

Where to look for mold?

Most common household places where you can spot mold.

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.

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?

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.

Mold smell

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

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.

Mold Library

Start learning about mold by first becoming familiar with the terminology. Dive into our comprehensive mold library, where you’ll learn names of the various mold types and what their characteristics are.

Welcome to our largest database of the most common species of mold found indoors — what they look like, where they grow and how hazardous they are to human health. Access to the mold library is FREE and extremely valuable.

Absidia

Absidia is definitely a mold to look out for, as it combines two properties that make it a serious threat to humans – it grows indoors and is a human pathogen.

Acremonium

Acremonium is a group of molds that can frequently be found indoors and several of its species are known human pathogens.

Alternaria

With about 50 known species, Alternaria molds are extremely common and widespread.

Aspergillus Carbonarius

Similar to Aspergillus niger in many ways, Aspergillus carbonarius is most commonly associated with its ability to produce the mycotoxin ochratoxin.

Ascospores

Spores like the Ascospores, a fungus classified as the ascomycetes, is quite a common indoor mold, which is found more often in the damp and humid substances.

Aspergillus Clavatus

Aspergillus clavatus is a species of mold that is widespread and frequently found growing in soil and animal manure.

Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus flavus is the second most common species (other than A. fumigatus) to be identified in human infection.

Aspergillus fumigatus

Aspergillus Fumigatus Aspergillus is a type of a fungus that can cause diseases in human beings.

Aspergillus Ochraceus

Aspergillus ochraceus is a species of mold that is frequently found in grains, soil, and salted food products.

Aspergillus sydowii

Aspergillus sydowii is a species of mold that is typically found in soil.

Aspergillus versicolor

Aspergillus versicolor is commonly found in soil, hay, cotton, and dairy products.

Aspergillus Niger

The filamentous fungus Aspergillus Niger is a type of mold and the most common fungus in the Aspergillus family.

Aureobasidium

One of the most common problems in countless households all over the world is mold, and it can be the cause of frustration and possible health risks.

Basidiospores

Basidiospores is a reproductive spore produced by Basidiomycete.

Bipolaris

Bipolaris is a plant parasite that can be found in plant debris, soil, and a variety of other materials.

Botrytis

Botrytis has about 30 species that have been scientifically identified.

Chaetomium

Chaetomium is highly destructive and can cause infections in humans.

Cladosporium

What is Cladosporium mold and what are health effects to Cladosporium exposure.

Cryptococcus

Cryptococcus is a fungus which causes cryptococcosis, especially in individuals with suppressed immune systems.

Curvularia

Curvularia is a genus of fungi that mostly consists of plant pathogens, although several of its species can be harmful to humans as well.

Epicoccum

Epicoccum can colonize an extremely wide variety of substrates.

Eurotium

Eurotium is a genus that comprises the teleomorph forms of several Aspergillus species, notably the Aspergillus glaucus group.

Fusarium

Fusarium comprises over 70 species worldwide. It grows in soil, plants, and grains.

Geotrichum

Geotrichum is a common fungus found worldwide. It grows on fruits, milk products, cereals, soil, air and plants.

Ganoderma

Ganoderma is a fungus with herbal value, sometimes referred to as Mannentake, Reishi, or Lingzhi.

Memnoniela

Memnoniella, a close relative of the infamous Stachybotrys molds, is a mold that commonly develops on water damaged construction material.

Mucor

What is mucor and where to find it? What is mucor infection and how does it cause pneumonia?

Myxomycetes

The Myxomycetes, or slime molds, are a group free living amoeboid protists with complicated life cycles.

Paecilomyces

Paecilomyces as a genus of saprotrophic fungi that is widespread in soil and decaying plant matter.

Penicillium

With over 200 species, the Penicillium genus is one of the most common fungi found worldwide.

Penicillium Chrysogenum

P. chrysogenum can most often be found in indoor environments, particularly in those with high humidity, dampness, or previous water damage.

Phoma

Phoma is a genus of fungal organisms that is widespread throughout the world – its species are commonly found in soil, organic matter, plants and also in aquatic environments.

Poria Incrassata

Poria Incrassata is a mold that eats houses and other structures made from wood.

Smuts

Smuts are characterized by the formation of dark, thick-walled spores called teliospores.

Serpula lacrymans

Serpula lacrymans is a species of mold that is well known for causing dry rot of wood in many buildings.

Stachybotrys

Stachybotrys is one of the most common and recognizable species of mold found in indoor environments.

Trichoderma

Trichoderma colonies are typically white in colour with blue-green tufts and a wool-like texture.

Trichophyton

What are most known Trichophyton species and how to identify and treat Trichophyton properly?

Ulocladium

Ulocladium is one example of a pathogenic fungus that exhibits saprophytic characteristics.

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, asbestos 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?

Controlling IAQ

How to properly control indoor air quality.

About Asbestos

Everything about hidden silent killer within 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.

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.

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.

Downloads

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.

Asbestos inspection App

Detect Asbestos presence with this FREE Inspection App.

Mold games

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

Mold e-books

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.

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.