When it comes to spring cleaning, television actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a self-proclaimed fanatic. “Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a bit of a micro-manager when it comes to housekeeping,” says the “Modern Family” star. “I’m obsessed with cleaning my home and my trailer on the set of “Modern Family”, so when I learned from […]
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Molds are fungi that exist almost everywhere in the outdoors – and inside, they’re a common component of household dust. But mold can become a nightmare when there’s a large amount and it’s busily forming colonies in your home. Like any pollens, dust and other airborne allergens, mold can cause a host of reactions in […]
Clean up any leaks or spills right away. If moisture is removed within 24-48 hours of appearing, mold is unlikely to grow. Check your roof and repair or replace it immediately if you detect a leak; also repair any cracks or openings in your siding, and make sure your rain gutters are clear of […]
If you’ve got allergies or asthma, mold in the home is bad news. Fortunately, Allergic Living’s handy how-to guide will spare you from the spores. It’s the houseguest you never want – and one of the toughest to send packing. Especially in damp climates, indoor mold is one of the most common and stubborn problems […]
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Don’t be fooled by cool containers, fresh scents and disinfecting muscle. Here’s how to clean – without polluting your air. For many people with allergies and asthma, regular cleaning can help keep symptoms at bay; and there’s nothing quite like giving your home a thorough once-over. But depending on what products you use, that sheen […]