ALICE DAHLGREN | Mold in your HOME

Concerned about mold in your home? How to search and what to do if you find mold.

Watch the video to learn what you can do to diagnose and remedy this feared issue.

Alice's recipe for her latest deliciousness, "Red Wine Dijon Vinaigrette" appears just below. 

You'll find the video transcription available below the recipe.


Alice's Red Wine Dijon Vinaigrette

Too hot to cook!  Try adding this salad dressing to your favorite tossed salad. You can always add a piece of protein, feta, etc.

—Alice

 

Directions

All you need is a bowl and a whisk.

Watermelon is great with this dressing, too.

Ingredients

½ t Dijon mustard
1 C red wine vinegar
3 C olive oil
2 t dry oregano
2 t dry basil
1 T smashed garlic
1 t salt
1 t pepper


Full transcript

ALICE DAHLGREN – Mold in your home

We have all heard or read scary mold stories. Please understand not all mold is bad, though.

But if you’ve noticed any mold in your home, it’s always good to get to the bottom of things right away.

Mold relies on moisture, so the first thing to do is to find out where the moisture is coming from. 

Eliminate that source so the area will dry. 

Kim and I always say---check out your heat and air systems at least twice a year, check the hot water closet, and for sure check the exterior drainage. 

Remember---never allow the down spouts on your guttering to discharge next to the foundation of your home.

Water should be discharged at least a foot away from the house. 

Also check the roof for leaks. 

If you find mold, is it a problem?

To know for sure ask an environmental inspection company to assess it for you. 

They will take samples of the material and air back to their labs to test for what type of mold it is. 

Regardless, it IS treatable so don’t collapse if you are told it is the unhealthy kind. 

Use a reputable company to remediate the mold and have them provide records so when you sell your home you will have the appropriate documents to provide to a buyer.