Category Archives: Prevent Mold
Mold has plagued people down through the ages, you can even read about how to properly handle mold in the Book of Leviticus in the Bible.
Because, unlike plants, mold (which is a fungus) does not make its own food, it depends on organic materials to sustain itself and grow. Continue reading
It’s never a good thing when a homeowner discovers condensation in their home. A little moisture on your windows or even your walls doesn’t seem like it could be too important, but condensation is a sign of Continue reading
You don’t have to be someone who suffers from asthma or other respiratory problems, you don’t have to be a certain age or a certain gender…you just have to be someone who breathes to be affected by the growth of mold Continue reading
If you have mold growing on your walls, don’t be tempted to “just paint over it” hoping that will get rid of the problem for you…it won’t. What seems like a good idea is really an effort in futility. Continue reading
Obviously the best way to fight mold is to prevent it from ever getting started and taking over. But that is sometimes easier said than done.
We can’t run and we can’t hide, mold spores are not only insidious, but they are everywhere and always with us. Continue reading
During the winter season we experience not only a chill, but also dampness in the air.
With the cold air outside and the warm air inside, with our homes closed up tighter, and our furnaces running, many of us are plagued by foggy windows or even worse, wet windows, better described as condensation. Continue reading
We’re all aware of the many air pollutants we can come into contact with when we are outdoors: smog, smoke, and carbon dioxide.
We’re also aware of the respiratory health issues they can cause us. So as a society we do everything we can to keep the air we breath as clean as possible.
Are we as cautious in our homes? Continue reading
Usually when we think of mold, we think “yuk”! We are usually thinking of ways to stop or get rid of mold.
But there are types of mold that are good, and some that are extremely important to us:
We use mold to create some types of cheeses like Brie, Gorgonzola or Blue cheese
It is used in brewing beer
We use is to make penicillin
Unless you are allergic to these things, the mold in them is perfectly safe.
Unfortunately, all molds are not created equal, and there are many that are harmful, especially when they grow undetected in your home or at your place of work Continue reading