Tag Archives: Mold Prevention
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
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
Most people realize that mold is a living, growing organism, so when they see it growing in their home, the first thing they think about is killing it.
Just the idea of mold growing in our homes makes us shudder, but what’s even worse than the idea of it is the knowledge that too much exposure to mold spores can adversely affect our health, especially the health of infants, the elderly and those who have respiratory problems. 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
Certainly mold growth in your home is very undesirable, but there really isn’t any reason to be afraid of it, unless you don’t have it properly taken care of.
Mold is sneaky, it can start growing in places you can’t see and remain undetected for a long time. The important thing is that when it is discovered that the situation is taken care of quickly, correctly and permanently. Continue reading