Did you know that some molds can survive even in harsh conditions like those in the Antarctic? In fact, many molds can withstand refrigeration and chilly temperatures. The spores wait, dormant, until conditions are right to begin growing again. Spring weather often brings unpleasant surprises to homeowners, when mold appears on brickwork, patios, outdoor furniture
Mold and mildew are often mistaken for each other, but they are actually produced by different types of fungi although both reproduce from spores. They both grow in the same moist and warm environments, however, mildew is more often found in showers, on paper and fabrics, while mold is found more often in foods and
Mold is a form of fungi with around 100,000 different species. Most fungi, including molds, produce microscopic cells called “spores” that spread readily through the air. Airborne spores are easily inhaled and can be very hazardous to our health. Like seeds, live spores form colonies, and under the right conditions, they multiply rapidly. If not stopped completely, mold can take over an area very quickly.
The hurricane season is upon us. Heavy rains, damaging winds, high coastal waters, flooding — all can cause damage to your property, both indoors and outdoors. With that much water and humidity, you can bet mold will flourish. Mold is extremely hardy and can grow in temperatures between 40F and 100F. That means that after
During the summer months, kids and adults are in and out of the swimming pool constantly. Wet bodies land on outdoor furniture, constantly soaking the outdoor fabric of cushions and seating. Dampness and organic substances — those are two vital ingredients for the growth of mold — and the fibers of outdoor furniture and padding
When the inside temperature is warmer than the outdoor temperature, moisture condenses on windows. If you have your blinds closed, that moisture can transfer easily. Moisture, organic material (like wood, vinyl or cloth) and warmth are all the ingredients mold needs to get a foothold. If the blinds never dry out, they are a perfect