Mold spores are everywhere, particularly outdoors. In humid climates, those spores find purchase on brick, concrete, cement, slate and even on composite decking materials. They feed on dust and organic particles hidden in the crevices of the stone. Then they begin to break down the stone itself —a process that can eventually require extensive repairs
Because mold and the mycotoxins they produce can cause so many health problems, more and more mold resistant building materials are appearing on the market. Mold Resistant Woods — have been treated with anti-mold chemical. Incidentally, these products also tend to keep termites away. Mold Resistant Insulation — has been treated with a fungicide that
Asthma is a serious lung disease that can affect young and old alike. During an asthma attack, the airways narrow making breathing difficult. Symptoms of an asthma attack include wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. About 17 million Americans suffer from asthma and is the leading cause of long-term illness in children. Asthma may be
Mold in schools, churches, correctional facilities, locker rooms, large businesses with high traffic areas — all these locations and more are prone to mold and mildew problems. Lots of people means lots of moisture being tracked in, along with plenty of mold spores. Warm indoor environments are the perfect breeding grounds for mold and mildew.
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. The spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin to grow and digest whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive
The holidays are a time of celebration, but they are also a time for spills during parties and family get-togethers. Coffee, wine, milk, food and other biological agents find their way onto carpets all over the world. In addition, the excitement and too many treats may have a deleterious effect on your pets, who may