Warm, damp places with plenty of organic material to feed on are ideal conditions for mold to grow.

Basements, by definition, tend to be a little damp, simply because they are below ground.  However, there are some things you can do to prevent mold growth.

First, control the humidity level in the basement. Humidity levels over 45% offer mold ideal conditions in which to grow. To maintain a level of 45% of lower, use a good dehumidifier.

Second, think smart storage. The best way to prevent mold growth is to allow air to circulate and dry any condensation or moisture. The first step is to eliminate clutter. Yep, it is time to grow through all that stuff. Weed it out, throw it out, donate it, use it up!

Remove clothing, paper and furnishings to some other storage area in your home. Fabrics and paper are two of molds favorite food sources, so eliminate the temptation.

Then move your storage shelves, cabinets, etc. a couple inches out from the wall so air can circulate behind your storage solutions.

Third, check your basement for water leaks frequently. Have leaks repaired immediately and then make sure your basement is clean and dry after the leak.

Last, apply a light coating of Mold Off® to any surface you think might be attacked by mold. Do not wipe off, but let it sit. Mold Off® helps prevent the growth of mold and is safe of nearly every surface including wood, metal, stone, fabrics, paint and more.

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I wanted to write you about your products. I purchased the Devour Plus to see if it would get rid of the odor from my cats spraying on the wall and carpet. I think I have probably tried every similar type product from the pet stores with little success. They seemed to work for maybe a day, but then them odor came back. It has been about a week since I used Devour Plus, and the odor IS GONE. I just wish I had found this product before I wasted all my time and money on the others. I also tried putting a little in the wash with towels or clothes they had also marked on. Again the odor was removed. My regards to the Mold Off® as well – it worked great removing the mold that was around the underside perimeter of my hot tub cover. Thanks for making products that actually DO what they say they will do.

- Larry Varley