How to Prevent and Protect Against Mold

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How to Prevent and Protect Against Mold

Mold PreventionYou may notice some funny, unfamiliar smells in your home and not realize how dangerous they can be to your health. This more than likely is mold and mildew. These agents can weaken the integrity of your home and ruin your family's health. You can protect your house and family from these dangerous invaders with some simple tips.

Where Mold and Mildew Creep In

Mildew loves to grow in places like closets, dresser drawers, and of course basements. These locations can create the ideal environment for mildew growth with the right temperature and any amount of moisture. Keep the[..]Read More

The Dangers of Mold in the Home

Mold HomeMold is the common name given to a certain class of fungi that grow on anything from trees forests to homes. It thrives in warm, dark, and damp places. Therefore, the walls of your home can be a perfect home for mold if liquid has gotten inside. Mold reproduces by ejecting spores out into the air. When these spores come into contact with a suitably damp environment, they grow into mold and repeat the process. The spores also go out into the air and can even grow within air conditioning vents. A person will then breathe the spores into his or her lungs. The lungs provide the spore with the perfect environment in[..]Read More

What Kind of Damage Can Mold Cause in My Home?

Mold is a type of microscopic organism that can occur both inside and outside of your home. Mold needs a source of food to grow and thrive and will feed off of different organic materials, including wood, dirt, leaves, paper and moisture. It digests these materials as it feeds and this leads to the destruction of whatever it is growing on. Mold can occur in a variety of colors, such as green, brown, gray, white and black, making it quite noticeable.

As long as the conditions are right, meaning sufficient organic material and moisture, mold will flourish. Homes in Florida are particularly susceptible to mold problems due to the high humidity levels in the air. Major weather systems and flooding similarly contribute to moisture levels, increasing the possibility of mold[..]Read More

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