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Myths about Mold

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Myth #1: Mold only grows om paper, wood, and other organic material

  • The truth of the matter is, mold will grow on just about any surface. Glass, fiberglass, and steel are no exception.
  • Mold spores are always in the air, and as long as there is moisture and particulate matter such as dust, mold can grow.
  • The only effective way to control mold is to control the moisture
  • Try installing dehumidifiers and fans in basements and kitchens,

Myth #2: Water intrusion is inevitable

  • Being aware of any leaks around your house, like bathroom faucets, showers and toilets can easily help prevent water intrusion.
  • Homeowners are urged to stay alert for signs of mold, including dampness, odors, discoloration, peeling paint, condensation, and mold outbreaks.
  • Be on the lookout for slightly furry, discolored, or slimy patches that grow over time.

Myth #3: Mold is the only problem associated with water and mildew intrusion

  • Mold, insects, and other pests enjoy damp environments. Dampness can also damage crucial building materials, such as your home’s foundation.
  • Make sure you find where the water and mildew are entering and find measures to prevent it.
  • If your building materials are already damp or mold-infested, replace them with dry alternatives immediately.

Source: www.bobvila.com

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