Black mold in your walls, in
your basement, or anywhere in and around your home. Learn how to stop
Black mold growth can happen
anywhere to keep it in check take advantage of
strategies that keep black mold from growing. Are these strategies fool
proof? Do these strategies gaurantee No Black Mold? Read on to find out
about black mold removal tips.
There's no such thing as a black mold growth free environment except
sophisticated clean room operations. These un-natural, man made
environments use many techniques to clean the air and surfaces of all
types of contamination. That's not going to happen in anyone's home,
nor is anyone going to wear a space suit looking costume around the
house to keep it sterile and keep black mold out. We want to just live
and not worry about it.
Black mold can frequently be found in your basement. Do
have a bathroom, then you'll find black mold growing there. Do you cook
your kitchen, then you'll find black mold there. That's right, black
everywhere and you won't be able to completely destroy it. It has
evolved into a very efficient fungus that can survive just about
Your basement is an interesting place. It will stay at about
50° F just about all year long. That's because after you dig
into the earth a couple of feet, you will get that temperature. So what
does that have to do with anything? The temperature in your basement is
perfect for black mold growth.
loves the dark because sun
tends to kill it. So now your basement has two strikes against it -
darkness and temperature which black mold likes.
Black mold loves your basement because it's usually damp. Because of
the constant temperature in
the basement and the changing temperatures outside and in your home,
you automatically have warm air hitting a cool surface. What happens?
Find out by pouring a glass of water, adding ice and sitting on the
counter. After just a little bit of time, you have a wet glass and a
ring of water. What happened? Condensation formed and made the surface
of the glass wet. That's what happens in basements. You need to know
more about how to get rid of black mold in your basement.
There is only one way to minimize the effect of this temperature
problem and that is to use a de-humidifier. But that won't stop black
Your bathroom is a great black mold incubator.
Why? Because when you
or bathe, you end up running hot water and the steam collects against
the cool wall. Some of the steam begins to form droplets and then falls
to the floor. Did you ever wonder why the corners of tiled bathrooms
get so dirty? Some of it is black mold and some of it is dust. Either
mold is quick to follow.
Just like the basement, the bathroom is almost impossible to keep dry
enough to prevent black mold from growing. Don't give up though. Keep
everything as dry as possible and go on with your life.
So, by now you must understand that the kitchen is a wet location too.
The steam from boiling water, cooking, washing dishes and the coolness
of the tile backsplash and so on. All of these combine to make a great
mold breeding ground.
What can be done? The simple solution is to use ventilation, exhaust
fans, and so on to keep the area dry. Mold needs moisture to grow.
growth eats a diet of nearly everything organic, so that's most things
house. And remember that dust is about 90% human skin - organic. So
dust is a food for mold, cardboard, paper, wood, etc. are all black
needs to have pizza night!
What can be done to better protect yourself against mold?
Although most of our homes
are perfect for black mold to thrive either in them, on them, or within
(in the walls); there are techniques
that stop mold from growing. They are used to sterilize
surgery area in hospitals. Some European hospitals utilize the
techniques throughout their facilities. Even the military employs some
of these techniques to protect against harmful airborne contamination.