mold is a common occurrence more in today's modern homes than ever
before. The main reason house mold prevails more today than in years
past is because our homes are more energy efficient. Energy efficient
translates to more air tight than in the past. That allows mold to grow
and multiply without being strewn around by lots of air drafts.
mold needs moisture, food and dark areas to grow. The moisture that
house mold needs is not necessarily a leaky pipe or condensate from
cool pips in the basement. It needs the little that accumulates on the
wall of the basement or crawl space due to the ambient air being warm
and moist compared to the basement wall being cool.
mold loves the dark tile floor corners where the tile stays
the air is warm. Think of a glass of ice tea on a hot summer day. It's
soaking wet, that's why you use coasters. House mold loves it when the
air conditioning is off and the room air is humid and the floor is
mold has a food source that is anything organic and
cellulose based. So
of course bread, cardboard, drywall paper, wooden panelling, untreated
knotty pine panels and the most prevalent source is dust! Dust is
mostly organic material because a high percentage of it is human skin
cells. So it is difficult to control the dust overall compared to the
new homes you may just be better off keeping the air conditioning and
heat on all year. That is the only way to keep the moisture down in
house dust moisture sources are the kitchen, the bathroom, the laundry,
the basement or crawl space. Use the vents as much as possible to keep
the air moving (reduces house mold) and to remove the moisture (reduces
make sure your paneling is sealed. For instance, knotty pine when left
untreated is a mold luxory suite hotel. It gets into the grain and the
slightest bit of moisture lets it produce the millions of spores that
are able to take off and land all over your home and continue the cycle.
mold can be eliminated through constanly keeping the moisture low in
your home's air conditioning. It is impossible to have a dust free
house, so moisture is the only real control you have.
mold issues and resolutions are available all through this site. There
is one true technological way to eliminate mold continuously, but I
save that for my book, "How to Get Rid of Black Mold". Although you can
do quite well on your own and the information throughout the site.
House mold can be controlled you just have to know what to