One option that homeowners have these days for preventing mold growth is mold-resistant paint. As this site notes, most premium paints contain ingredients that inhibit mold growth, generally for the life of the coating. As with most things where mold is concerned actual results may vary depending on the location and environmental conditions around the painted surface.
Archive for September, 2010
Almost anyone can tell you that mold can cause asthma or trigger asthma attacks. What they don’t tell you is exactly how mold relates asthma and causes a reaction. Using, WebMD as a handy reference, we’d like to provide a simple explanation of the problem.
Keeping your home dry is the secret to avoiding mold problems, and as with most things in the house, it all starts with the foundation. If you’ve got a wet foundation or basement, you’re going to have a hard time keeping any other parts of the home dry. So here are some things to keep in mind to maintain a dry foundation.
Certainly, not every mold problem requires professional remediation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that homeowners can handle outbreaks in a 3-by-3-foot area although it lists some exceptions. Some suggest using soap to remove mold while others favor bleach. Here’s what the EPA has to say about this.
If you’ve researched molds and the health problems you’ve caused, you may have encountered the term “mycotoxin” and wondered what a mycotoxin is. You can find a lengthy explanation here, but we wanted to summarize it for you.