MoldOff Works on Blinds

Did you know that windows sweat? When the inside temperature is warmer than the outdoor temperature, moisture condenses on the windows. If you have your blinds closed, that moisture can transfer easily. Moisture, organic material (like wood, vinyl or cloth) and warmth are all the ingredients mold needs to get a foothold. If the blinds.. read more →

Tackling Tough Mold Problems in Hawaii

The tropics are an ideal place for mold to flourish. A warm, moist climate is perfect for explosive mold growth. Some places in Hawaii receive as much as 125 inches of rainfall per year. Roughly speaking, there are two seasons in Hawaii: from November through April the climate is cooler and more humid, with daily.. read more →

11 Oct 2012

Stay Away From Bleach

A study by Professor Jeffrey Morrell, Dept. of Wood Science, Oregon State University, found that bleach doesn’t eliminate surface micro flora. To put it simply, bleach doesn’t kill the roots of the mold, only bleaches it away so we think it has been taken care of. So not only is bleach ineffective on mold and.. read more →

04 Oct 2012

Schools and Mold and Indoor Air Quality

It’s back-to-school time. Fall brings not only the start of a stormy period, but as the leaves change, they fall the ground and begin to mold, releasing plenty of mold spores into the air. The combination of moisture and spores is a recipe for mold growth. Moisture problems in school buildings can be caused by.. read more →

Mold and the 2012 Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, and runs through November 30, but the peak period is in early fall: August through October. For the entire six-month season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says there’s a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms (with top winds of 39 mph.. read more →

18 Sep 2012

A Musty Smelling Basement Could Mean a Mold and Mildew Problem

If your basement smells musty, then that means you probably have some type of fungal growth. Fungi, like mold and mildew, love to grow where it is dark, damp and undisturbed (and usually warm). Below 50 degrees, most mold and mildew go dormant. The same is true if the moisture it feeds on is taken.. read more →

13 Sep 2012