What Is Mycotoxin?

A mycotoxin is a toxic substance produced by organisms in the fungus kingdom, commonly known as mold. Oddly enough, not all molds produce harmful toxins. In fact, many more molds are safe than the dangerous few. Beneficial molds produce medicine like penicillin and help cheese develop. In nature, hundreds of molds help break down leaves,.. read more →

Filtering Out Mold Spores

Even after the first frost and well into the winter, mold spores are alive and well. One way to get rid of these airborne menaces is to put a good filter on your furnace. But what types of filters are necessary to filter out mold spores? Disposable Filters: These are the most popular choice for.. read more →

Molds Can Survive Harsh Conditions

Did you know that some molds can survive even in harsh conditions like those in the Antarctic? In fact, many molds can withstand refrigeration and chilly temperatures. The spores wait, dormant, until conditions are right to begin growing again. Spring weather often brings unpleasant surprises to homeowners, when mold appears on brickwork, patios, outdoor furniture.. read more →

25 Jan 2014

What is the Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are often mistaken for each other, but they are actually produced by different types of fungi although both reproduce from spores. They both grow in the same moist and warm environments, however, mildew is more often found in showers, on paper and fabrics, while mold is found more often in foods and.. read more →

09 Jan 2014

Will Bleach Kill Mold?

The short answer to the question, “will bleach kill mold,” is “No”. Mold is a form of fungi with around 100,000 different species. Most fungi, including molds, produce microscopic cells called “spores” that spread readily through the air. Airborne spores are easily inhaled and can be very hazardous to our health.  Like seeds, live spores.. read more →

29 Dec 2013

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 →