Boat Owners Battle Mold

Mix water, humidity, canvas, fabric and rope and you’ve got a recipe for mold. Why? Mold loves organic substances, all the better because organic stuff is their favorite food. That’s why boat owners fight a never ending battle against mold on their water craft, whether it is in the sails, the seats, in carpet, on.. read more →

30 Jul 2013

Prevent Mold Growth When Storing Your Boat or RV

For most people, fall is the time to store the RV or boat away. But many people find unpleasant surprises in the spring because they haven’t taken proper precautions to prevent the growth of mold! Mold can grow anywhere there is warmth and moist, which makes your RV, camper and most particularly, your boat, an.. read more →

27 Oct 2012

The Danger of Water Damage and Mold

In 2005, the National Resources Defense Council conducted a study of homes in New Orleans that had been flooded. Their results showed that these homes had high levels of mold spores, even in homes that had been repaired and treated for mold. Sadly, the cost for mold removal is estimated to run between $2,500 and.. read more →

What is Toxic Mold and How to Remove It

Toxic mold is a type of mold that produces hazardous byproducts called mycotoxins. The mold itself isn’t toxic or poison, however the byproducts are and those toxins can affect your health. Individuals with asthma and other respiratory problems are very likely to have reactions to many types of mold, but experts believe that mycotoxins can.. read more →

Relative Humidity Encourages Mold Growth

Humidity is defined as the moisture content present in an air mass. Relative humidity is the ratio of the amount of water vapor the air can hold as a specific temperature. The higher the humidity, the higher the chance that condensation can occur. For instance, 100% relative humidity means the air cannot hold any more.. read more →

What Conditions Promote Mold and Mildew Growth?

Mold and mildew growth require several elements for idea growth — a source of food, warm temperatures and adequate moisture. Of those three, the presence of moisture is the most critical. Unfortunately, controlling the environment in your home can be tough. Water Intrusion Rainwater can enter a building through leaks in walls, windows or the.. read more →