18 Sep 2012

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 or higher), of which four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane (with top winds of 74 mph or higher) and of those one to three will become major hurricanes (with top winds of 111 mph or higher, ranking Category 3, 4 or 5). Based on the period 1981-2010, an average season produces 12 named storms with six hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.

Hurricane Wilma, the most intense storm on record for the Atlantic Basin, dumped 68 inches of rain in 42 hours in Mexico. It is not unusual for storms that hit the Gulf Coast and Atlantic states to dump 30+ inches of rain in selected areas and almost always between 5 and 10 inches over wide areas. In addition, wind brings down plenty of trees and debris. Moisture, combined with rotting vegetation, is an ideal breeding ground for mold outdoors. Indoors, high humidity levels from hurricane events just beg for mold to grow throughout homes and businesses.

Once the storm has passed and you spot mold in or around your home, business, vehicle or boat, the sooner you get rid of it the easier it will be to destroy. MoldOff® is a powerful, effective and eco-friendly tool to help you remove mold and mildew from dozens of surfaces. Formulated for the marine industry, MoldOff is unsurpassed for mold control, and it is also highly effective and cleaning mildew stains … without scrubbing. Best of all, it is easy to use. Simply spray on, let sit for a few hours and wipe off. In most cases MoldOff will remove mold and mildew stains in one application within 24-48 hours and it works on dozens of surfaces.

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