14 Jun 2012

Patios, Decks and Mold, Oh My!

Mold spores are everywhere, particularly outdoors. In humid climates, those spores find purchase on brick, concrete, cement, slate and even on composite decking materials. They feed on dust and organic particles hidden in the crevices of the stone. Then they begin to break down the stone itself —a process that can eventually require extensive repairs if the mold isn’t taken care of.

Ironically, mold grows best in damp shady spots. Since our patios and decks tend to be placed to capture shade, mold can go wild, especially since moisture doesn’t evaporate in these shady spots.

Many people try to tackle the problem of mold and mildew with bleach, however, bleach only kills surface mold. It doesn’t get down to the roots, nor does it prevent the mold from returning. In addition, bleach is a harsh chemical that is hard on the environment and not safe for use around pets or children. That’s why it is important to use a mold removal product that is environmentally friendly and highly effective and removing mold.

MoldOff is an innovative product unsurpassed in mold and mildew stain removal and works incredibly well on stone, wood and any other surface used in patios and decks. It contains no chlorine bleach and is environmentally friendly and biodegradable so it is safe for the environment, as well as for pets and children. MoldOff won’t cause discoloration or deterioration to patio or decking material and best of all, it is easy to use … just spray on the affected area and walk away. With little or no scrubbing necessary, there’s no hard work, just peace of mind.

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