Toxic mold in your home

Mold exists everywhere you go. Whilst more prevalent in warm and humid air, mold is found in all types of environments, all around the world. Even the ‘fresh’ air that we breathe contains millions of mold spores.

But what are mold spores? Mold spores are the reproductive part of mold or fungus that cause allergic reactions. Molds feed off decomposing plant and animal matter and grow by producing filament-like clusters. Mold and fungi reproduce by giving off huge numbers of mold spores into the air, similar to plants releasing pollen. When airborne mold spores settle on organic matter, new mold clusters are grown. When mold spores are inhaled, they may trigger an allergic reaction.

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The Top 50 Questions on Mold

How to Get Rid of Mold 

Bleach is a good mold killer. You can make a solution of chlorine bleach and water (usually one part of bleach to three parts of water) or get hold of a household detergent with bleach as an active ingredient. Using a stiff-bristled brush, scrub the blackened area. Rinse thoroughly and dry. For more porous materials such as wood, use a vinegar solution or a store bought mold remover

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