It may not surprise you to know that one of the most common complaints we hear is mold has started growing on my clothes and shoes. If this type of thing is happening, it is likely that your residence has a humidity/moisture problem that has caused the mold growth.
The property in question has probably had an extended period of time with high humidity for some reason or another. This creates a moisture problem and gives the low levels of mold spores commonly in the air a chance to thrive and colonize.
Closets full of clothes are commonly the first place people notice the start of mold growth because there is oil from you skin on the garments. They are also dark and have even more stagnant air than that of the rest of the property. We actually see this on shoes more than anything as they don’t get washed regularly like other materials in the closet.
Then you may ask what exactly the mold is?
A mold is a type of fungus: a plant-like organism that does not use photosynthesis to produce food, but instead obtains it directly from its surroundings. Molds can display themselves in a variety of colors, such as the familiar green covering often seen on bread or fruit, but this is due only to the reproductive part of the organism — the fungal equivalent of flowers and fruit. The main part of the fungus consists of a network of thin, transparent filaments known as hyphae, which is much less visible.
These fungi can grow on a variety of materials, including soil, decaying plant parts, food, fabrics, and damp walls. They reproduce by releasing huge numbers of tiny spores, which are very tough, and can withstand drying and freezing. Although mold can be a nuisance, and occasionally a health hazard, they can also be useful; they are essential for the breakdown of dead organic matter in the natural environment, they are avaluable source of antibiotics and drugs, and are employed in the production of some foods.
Mostly Mold Is Harmful
However, when large quantities of spores become airborne, they can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Some people are allergic to these fungi, and may experience coughing and sneezing, eye irritation, and skin rash. People with asthma, however, may experience more severe problems, such as breathing difficulties.
Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.
How to Prevent Mold Growth
❶ In order for mold to grow, it needs both the proper environment and nutrients. Controlling temperature, humidity levels, and light can either promote of negate mold growth.
❷ The most important factor in preventing mold growth is definitely preventing water intrusion and moisture buildup especially from furniture like wood, drywall, cotton, or any other organic material .
❸ Structural Damage: Journeying into the attic once every 1-2 months in order to take a look around and see if it looks like any water is making its way in.
❹ Ventilation: Open windows/doors and having exhaust fans in places like a kitchen or bathroom will accomplish this task. But only do this when the weather is good.
❺ Cleaning to prevent mold. If you keep your house clean of this type of debris, it will go a long way in preventing mold growth.
❻ Mold cannot grow under ultraviolet light. Keep rooms well lit by having lights on and window shades open to allow this light to work its prevention magic.
But it seems a huge process of the war between mold and us. Now the location of where I’m living is almost the Southernmost of China. There will be always high humidity during the upcoming spring. Here, we may can help: 但是这个预防工作似乎是项大工程。小编现在坐标广东，即将到来的春天会带来非常可怕的回南天，过高的湿度以及剧升的温度会是霉菌滋生的最佳环境，那么该怎么办？ 答案就在这里：
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