Got Mold? Don’t Panic!
There is no way to totally eliminate mold and mold spores from your indoor environment. Mold is one of the most common living organisms on the planet. But you can take steps to ensure that mold growth doesn’t get out of hand.
What the Heck is “Normal Fungal Ecology” Anyway?
Normal mold growth is usually not visible to the naked eye. It’s when mold starts to grow out of control forming large “visible” colonies that normal fungal ecology has gotten out-of-whack. A good goal for any home environment is to shoot for a state of normal fungal ecology less than what you would find in your outside environment. It is when normal fungal ecology gets out of hand that one is prone to ill health effects, unhealthy indoor air and property damage.
Want to Control Mold? Get Rid of the Moisture!
The key to controlling mold is effectively dealing with moisture. What many people don’t realize is that elevated humidity is a moisture problem. Mold doesn’t like growing in water. It prefers humid environments that often go undetected. One of the most effective ways to control moisture is by improving ventilation throughout your home.
Think of Your House Like a Breathing Organism
Most organisms have some sort of respiratory system and your home is no different. BauBiology is the concept of thinking of your home as a living, breathing organism. It often helps one better understand how it interacts with the external environment. Most homes are equipped with an HVAC system of sorts. But many people often forget that those systems only operate during periods of extreme heat or cold. When your system isn’t operating, your home has stopped breathing – and that’s when things can get interesting. Supplementing your home with 24/7 ventilation is often a very economical way to manage moisture in your home.
Want to Learn More About Mold and Your Environment?
Got a little mold issue that you want to bounce off an expert? Well, GreenWorks can help! We live at the cutting edge of where your home environment collides with the natural environment. We are experts at using simple sound science to create affordable solutions to just about any enviromental issue. So give us a call or forward this piece along to one of your “moldy” friends. We’ll appreciate it and so will your friends!
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