It’s Annoying, Unsightly And Can Be Unhealthy.

Here's What You Need To Know About Mold.


This web page only serves as an introduction to mold.  There are resources available online and in your community that can tell you more.  We thought the best way to help you understand mold, is to answer a few, basic questions.
 

What is mold?

Molds are the most common form of fungi on Earth, growing both indoors and outdoors.  Mildew is also a type of fungus and is usually whitish.  Mold and mildew are often used interchangeably.

Molds can grow on all types of surfaces.  Mold can grow on tile, grout, wood, paper, carpet, drywall, ceiling tile, plastic, insulation, upholstery, ductwork, paint, wallpaper, and more.

Molds need water (or moisture), oxygen, and a food source to grow and can reproduce in a little as 48 hours.

Mold can cause health problems for many people especially those with allergies and asthma. Mold exposure can cause irritation of the eyes, skin, nose and throat. Molds can trigger asthmatic attacks. Molds produce allergens which are substances that cause allergic reactions

The key to mold control is to remove its source. 

How do I know if I have mold?  

In many cases you should be able to see the mold growth and smell a musty odor that is caused by mold. When checking for mold, look for signs of water damage. Wet spots, staining, dampness or other evidence of water leaks or damage may be a precursor to mold growth.
   
In some cases you may not be able to see the mold in your house.  Mold may grow behind walls, above ceilings, under carpets and other places not visible to your eye. You may, however, be able to smell it because many molds emit a “musty” smell. If you have a musty smell, look for mold and clean the area if you find mold growing in your home.

How can I remove mold stains? 

Clean mold stains using one of the Home Armor cleaning products and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold stains, but don't fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.

While soap and water can clean the area, a bleach-based formula is still the preferred way to remove mold stains because it cleans and decolorizes the stain.   This is true for all types of surfaces, both indoors and outdoors.    Home Armor offers you powerful products for indoors and outdoors, on all types of surfaces.

What can I do to prevent It?

A mold blocker can inhibit the growth of mold for weeks after you clean.  A mold blocker creates an invisible barrier to inhibit the growth of new mold.  If mold is prevented from growing then you’ll spend less time cleaning and there is less potential damage to your home.   Check out our Mold Armor Mold Blocker product.

There are three key steps to dealing with mold:




1. Testing, to determine if mold is present in your
home– to help, Mold Armor offers you a Mold Test Kit











2. Cleaning mold stains – Mold Armor offers
you powerful products to eliminate mold stains indoors and out, on all kinds of surfaces

 

 


 

 



3. Prevention – Mold Armor offers you products
that contain mold blocking formulas that can prevent
mold and mildew from coming back for up to three months

 

 

Chances are you have additional questions. 

Q: Why does mold grow?
Q: How does mold enter my home?
Q: Where can mold grow in my home?
Q: What conditions foster mold growth?
Q: Can mold present health problems for my family?
Q: Where can I find more information on mold?