April 5th, 2017 12:34 PM by Dan Howard
first answer the question as to why you should care about mold being brought
into your home from overseas.
and storage areas are often the environment where a mold contamination starts.
There tends to be less air movement in closets and items piled together. It is also a place where contents often sit
for extended time without being looked at.
leather items as an example. Leather, which is dead animal skin is a great food
for mold, Put a contaminated purse or shoes next to your other shoes, purses or
golf bag next to the contaminated items and the mold spreads.
of your home, mold growth on imported products is also a major problem. It
can affect the bottom line of manufacturers, vendor suppliers, warehouses,
wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. Millions of dollars are lost every
year to mold growth.
more important problem is the effect that these products can have on health
shipping process exposes products to moisture and condensation. Products of
organic materials such as clothes, leather products, wooden products can
develop mold anywhere from the foreign production line to the destination home
in the United States.
can be exposed to moisture while on shipping ships, docks, in storage
containers, in warehouses, shipping trailers, warehouse distribution centers,
home delivery services or in stores.
Products Prone to Mold Growth
mold will grow on a wide range of products including wooden pallets; leather
products, textile, food products and paper goods are especially prone to mold
growth. This is because these materials not only readily absorb or adsorb the
moisture but they are also a ready source of nutrients for mold growth.
Many Moldy Products can be Salvaged
some mold may be visible on a product, it does not necessarily mean that the
product has been damaged. Many products can be cleaned and restored to original
condition. The important issue to consider is not storing the item with other
valuables that can become moldy
For more information
about what to do with mold damaged contents, go to the number one question in
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