Aspergillus Mold - There is a lot of information on the internet about the many types of mold. Most of the information deals with molds you find indoors from moisture or basement flooding, and so on. Outside there are probably just as many molds present. There is one very well-known one that is everywhere, that is Aspergillus mold. This mold digests dead plants and gives the earth back its nourishing minerals. In turn the soil is made richer for further growing of plants. This is really a good outdoor mold. But that is the thing, outside this mold is helpful to the soil but when it gets into your home it can be a disaster. It can cause indoor air to be toxic and ruin your home. When the mold is outside it breaks down plant matter for the soil but indoors that by product decomposes dead things like furniture, walls, paper, and virtually anything. When this indoor process of breaking things down starts, your indoor air also begins to becomes unhealthy.
Since mold is alive it produces waste material in its process. Mold produces what is called mycotoxins. They are vaporous side products that bring about the awful smells in damp places like your basement. The air this process makes is bad enough for the average person but for someone with lung disease like asthma and chronic bronchitis it is even worse. Those with allergies and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also have a very hard time with this type of mold. The only thing they can do is move out until the problem is resolved. Natural products can be used to eliminate mold; they are safe and free of dangerous chemicals. Why breathe in any more toxins? Living in this setting also causes things like fatigue and even symptoms like the flu.
The way to keep the outside Aspergillus mold outdoors and not in your home is to make sure it can not grow in your home. That means making sure no moisture is present and if there is use a dehumidifier. Exhaust fans should be installed in kitchens and bathrooms. But most importantly take note to slope the ground around your house so the soil stays out.
By: Bradley Skierkowski