Do fish swim in water? YES! YES! AND YES! Close your eyes for a moment – wait! Read this first, then close your eyes! Now, imagine walking down a path through a dandelion field. As your eyes gaze over the never-ending field, I want you to notice how all of the dandelion seeds are safely attached to the seed heads on each plant. The sun rises and sets and the wind may blow, but the seeds are safely attached to the seed heads.
Now step off the path and start walking through the dandelion field. What happens? The seeds detach and start floating everywhere, they’re uncontrollable. You can try as hard as you’d like but you are never going to contain them or control where they drift or where they land.
That’s exactly how you should think of mold. Undisturbed, mold spores stay pretty much attached. Once disturbed, the spores detach and start floating everywhere, landing on anything and anyone. If you’re not wearing any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you’re inviting all of those mold spores to settle on your clothing, the area you’re cleaning, your shoes (allowing mold to travel to other areas in your home), in your eyes, and up your nose into your upper respiratory system. (more…)