How to prevent mold before it forms

Published October 24, 2022


An article on Martha Stewart Living quoted Karen Peissinger about preventing mold. In order to understand how to prevent mold, you have to know why it forms in the first place, according to the article. "It helps to think of a three-legged stool," says Peissinger. One leg is nutrition, the second is moisture, and the third is a good environment. “If the stool has three legs, it will stay upright,” she says. “If one of the legs is removed from the stool, it will fall over.” The same goes for mold. If you take away food or water—which create a habitable environment—mold will not grow, the article states.

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