Wherever there is a damp and dark place, you can usually find mold growing. Once this fungus settles on or around a home, it can spread and flourish in a moist environment. Some outside places you can find mold include siding and gutters. There are also other areas you might not expect to see these spores reside on. From building materials to outdoors cushions and pillows, we’re going to take a closer look at surprising places you can find mold in your backyard.
If you haven’t properly stored firewood or wooden building materials from a previous project, you need to be careful of mold. With humid climates, such as Pasadena, MD, there are more chances for mold to grow. The accumulation of this fungus can spread not only on wood, but really any surface that’s moist. If you start to see any spores, your materials need to fully scrubbed and dried to prevent mold from growing back.
After a rainy season, your furniture might get damp. You might not think anything of it because you expect your furniture to dry eventually, right? Well, if there is leftover moisture on your chairs and pillows, this can be the perfect place for mold to accrue. The last thing you want to see when you’re relaxing on your chair is fluffy spores lingering on the surface. Instead, make sure to inspect the top and bottom of your furniture for mold and wash if necessary.
On the Lawn
Did you know that mold can grow on your lawn? Yes, it’s true. Home Guides comments, “Mold forms on lawn grass when it is consistently wet with a layer of dead organic material to feed it. Over-irrigated lawns, shaded areas, and poor drainage are also favorable conditions that contribute to the growth of mold.” To prevent this situation, rake dead grass and thatch. In addition, cutting your grass short, as well as watering in the morning, can help too.
Don’t let mold take over your backyard. Instead, call the team at Hydra Pressure Washing LLC. We offer pressure washing services for home and businesses across Pasadena, MD and surrounding areas. We are here to power wash your surfaces, leaving them clean and mold-free! Call (410) 360-7887 to schedule a service.