National Moldy Cheese Day
October 9th is National Moldy Cheese Day. While an old hunk of cheese sitting around in your refrigerator that has red or brown-tinged mold on it is typically contaminated with bacteria, and is not good for consumption, grey, blue, or green colored moldy cheeses like Roquefort, Brie, bleu and gorgonzola to name a few can be quite tastey. If you have never tried a moldy cheese, your local deli may have a cheesemonger. A cheesemonger is a person who specializes in cheeses, butter, and other dairy products. A cheesemonger can provide expert advice on artisan cheeses for recipes, banquets and sources for restaurants.
While mold on cheese may be a good thing, mold in your home or business is not. Mold is considered a lifeform and it can be found anywhere. During the spring and summer months it is not uncommon for your local weather forecaster to include counts of allergens in the air like pollen and mold. People who suffer from allergies to mold and other outdoor fungi feel their allergies are worse in the late summer than in spring.
The mold spores that are in the air can deposit themselves on just about any surface and grow whenever water or moisture is present. And it doesn’t take a lot of moisture for mold spores to grow. Even condensation on windowsills is enough moisture for mold spores to grow. Therefore, to prevent mold in your home or business it’s important to keep humidity levels at a reasonable level and address any leaks from things like plumbing, roofs, windows etc. as soon as possible.
If you find a mold problem in your home or business we have IICRC certified experts in mold to help you find the source of your problem and safely remove the mold from the building.