How to Remove Mold in Your Barn


Megan WildMold can get into your barn either as part of the aftermath of heavy rains or a flood or because of chronic moisture conditions. If it does, it could endanger your health, plus the health of your family, any other people who work in or near the barn, and your livestock.

Why? Well, some molds contain mycotoxins and infectious airborne spores that are toxic. Other varieties can cause allergic reactions.

While mold is sometimes visible, bear in mind that sometimes you can't see mold until it reaches a certain size. It is just as dangerous invisible as it is visible.

While danger is one negative aspect of mold, there are others, too. Left unchecked, it can cause severe damage to equipment and eventually compromise the structural integrity of your barn.

Mold needs certain moisture conditions to grow. That's why you should be especially vigilant about mold after a flood or rain. Moisture conditions in your barn act as a breeding ground for mold. Any leaks in the plumbing or the roof, condensation from an air conditioner, or even high humidity inside the barn can create an environment where mold will thrive.

Even conditions of limited moisture can cause problems if the area doesn't have sufficient air to dry out.

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