By Kevin Stevens, Networx

As many people know, mold is pretty ubiquitous: It can be found on last week’s loaf of bread or discovered in an old container way back in the fridge containing some mystery food (also known as the kid’s science experiment). It can often be found along the lower edges of your shower and in your garage. Mold doesn’t need much to take hold -- just a little moisture and some food. Throw in some warmth and a little time and those countless unseen spores will start to grow and reproduce. Many people suffer ill effects from exposure to mold, so keeping it at bay is always a good idea.

There are many ways to curtail mold’s growth and spread; mold cleanup can range from full-scale warfare using a host of toxic chemicals to a gentler, more common sense approach using natural materials.