April Showers Bring May Flowers and Mold

Written by Roxanne Ecklund on April 25, 2018

April has always been known for it’s heavy rain and cloudy days. This year has been no exception. We’re beyond ready for sunshine! Have we had a sunny weekend in the last two months?Where there’s rain, there’s problems. An important part of maintaining your home’s exterior is protecting it from the outside elements. To keep it looking fresh and clean,  it’s important to take necessary steps to prevent unsightly bio growth including mold, mildew, and algae. Rhino Shield has the perfect products to help you maintain the beauty of your home’s exterior.

Mildew

Mildew is a thin whitish coating consisting of minute fungal hyphae, growing on plants or damp organic material such as paper or leather. Mildew is a very common focus that can be found almost anywhere that dampness occurs. For the most part, mildew can be clean be cleaned using mildew removers, or bleach.

Mold

A mold or mould is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. Mold is everywhere, both in the air and on varying surfaces. It thrives in moisture, and is often found in homes where leaks. Mold is commonly found in windows, or pipes, or on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. It can grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery according to the CDC.

Algae

Algae is the simple nonflowering plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue. They thrive in moist habitats. and can survive in a wide range of temperatures. They can be found in water or on land.Most standard paints use a basic mildewcide. Rhino Shield uses a four prong approach to combat a wide range of mildew, fungi, and algae. In addition, inorganic additives such as zinc oxide (used in skin rash pastes) are used to provide long term effectiveness. Best of all Rhino Shield fights bio growth in an eco-friendly way! The biocides and additives are zero-VOC EPA registered agents. So say goodbye to mold, mildew, and algae! Head over to Rhino Shield’s main page for more information.