Florida is an area where mold can easily get out of hand, whether due to flooding, humidity plus heat, or other types of water damage. The history of mold and mold remediation is actually quite interesting. The first story of mold remediation actually comes from the Bible, which people say took place about three thousand years ago. The 14th chapter of Leviticus details how people of that day and age took care of mold, and it is pretty interesting.
If an article of clothing, any knitted material or anything made of leather were seen to have green or red growing on it, the owner was supposed to bring that to a priest. The priest would then hold onto it, isolating it, for seven days, and if the mold had grown, he would burn that object, to prevent the mold from spreading to anything else, “because the defiling mold is persistent.” If the mold had not spread, then the priest would wash the article, and then isolate it for another seven days. If the mold is still there, then the priest would burn it. If the mold has faded, the priest would tear or cut out the part of fabric that was affected, wash it once more, and return it to the owner. If the mold ever reappeared again, that object would be burned.
As you can see, even back then they knew the dangers of allowing moldy articles to remain around to spread the annoying plague of mold. However, we are lucky today that we have methods of mold remediation that can preserve your precious objects, rather than having to burn them or tear them apart just because of a little mold!
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