White Mold?

Asked November 14, 2018, 1:23 PM EST

I've attached images of a white gummy substance that grows. Contact says its almost like a marshmallow substance. It is in their flower bed under rubber chips and goes quite deep in places. It is also growing on the wood on the barn and near the gardening tools. (Note the shovel image.) She did not notice it until we started getting all the rain in September and October. She lives near Lake Michigan just south of Bay Shore. She would like to know what it is and how to get rid of it. Thank you for your help!

Emmet County Michigan

1 Response

Mold, one of many different types and colors. Mold can and will grow anywhere on anything that remains moist, especially where air flow is restricted. The lakeside environment is apparently very humid. Not particularly worrisome if outdoors. Indoors is another matter however. This must be dealt with asap. For more information you will have to contact a professional mold remediator, the first task of which will be to identify the mold type.