Nobody likes mould, why should we? Mould can cause harm to the corners of your bathroom, your clothes, leather amongst many others. So, let's talk more about the mould can be found on your leather in a humid season or after heavy rains and what can you do about it.
How mould grows on our leather
First, what is mould and why is it growing on our leather? Mould is essentially a type of fungi that grows in a damp environment or a place where it has poor ventilation and reproduces itself by making more spores around. Moulds can grow on many different types of materials and surfaces, and that, of course, include leather. It thrives particularly when water or moisture is present in a place where there is no or limited sunlight.
Why on leather? Leather is porous. When the humidity level in our air is high or when it’s stored in a damp environment, residue from the air can be accumulated and settled on the pores. Without any care given to the leather, mould happens naturally.
Why mould needs to be removed early
Mould on leather doesn’t only make it look terrible, it also has other implications.
For example, when left on its own, mould grown on porous materials, such as leather, can have its air-born mould spores being released into the air, hence affecting both eyes and lungs. That can apply to both human and our pets if exposed to moulds.
Mould, as a living organism, can also “eat away” the leather and the stitching on it. When the mould overgrown itself on the leather, it will not be possible to get rid of.
How mould can be removed
When attempting to remove mould, there are a few things you may like to take note of:
How mould can be prevented