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Mildew starts with few little spots, then spreads

This publicity photo provided by The Family Handyman demonstrates mold forming on a ceiling under a duct in a studio. Warm, moist air condenses and forms water on ducts carrying cold air through the attic or crawl space. The condensation is a sign that the duct is not insulated or missing a vapor barrier. Eventually the water saturates the insulation and drywall and mold spores (which are everywhere) take root. (AP Photo/The Family Handyman)
This publicity photo provided by The Family Handyman demonstrates mold forming on a ceiling under a duct in a studio. Warm, moist air condenses and forms water on ducts carrying cold air through the attic or crawl space. The condensation is a sign that the duct is not insulated or missing a vapor barrier. Eventually the water saturates the insulation and drywall and mold spores (which are everywhere) take root. (AP Photo/The Family Handyman)
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WASHINGTON - It may start with a couple of small dark spots on the grout where the shower stall meets the tiled wall. A few days later, they multiply. Mildew . "For most people it's just kind of an ugly pain. Their bathroom gets these black stains," said Ken Collier, editor-in-chief of The Family Handyman. For others, though, "it's an allergen, like cat hair, dog hair," he said. If it's not removed, it can result ...

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