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What Is Mold?

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Is Mold? Did you know there are different types of mold?

Molds are microscopic organisms that live on plant or animal matter. They aid in the break down of dead material and recycle nutrients in the environment. Present virtually everywhere, they can be found growing on organic material such as soil, foods, and plant matter. In order to reproduce, molds produce spores, which spread through air, water, or by insects. These spores act like seeds and can form new mold growth if the conditions are right.

Why does mold grow?

Mold will grow and multiply under the right conditions, needing only sufficient moisture (e.g., in the form of very high humidity, condensation, or water from a leaking pipe, etc.), and organic material (e.g., ceiling tile, drywall, paper, or natural fiber carpet padding).

Can mold become a problem in my home?

Mold growth may occur in your home if there is sufficient moisture because mold spores are everywhere. Be on the lookout for these common sources of moisture:

*Flooding

*Roof leaks

*Plumbing leaks, drainage problems

*Damp basements and crawl spaces

*Steam from the bathroom or kitchen

*Condensation resulting from poor or improper insulation or ventilation

*Humidifiers

*Wet clothes drying inside the home or a clothes dryer venting indoors

*Poor or improper ventilation of combustion appliances

*Indications of a moisture problem may include discoloration of the ceiling or walls, warping of the floor, or condensation on the walls or windows. The key to preventing mold growth is to control all moisture problems.

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