How does Mold grow?
As mentioned before mold needs four things to grow or produce spores. A food source, such as drywall, wood, fabrics, dead plants or any organic material. Mold requires the right temperature, right moisture content and spores must be present. Mold spores are deposited in our home thru open windows and normal entry and exit. So why is it that every home does not have mold growth? If you remove one the four required conditions mold can’t grow. The biggest thing we can control is moisture, by maintaining dry indoor environments with humidity levels below 60% we inhibit mold growth. Homes with indoor mold issues have active plumbing leaks, exterior water intrusion of bathrooms with no exhaust fans. Right! The job of a bath fan is to remove moisture, not odor. Our homes are made of materials that molds love, add moisture and it is an all you can eat buffet for mold. Within 24-48 hours after a plumbing leak mold will be growing, to inhibit the growth clean up the water and air dry the area immediately.
Is your home making you sick? We do not know until we complete a mold inspection. Mold test kit are sold at department stores and home improvement chains. The issue is every house has mold spores, so testing in this manner will provide results that we are already aware of, mold spores are in the air. Have you scheduled a mold inspection with a certified mold inspector? You should, they are trained in detecting indoor mold issues, and they can provide you with a written report that goes well beyond the mold test.
Do not just get a mold test, it is no different than the test kit from a home improvement store. We already know there are mold spores in the air.
If you are in our service are and want a genuine mold inspection by a certified trained professional, give us a call or send an e-mail. We can help, we can determine if you have an indoor mold problem. Mention this blog post and get $50.00 off your mold inspection.