What is Mold?
Mold is a naturally occurring living organism and it can be found in virtually every environment. It grows when the humidity is 60% or higher, there is a substance to eat (like drywall), the temperature is between 40 and 100 degrees and mold spores are present. Molds purpose is to aid in the decay of organic material such as leaves and dead trees. By consuming this organic material mold deposits the organic matter back into the earth. Consider this, if leaves fell during the fall and did not decay, the earth would be covered by leaves. If dead trees and other plants did not decay, how would nutrients return to the soil to aid in the growth of new plant life? Our landfills are full of human made products that will take centuries to decay. In the right place mold aids in sustaining life. In the wrong place mold can have a very negative effect on our health. Visit the Environmental Protection Agencies “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home”. This guide is loaded with valuable information and tips on bathrooms and mold clean up.
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.