Did you know?
Mold spores often waft on the air through dry locations. Nothing happens. Why is this? Nothing happens when mold spores are in dry areas because mold requires a moist surface to grow and reproduce upon. In homes or commercial facilities, leaks, humidity problems, condensation on pipes, structural damage to foundations and roofs, broken windows or window sills, venting failures can lead to internal mold problems.
Why does this lead to a mold problem? Mold requires a food source. The food source is cellulose. This is found in many common household items such as wallpaper, paper, drywall, insulation, wallboard, and many others.
Mold appears most often in moist areas as little black
circles on thread-like white objects. In most cases it is
accompanied by a musty odor. Mold problems begin when invisible mold spores land on
moist surfaces. The moisture in the surface allows the
mold to reproduce and grow.
Some examples of places where mold can be found include:
• Kitchens (bottom of refrigerators)
• Bathrooms (around vanities)
• The underside of carpets and pads
• The surface of walls behind furniture
• Ceilings and the top side of ceiling tiles
• Front and back side of dry wall, wall paper or painting
• Inside HVAC systems and duct work
NOTE: It is impossible to eliminate all mold spores from a home or building, they are a natural part of dust and are constantly floating in the air.