Mold is everywhere
Molds are a type of fungus. Not all Mold is toxic, but Elevated Levels of Mold is a concern. They grow best in warm, moist environments. They thrive on digesting decaying organic materials. Mold does not use chlorophyll to produce food thats why mold does not need sunlight to survive. Without mold, the entire world would be overrun by dead plant matter, so it's an important part of the environment.
Elevated Levels of Airborne Mold spores is a Concern
All spores found in outdoor air are also normally found in indoor air because most originate or live in the soil and on dead or decaying plants. Therefore, it is not unusual to find low levels of mold spores in indoor air. We become concerned when we see visble mold or detect elevated Mold spore levels inside your home or business.
Mold Inspection and Mold Testing
Factors that Lead to Mold Outbreaks
Mold spores feed off materials like (i.e. cotton, leather, wood, paper products, etc). The most dangerous materials mold loves to grow on, are porous materials (beds, couches, curtains, etc). Removing mold and mold stains from these materials can be difficult.
Mold needs damp areas to grow and reproduce. For example flooding, leaky pipes or windows, etc. Also excess moisture in the bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms are prime areas for mold growth.
Temperature / Ventilation
Temperatures about 70 – 90 degrees are the most conducive for mold growth. Chances of mold growth are heightened greatly between those temperatures especially in confined spaces and areas.