What Is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus. Like most other organisms we live among, there are a variety of molds. All forms thrive in damp environments where they can grow, and release tiny spores which, thanks to the presence of moisture, can settle, adhere to organic material on a surface, and continue to flourish.
Thanks to this reproductive process, it is easy for molds to grow and spread rapidly if given the right conditions.
If you think you have mold, speak with one of our technicians to discuss the severity and get a professional recommendation.
Why Are Molds A Concern?
Molds Spread Quickly, Damage Surfaces, and Cause Health Problems
Health (Personal and Structural)
When mold is present in large quantities in indoor spaces, the spores being released into the air are plentiful and concentrated. It’s that concentration of airborne spores that causes problems. They can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, breathing troubles for asthmatics, other respiratory ailments, and can also lead to infections. Mold can also cause structural damage to a building.
Molds have the ability to multiply quickly when in favorable environmental conditions. All molds need are a food source – nearly any organic material will do, a source of moisture – some can even extract enough from humid air, and a space to spread their spores – which are very tiny, lightweight, and simple for air to carry long distances.