10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mold…

10 Things- You Didn’t Know About Mold

But, probably should…

  1. Warmer weather may lead to potential mold growth in your home or office.
  2. Water from the winter and spring weather may be evaporating, but moisture that traveled deeper into building sections where there is little air flow can be a breeding ground for mold.
  3. The rate at which mold grows is also sped-up by the warmer weather.
  4. The ideal temperature range for mold to grow is between 75-95 degrees.
  5. If you smell a musty odor or see a mold growth surfacing in your home, a mold inspection is recommended. A much deeper issue may exist.
  6. If there is visible mold in your home you should not try to open any walls or remove it yourself due to running the risk of cross-contamination.
  7. There are many misconstrued ideas regarding mold, and more commonly “black mold” there is only one type of black mold Stachybotrys which may lead to serious health risks, there are many molds that are completely harmless and there are also many molds that “look” black which are pretty common and not of major concern. However if you are not sure you should definitely call a hygienist to take air samples and make sure.
  8. The attic and the basement are the two most common areas of household mildew problems.
  9. Though the term mildew is used to describe contaminated areas, there is no difference between mildew and mold.
  10. It’s important to note that mold is not the only contaminant affecting indoor air quality and causing sick building syndrome. These are just a few of the issues caused by mold and un-healthy in door air quality (IAQ). Carbon monoxide and radon are also implicated.Whatever the issue may be, if you think you potentially have a mold issue it is recommended that you call your local mold remediation specialists and schedule an appointment for a free in-home inspection today!