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What is mold, anyway?

9/10/2023 (Permalink)

When people call to ask about mold remediation services, they're usually in a panic. They've found some kind of growth on their basement walls, for instance, and they have no idea what it is, if it's dangerous, and what they're supposed to do about it. 

They often ask us if mold is dangerous, and what mold even is in the first place.

Let's tackle that second question.

Mold is natural. It occurs anywhere that the conditions are ripe - namely, anywhere it can find food, water and oxygen. It's technically a fungi, and for the most part, it's a good thing - it breaks down dead organic matter for us. 

Indoor mold, however, is another matter. Not only can it be hazardous, but it's also a good indicator that something is wrong with your structure. There should not be enough moisture in your structure to support this kind of growth to begin with. 

If you do discover mold in your home, call us immediately for assistance.

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