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All About Mold

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold always seems to be a very mysterious thing.  We see it on food, on old items in our basements, and even in our showers and toilets, but it never looks the same.  Mold is considered a fungus, but the number of species of mold is unknown, varying between 20,000 to 30,000.  The fungi grows by feeding and deriving nutrients from organic matter such as wood, paper, drywall, insulation, etc, which is all present in buildings and homes.  The growth requirements of mold are a necessity of mold spores to be present, a food source for the mold to feed on, temperature between 32°F and 122°F, water, and time, which can be as little as two days.  The environment in which we live our every day lives in does not much differ from the environment in which mold can grow and thrive.  This is why it is important to catch mold growth as soon as it starts.  Read the following blog on What You Should Do When You First Notice a Mold Presence to know how to react.

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