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Why does black mold growth occure?

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to explain the reasons black mold forms in the first place. But first a surprising fact: every home has black mold. There are trace amounts in virtually any indoor environment. That isn’t meant to scare you. At low levels it is entirely benign. The right conditions to become a hazard to your health. 

  • Food- Mold can eat any organic substance such as the wood in your walls, cabinets, subfloors, etc.
  • Warm dark places- mold cannot survive in areas that are exposed to UV light. It also cannot survive in very cold conditions.
  • Moisture- Like us, mold needs water; every surface in your home has moisture in it. If those levels get elevated that is when things can get worst.
  • Time- and not much of it. Some people think mold is a very slow threat. The reality is that it is an extremely aggressive and fast threat. 

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