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How to find Mold

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Causes of Indoor Mold Growth

Mold is a common issue in the humid climate or any room that holds humidity like bathrooms do. Knowing what to look for and how to handle a mold problem are the first steps.

Mold releases tiny spores in order to reproduce. These tiny spores can become airborne when disturbed and settle on surfaces where they lie dormant for extended periods waiting for ideal growth conditions.

The settled spores require three conditions to grow:

Food source: Organic materials

Temperature: 68-86 degrees

Moisture: Relative humidity above 60%

Spores can germinate after only 12 hours in some conditions. They more commonly germinate in the 24-48 hour range.

What is Mold?

Mold is a fungus, a multicellular plant-like organism that does not produce chlorophyll as plants do.  Fungi include mildew, mushrooms and yeast. 

Fungi are everywhere and we breathe mold spores every day. In normal doses, typical of outdoors, fungi are not a threat to human health and may even have positive effects.

Molds ripen cheeses and give them flavor. Some mushrooms are deliciously good to eat. Yeasts cause fermentation that produce alcoholic beverages and some breads.

Once you suspect mold contact SERVPRO of South Rancho Cucamonga to remediate your mold contamination.

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