Mold Exposure: Where Can Mold Be Found In The Home?

Mold is a fungus that grows by digesting plants and animal matter. The mold spores present in households are lightweight and easily travel through the air. In fact, mold grows very quickly in moist, dark spaces in the home such as basements and bathrooms.

Bottom line:

Mold is present everywhere but the mold we experience daily is rarely harmful. However, those suffering from mold allergies need to live in areas where there’s very little mold exposure.

If your home can be described as a damp, warm, and humid environment, you most likely have a major mold problem on your hand.

What are the most common types of mold discovered in the home?

The most common household molds are Cladosporium, Pencillium, Altenaria, Aspergillus and Stachybotrys Chartarum (Stachybotrys atra/black mold).

Not all mold spores are visible to the naked eye. Mold spores can even survive in driest and harshest areas of the home.

Once mold spores have enough moisture present in an environment they will grow rapidly.

Mold Remediation services should be considered for treating moist areas in the home, prone for mold growth.

Here are common areas where mold can develop in your household:

  • Drywall
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Carpets
  • Furniture
  • Roofing
  • Ductwork
  • Areas around plumbing pipe

Advance Mold Environment is here to inspect your home for any potential areas where mold growth is possible. Once we identify the mold prone areas, we will eliminate moisture sources and permanently remove mold from your home.

Once mold remediation services are completed, Advance Mold Environment recommends the following mold growth prevention measurements:

  • Use an air dehumidifier to prevent moisture buildup.
  • Never place carpet in a humid basement or bathroom.
  • Add mold inhibitors to your household paints.
  • Use a bathroom fan for showering/bathing.
  • Apply insulation to windows, piping, roofing and flooring to prevent condensation on cold surfaces.
  • For more mold growth prevention methods, read about Advance Mold Environment’s mold remediation services.

Advance Mold Environment, a mold remediation and environment restoration company, can inspect your home or commercial business for asbestos, mold and lead exposure, water damage restoration services, and more.

For professional help and questions on mold remediation, contact Advance Mold Remediation by calling 1-877-411-MOLD or click here today!

Source: http://www.medicinenet.com/mold_exposure/article.htm

http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/mold-allergy

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