Did you know?
Mold spores often waft on the air through dry locations. Nothing happens. Why is this? Nothing happens when mold spores are in dry areas because mold requires a moist surface to grow and reproduce upon. In homes or commercial facilities, leaks, humidity problems, condensation on pipes, structural damage to foundations and roofs, broken windows or window sills, venting failures can lead to internal mold problems.
Why does this lead to a mold problem? Mold requires a food source. The food source is cellulose. This is found in many common household items such as wallpaper, paper, drywall, insulation, wallboard, and many others.
Mold appears most often in moist areas as little black circles on thread-like white objects. In most cases it is accompanied by a musty odor. Mold problems begin when invisible mold spores land on moist surfaces. The moisture in the surface allows the mold to reproduce and grow.