What is Mold?

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What is Mold?

moldThe pros at Hasgoe know mold! Mold is a type of fungus that grows on plants and fibers and is most frequently associated with damp, musty places such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and attics. It travels through the air as tiny spores that make their way into the wet regions of a house or building, where they breed. It is not only ugly and unsightly when seen; it can also adversely affect the air quality in your home. More importantly, it is a serious hazard to one’s health, especially to those that suffer from allergies and asthma. Mold spores can be the cause of problems as simple as a constant throat tickle, sniffles, or, go as far as asthma and pneumonia.

How can I detect mold in my home?

A mold spore in search of a home can come by those essentials relatively easily. The insulation in the walls, ceilings, and baseboards is where it creates the ideal incubator. It needs moisture, oxygen, a food source and a surface.

In a house, it is most often found on walls, floors, ceilings, counter tops, and carpets exposed to moisture. These microscopic spores can be hidden inside a wall, behind a tub, and even under a kitchen sink. One particularly troublesome hiding place is inside the duct work and associated components of central forced-air heating and air-conditioning systems. Sometimes it may be invisible behind walls, but can still be active and cause house damage as well as health problems. Moreover, even dry or dead mold can release toxins and cause health issues. If you had previous water damage issues from prior leaks and floods, you may not be aware that it may be growing in your house. Any home components or furnishings damaged by previous leaks or plumbing accidents could also be areas where it could be found.

If you think you have a mold issue, please contact the pros at Hasgoe today and let us take a look. When it comes to breathing clean, healthy air, it’s better to be safe than sorry.


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