Mold is a common fungus found inside and outside, almost everywhere, year round. Mold grows best in warm, damp environments and multiplies as microscopic spores. It travels through the air, attaching to structures like drywall, flooring and other materials in a home. Once it takes hold, mold in a house can multiply quickly in high humidity surroundings like basements, bathrooms and crawlspaces.
What Causes Mold?
When tiny mold spores travel through the air and settle, under the right conditions, mold or mildew can multiply quickly, often going undetected, and become a problem inside your home. Mold can grow almost anywhere when moisture is present for an extended period of time.
You Can Control Mold Growth In A House By:
- Controlling humidity levels
- Sealing leaky roofs, windows and pipes
- Thoroughly cleaning and drying after water flooding
- Ventilating shower, laundry and cooking areas