What is Mold? What is a Mold Spore?

  • Mold eats and destroys normal building materials used in your home when they get wet
  • Mold reproduces and spreads by shedding microscopic mold spores in the air
  • Mold spores travel through the air and we breathe them in – sometimes in large enough amounts that are unhealthy.
  • Indoor mold types that can damage your home and health include:
  • •Aspergillus / Penicillium / Trichoderma
  • •Stachybotrys / Chaetomium / Ulocladium
  • •Cladosporium / Alternaria / Curvularia

What does mold do when growing in buildings?

  • Ruin building materials
  • Destroy personal possessions
  • Can cause allergies
  • Can trigger asthma

Mold Facts you need to know

  • Water is the problem, mold is the result of excess water
  • Mold can grow and produce spores in as little as 24 – 48 hours
  • Most thrive in temperatures we feel comfortable in
  • Airborne mold can be inhaled
  • Presence of mold growth can impact your health, at home, the office or school

Why You Should Test?

  • To answer the question, “Do I have a hidden mold growing in my home?”
  • To know what kind of mold you may have
  • To avoid unseen potential health risks
  • To maintain the healthy state of your home
  • To solve building defects such as dry rot, warping and deterioration of your home
  • To avoid future expense of a massive remediation
  • Peace of mind when buying or selling a house