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Mold and Contamination

A word on mold and fungal contamination

Mold (also referred to as “microscopic fungi”) is part of a wide variety of microorganisms also encompassing mushrooms and yeasts. These microorganisms can manifest themselves quite frequently, and their proliferation can become exponential, producing spores and mycelia.

Mold proliferates when provided with enough moisture. If your items remain dry, it is impossible for mold to grow.

Excess moisture in a house often revolves around water seepage under the floors, in the walls, through the roof, or via plumbing leaks. Water seeps into a building if the structure has been altered. When there is not enough ventilation to extract the extra moisture, it accumulates inside the house.

The occupants of a house also produce levels of moisture through the accomplishment of their daily activities such as bathing, doing laundry, and cooking.

Different types of mold are formed depending on the existing material. Some types grow in the presence of high humidity, while others may still emerge despite the absence of water.

Moisture contained within any material may be sufficient for mold formation.


Mold and Contamination