What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms found almost everywhere. It can appear black, white, and other colors, though black is the most common type of mold. Outdoors, molds play an important role in nature, breaking down dead leaves, plants, and trees. You’re exposed to mold every day.
How Does Mold Grow?
Mold grows and forms through moisture and reproduces by means of tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air.
How Does Mold Spread?
Mold growing on any surface in the home will release additional mold spores that will then travel and spread to other areas of the house. With mold traveling through the air, it can get into heating ducts, people’s skin, clothing, shoes, shopping bags, and even on the fur of the family pet.
Can You See Mold Spores?
Mold spores are too small to detect with the naked eye, they are everywhere around us and you cannot avoid being exposed to them. There are companies that do mold testing so you know where the mold lies within the property.
How to Prevent Mold Growth
Reducing moisture in your home is the best way to prevent or eliminate mold growth, as mold spores can’t grow without moisture. However, if there is already mold growing in your home, it’s important to clean up the mold and fix the problem causing dampness. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the problem, the mold will most likely return and can lead to health problems.
Ready to Help with All Your Mold Removal Needs
Give JW Home Care a call at 805-301-6631 so that our IICRC certified technicians can go in and do the mold remediation for you, so you can rest assured knowing it was done properly and you can go on with your day to day activities.