Can mold travel from one house to another? First we need to understand what mold is, and how it can travel
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 Travel?
Mold growing on any surface in the home will release additional mold spores. Ultimately, 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 see with your eyes. They are all around and we can’t get away from 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.
Can Mold Travel From One House To Another?
Short answer is yes, but if you protect yourself and your property no. For Example, contents that has been damaged by mold, needs to be cleaned properly or disposed of it before moving Mold spores could continue to grow and spread in the new house if the right conditions are met. JW Home Care stands ready to help you, if you have questions or need help with a mold remediation project contact us by clicking here or by calling us at 805-443-3232