Mold is very common in both outdoors and indoor environments. It constantly produces spores that travel through the air and into the most suitable areas for dissemination and growth. Outdoors, mold doesn’t represent a threat for humans, nor animals. In fact, it’s part of the natural ecosystem, as it helps decompose organic matter like dead trees, leaves, etc.
Indoors, however, mold may result in numerous health complications: allergies, respiratory problems and intoxication is expected when humans are exposed to highly contaminated areas.
Mold is likely to grow in the bathroom, laundry room, kitchen (inside cabinets, under the sink, and even behind the fridge), basement, attic, among others. What do these areas share in common? They’re typically moist. All that mold needs to grow is a water source and organic matter. Water is present in humid, damp environments, and organic matter can be anything from paperboard, cartonboard, drywall, wood, insulation panels, carpeting and upholstery, etc. While mold can’t feed from concrete, glass, and metals, it can still grow on these surfaces.
It’s important to act and remediate mold damage quickly. Mold can easily become a big problem for houses because of how fast it grows and consumes surfaces. Bio-One of Chula Vista’s certified technicians can help you determine the level of mold damage in your house and we can take care of it using EPA-approved chemicals and procedures. Learn about the different types of mold that could be growing inside your house and how our specialists can help you remediate these areas in a timely manner.