You Should Remember About Molds
1 - Mold spores are everywhere outdoors.
There is no practical way to eliminate all mold spores indoors.
2 - Exposure to elevated levels of mold
can cause serious health problem.
3 - There are many molds that have the
potential to cause health problems including, but not limited to,: Alternaria, Aspergillus, Chaetomium,
Cladosporium, Fusarium, Penicillium, Stachybotrys. Any mold species in
elevated levels indoors can cause mold health problems according to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
4 - Molds spores can cause health
problems even if the spores are dead.
5 - Mold requires an organic food source,
such as cloth, sheetrock, wood, and moisture source to grow. Mold can begin
to grow if any organic material that remains wet for more than 48 hours. The
way to control mold growth indoors is to control moisture indoors.
6 - Molds can grow undetected inside wall
spaces, under carpet and inside HVAC.
7 - Mold growth can often be the visible
sign of a structural defect that allows moisture to intrude into a building.
8 - If the moisture problem is not
resolved, the mold growth will return.
9 - Cleanup of large areas of mold growth
can cause airborne levels of spores to increase up to 10,000 times.
10- The best way to abate mold growth
indoors is to remove the impacted materials.
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