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10 Mold Facts You Should Remember About Molds
[from ecamold.com]:

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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