Mold In Your Home

Mold Facts

Mold is present almost everywhere you are, however, many people are completely unaware of its presence in work, home, and public environments. Whether indoors or outdoors, mold spores are a constant in our lives.

Mold is a fungi that functions in our environment to breakdown organic materials and recycle the nutrients found therein. Resources such as paper, wood, dirt, leaves, and other organic material are key in the growth and reproductive process.

Molds often grow off of older molds. Mold spores lift airborne to populate new colonies or stay in place to increase the growth of its current colony. Color variations are due to the type of fungi and sometimes the material on which it feeds. The most common colors appear as variegations of green, gray, black or brown. Other interesting color variations include the white toxin found on wood and the vibrant blue found on citrus fruits.

Mold can cause serious health issues. If you are experiencing respiratory issues, you may be experiencing a reacting to mold. Symptoms include dry skin, wheezing, asthma attacks, strong coughs, and irritation of the nose and throat.  Some indications of mold present in your body are respiratory problems such as wheezing, dry coughs. If something looks or smells like mold, be cautious and treat it like a mold and get it out of your house quickly!

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