Did you know that both old and new homes can have mold problems? Mold has been shown to grow in just about every environment on the planet; in fact, it has been found on six of the seven continents and thrives most in temperatures ranging from 45 degrees F to 120 degrees F.
It’s no wonder then that these fungi are commonly found throughout homes. These single-celled organisms thrive best when they are supplied an ideal hiding spot and plenty of food such as drywall or wood. A few common places mold can be found in your home include the following:
- Crawl spaces or storage areas
- Summer cottages
- Woodshops or backyard sheds
But why do molds like these places in our homes as opposed to other rooms? Mold needs three ideal living conditions to thrive: Darkness, moisture and food. Sunlight will often kill mold spores, and without moisture, then it’s more difficult for it to gain a foothold on the area. Their food source will mainly consist of building materials such as wood, drywall or tile grout.
When to Call a Mold Removal Specialist
If you’ve noticed a musty odor in any of these places, or you can visibly see the mold in your home, then it’s time to call a mold remediation specialist such as Bay State Mold Removal. Make sure that the company runs a series of mold testing to determine the type of mold and that they find the underlying cause of the issue. Contact our professionals today for a free estimate!