Molds will grow on just about anything where dampness, moisture and humidity are present. The spores float through the air seeking out a nutrient rich place to land. Spores will produce mold when they meet proper nutrients such as cellulose in the form of paper, drywall and wood just to name a few. Basement flooding, leaky roofs and indoor plumbing problems can all contribute to the growth of mold in our homes and work place. Dangerous molds will begin to grow after a flood within 24 hours. Underlying carpet padding, sub flooring and lower levels are the most susceptible to mold growth.
Visually identifying mold and the cause is one of the more difficult jobs for a mold remediation
Mycotoxins are produced by certain molds that are commonly referred to as “toxic mold”. Prolonged exposure to toxic molds can result in severe cold and flu like symptoms ranging from sinus problems, bleeding lungs, neurological problems and in the most extreme cases of toxic mold exposure, fatality may result.