What Is Mold

Molds are fungi. Molds grow outdoors and indoors and are found everywhere in almost all environments. Tiny particles of mold are present in indoor and outdoor air. In nature, molds help break down dead materials and can be found growing on soil, foods, plant matter, and other items. Molds produce microscopic cells called "spores" which are very tiny and spread easily through the air. Live spores act like seeds, forming new mold growths (colonies) when they find the right conditions. All molds are allergens however there are some species of molds that can be toxins. In door mold problems are usually the result of water intrusion. Remember, mold is already in almost every indoor environment on the planet. Mold growth requires a viable mold spore, a food source, water and proper temperature. Every structure already has all necessary requirements for mold growth except a water source. When water is introduced.


Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus niger





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