What Is Mold?
Molds and mildew are forms of fungi found all year round both indoors and outdoors. There are thousands of species of mold and they can be any color. Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions, although it can grow during cold weather. Many times, mold can be detected by a musty odor.
How Does Mold Enter A Home?
Mold spores may enter your house from the outside through open doorways, windows, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems with outdoor air intakes. Spores in the air outside also attach themselves to people and animals, making clothing, shoes, bags, and pets convenient vehicles for carrying mold indoors.
Is Mold Dangerous?
The molds that produce airborne toxins can cause serious symptoms, such as breathing difficulties, memory and hearing loss, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, and acid reflux. The most dangerous mold strains are: Chaetomium and Stachybotrys chartarum as they have been proven to produce demylenating mycotoxins among others.