Mold is a scary thing to have in the home, but what exactly is mold? The fungus we often see in a home’s basement or attic is a type of fungus, different from any other plant or bacteria. Molds are a type of micro-organism that decomposes dead materials, the most common being wood. Mold is so small you have to look at it through a microscope to see the individual colonies, but that doesn’t mean you will not be able to see it. Mold colonies spread so quickly that it can change the color of an entire wall or piece of furniture in a few weeks. This fact is why a mold inspection is so necessary for your home.
Mold needs a few things for it to be able to grow mold:
- Mold spores (obviously)
Most of these are readily abundant in a home, but the most important factor of all others in moisture. That is why a basement, crawlspace, or attic is often a breeding ground for mold. The dark spaces of your home are most likely a hot spot for mold in any scale, whether you know it or not.
Weather could also be a major factor in mold growth. Mold inspections after a period of high humidity or rain are common, that is because this type of weather creates the perfect environment for mold. Several days of rain and humidity can change your moisture levels inside and out of your home. Areas like the coast have this type of weather year-round, so a mold inspection is even more necessary. Any type of leak, condensation, or dampness may cause a sudden growth of mold, so it is always necessary to be careful when these types of environments become normal around your home.
How To Get Rid of Mold For Good:
The trick to keeping out mold is ventilation. Looking back at the necessities for mold growth, the only one that you truly have constant control over is the moisture. Proper ventilation can be the difference in an environment perfect for growing mold. You will find this is always the solution once mold has been removed within a home.
If you suspect mold to be growing in your home, or you know that your basement/attic is definitely under the right conditions for mold growth, it may be time for a mold inspection. With Advanced Ventilation Solutions you can get this mold inspection completely free. AVS has the experience to know what to do to remove and eradicate the causes for mold growth. Offering professional support and, well, advanced ventilation techniques, there’s no better company to go to for your mold inspections and remediation!