What Causes Mold in Homes?

Mold Restoration

Mold is an important part of nature, helping with the decomposition of organic matter and the recycling of nutrients in ecosystems. While outdoor mold is essential, mold growing indoors presents health hazards and can cause property damage. Molds reproduce by means of tiny airborne spores that travel virtually anywhere, even in our homes.

Even though there are traces of mold spores indoors, they need the right “ingredients” to produce mold. Unfortunately, the conditions for mold growth are found in most homes: a food source (such as drywall, carpet, and wood), warmth, darkness, enough time to grow, and most importantly, moisture. Since moisture is an essential factor in mold growth, here are the common culprits that cause elevated moisture in homes:

Mold can also grow in various unexpected areas in the home, which can make mold remediation more difficult. Learn more mold prevention tips in this article and the dos and don’ts of minor mold cleaning here. For professional mold removal, as well as fire and water restoration services, contact your local PuroClean office.

Last edited on 2nd of July 2018