Mold Learning Center
Mold Learning Center

Microscopic airborne mold spores travel on air currents and can reattach elsewhere, growing into ever-expanding colonies.

When a home or other structure has standing water or chronic indoor humidity problems, mold inevitably follows. And once mold forms, it spreads quickly. Microscopic airborne mold spores travel on air currents reattach elsewhere, growing into ever-expanding colonies. Indoor mold can cause extensive property damage and degrades indoor air quality, triggering serious health and respiratory issues.

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Mold growth in crawl space due to high humidity.

Mold: How it Grows and Spreads

Mold is a type of fungus that is present everywhere, indoors and outdoors and is essential to our eco-system. Mold is nature's recycling system that breaks down dead organic matter like rotting trees into simpler compounds.

With mold, location matters. The mold that exists in the soil and trees outside your home is not a concern. However, indoor mold - mold growing inside our homes and buildings -- can cause adverse health effects and property damage. Indoor mold is potentially dangerous and must be removed. In addition to health issues and property damage, indoor mold growth is also a sure sign that there is a water or moisture problem that must be identified and fixed. Mold is a symptom of a water problem!

High indoor humidity levels are a problem in New Jersey. Once indoor relative humidity rises above 60%, there is a high risk of mold growth. We commonly find chronically high humidity in hot and humid basements, crawl spaces, and attics. Hygrometers (humidity meters) are inexpensive devices that provide accurate measurements of indoor relative humidity levels. The CDC recommends humidity levels be kept below 50%.

Key Mold Facts that Every Homeowner Should Know

  • There are thousands of strains of mold. Mold comes in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures. There is no such thing as a "safe" mold or a safe quantity of mold. Any type of mold and any quantity of mold has the potential to cause health issues. Mold is a living fungus that can grow anywhere. All it needs is a food source (some organic matter), moisture, the right temperature, and air.
  • Some people are more susceptible to respiratory and other health problems caused by mold exposure.
  • Mold can grow in temperatures as low as 40°F, which is common in the unheated non-living spaces of our home.
  • If conditions are right, mold can begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours.
  • Most general liability and property insurance policies specifically exclude mold. Mold damage is usually the responsibility of the property owner.
Mold removal in Central NJ

If conditions are right, mold can begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours.

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Farmingdale, NJ 07727

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