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Some Interesting Facts about Mold

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Interesting facts about mold

  • Christmas trees can be a source of mold spores.
  • Mold can develop very fast but stay hidden for a long time.
  • Some mold species are toxic in both a live form and a dead form.
  • Mildew is a type of mold that remains on the surface. 
  • Each year mold destroys more wood than all the fires and termites combined. 
  • Mold can be used in antibiotics, such as penicillin which is a purified mold.
  • There are over 10,000 species of mold but only 5 of them are commonly found indoors.
  • Mold requires three things to grow:
    1. Organic food source. (Includes most building materials such as wood, drywall, insulation, etc.)
    2. Water source. (e.g. flooding, leaks, condensation, etc.)
    3. High relative humidity (Above 60% is ripe for mold growth. Keep below 50% to be safe.).

If you think you have a mold problem and would like a professional to come out and test it for you call your local SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim / Bellmawr at 856-349-7318 and we will be happy to help you. 

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