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So you think you have mold. You see black fuzzy stuff growing on your basement wall and you're thinking, this can not be good.
When faced with this situation, don't panic. There are a few things you can do before calling in a mold inspector. First, do you detect an odor? Certain molds can produce powerful Mycotoxins which can throw off an odor. So if sense a musty or earthy smell, it is a good possibility you're smelling mold.
Next, carefully look at the discoloration. Is it black, green or white? These are the most common colors associated with mold.
Check the physical appearance of the surface in question. Does it appear fuzzy, cottony or leathery? If so, there's a good chance you are looking at mold.
Never store important documents in cardboard boxes in your basement
Is the area you're looking at damp or is there a humidifier close by? Has there been previous water damage in the area? If so, it is probably time to call in a professional mold inspector.
Is the suspect area in a bathroom? Do you always run the bathroom exhaust vent after showering? If not, the steam from showering has likely caused mold to begin growing.
Are there cardboard boxes, old books or wood in the immediate area? Then you've provided a terrific food source for mold to grow.
Identifying mold is no easy task. It certainly helps to familiarize yourself with the places mold likes to grow such as attics, basements, garages and bathrooms. However, you also need an understanding of what mold needs to grow and flourish. Namely a food source and dark damp conditions. This is why it is always best to call in a professional mold inspector whenever you suspect mold. Always remember that the sooner mold contamination is detected, the less damage it will cause to your home and the less it will cost to remove.
IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation
Mold is a fungus that thrives on a moist climate that contains a food source. These food sources can include wood, sheetrock, wallpaper glue and more. Below is a list of the common causes of mold growth:
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