Mold is not only unsightly, it can cause structural damage, allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Clark’s is certified and insured as a mold remediation company and all our work meets EPA and OSHA guidelines.
Mold spores play a significant role in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, like the fallen tree in the woods. However, these same spores, left unchecked in your home environment, can lead to significant damage and/or health concerns.
Optimum conditions for mold growth:
Yes, but not all people react the same when they come in contact with mold. However, mold has the potential to cause health problems, especially in people with immune deficiencies, or those with respiratory conditions. Also at risk are infants, children and the elderly.
Potential mold health issues:
Fungus is a microscopic substance that exists in the air around us all the time. It is neither plant nor animal, nor a type of bacteria---it's a separate type of living organism that occupies its own kingdom of classification.
Mold is one type of fungus. There are hundreds of thousands of species of fungus. The only way you can be 100% sure a certain fungus is indeed "Mold" is by having it tested to confirm that it is a mold.
How moisture levels affect growth:
While it is impossible to completely eliminate all mold in the home, mold growth can be controlled by: