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Most of us only know the general information about mold, like it is bad for our homes and can be difficult to remove. We also know that mold is not good for our health, and exposure should be limited as much as possible. That being said, many of us are not as familiar with what exactly mold is, how it grows, and what to do if we find it in our own homes here in White Plains. Let’s change that by giving you all the information you need on common household molds and how we, at Maxon’s, can help.
Mold is a type of fungus that is found naturally occurring both indoors and outside. Mold is incredibly diverse and there are many different types manifesting themselves in many different shapes and colors. The one thing all molds have in common is how they reproduce and spread – through spores. Mold spores are essentially tiny microscopic seeds that can withstand conditions incompatible with mold growth, and travel through the air. These spores can land on surfaces where they will sit dormant until the proper conditions conducive to life come along – namely a food source and moisture. Mold is extremely resourceful and only needs a small amount of water to survive. Paper and wood products are particularly susceptible to mold growth because the mold can feed off of these organic substances by decomposing them. Places that have a relative humidity of over 60% are perfect breeding grounds for mold. Mold grows into multicellular structures called ‘hyphae’ that spread in a thread-like shape, extending the hyphae-like hairs. There are over 60,000 species of mold, but here are a few types that are concerning for homeowners particularly.
Regardless of which type of mold is found in your home, removal needs to be done quickly, safely, and effectively. While there are many solutions for mold removal you can try on your home, the best and most effective way to ensure proper mold removal is to call in the professionals at Maxons. Proper containment and removal of mold are essential to preventing further spread and contamination of the air in your home. Attempting to remove mold yourself can actually make matters worse and result in spreading mold spores further and farther into your home. Instead, you can trust the certified mold removal technicians at Maxon’s follows strict industry protocols, use the most advanced products and equipment, and do not stop until the job is done and the site is deemed clean and habitable without the risk of mold exposure.