IDENTIFYING MOLD IN YOUR HOME OR CONDO

Mold can grow in many different places, even in areas you do not see.

  • The following may be indicators of mold:
    • Musty odors
    • Water stains
    • Water leaks or other moisture problems
  • Experts will commonly find mold in the following areas:
    • Spore infiltration through windows, doors, and HVAC systems
    • Moisture intrusion through the exterior envelope of the building
    • Moisture condensation on HVAC system components
    • Mold growth as the result of leaking utilities or improper clean up following flooding or sewer backups.
  • Mold can grow within 48 hours in the following conditions:
    • Temperate climates above 70 degrees.
    • Excessive humidity
    • Nutrient sources in high cellulose and low nitrogen content areas behind walls, in wood, below floor coverings, in books, etc…
      • Fiberboard
      • Gypsum board
      • Construction paper
    • Presence of moisture from water leaks, condensation or flooding
  • Reoccurring physical symptoms or health related problem