Mold can come in many shapes and colors (see pictures below) and can be found in several different environments but ultimately thriving in warm, damp, and humid conditions1. Molds produce spores, which spread and survive in conditions that do not support typical mold growth1. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is unknown exactly how many mold species exist but it is estimated that there are between tens of thousands to over three hundred thousand1.
Depending on the amount of mold and where it is found, clean up can be easy. But what about the mold growing in your home that you can’t see? It’s possible for mold to grow in places that aren’t visible or easily accessible. This can be dangerous as the mold growth can still have a negative effect on your health. Hidden mold can often be found on the underside of carpets, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, utility tunnels, pipe chases, roof materials, and inside air handling units2. Below is a picture of mold that was hidden behind wallpaper.
There are several ways in which hidden mold can be identified: if a building smells moldy, if occupants are experiencing health problems, and if there has been water damage2. Remember that hidden mold is often detected behind or inside materials so it is vital to take extra precautions such as wearing protective clothing and using personal protective equipment2. For instance, removing wallpaper can release massive amounts of spores into the air, allowing mold growth to expand2. If you suspect there is hidden mold growth, it is best to call a professional.
The highly trained professionals at MN Mold Removal Experts have tools and tests to help identify, remove, and prevent future mold growth. The health and safety of building occupants and technicians is a top priority. The MN Mold Removal Experts have experience removing hidden mold in both residential and commercial buildings and are committed to high industry and safety standards.
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