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Mold At Your Business

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

What is it?

Mold is a type of fungus. It can be black, white, orange, green, or purple and live almost anywhere indoors and outside. Molds can grow on virtually any substance, as long as moisture or water, oxygen, and an organic source are present. Molds reproduce by creating tiny spores that usually cannot be seen to the naked eye. Mold spores continually float through the indoor and outdoor air until it finds a viable place to land and expand. Indoors, mold growth should be avoided.

Why is it an issue?

Problems may arise when mold starts eating away at materials, affecting the look, smell, and possibly, with the respect to wood-framed buildings, affecting the structural integrity of the buildings. Molds digest whatever they land on in order to survive. There are molds that grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods and insulation, while other molds feast on the everyday dust and dirt that gather in the moist regions of a building. 

What should I do?

Your first step is to try and determine the source. If the mold is not visible. We at SERVPRO of Bangor/Ellsworth are trained to detect areas of carpet or flooring that have moisture and provide a haven for mold to grow.

If a major mold discovery is made at your business. Please do not hesitate to call us at (207) 947-0400.

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