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3 Frequently Asked Questions About Mold

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

Black spots of mold on a wall Stachybotrys Chartarum also known as black mold

How Can Mold Establish Itself Without Being Detected?

If you have ever been surprised to discover significant mold growth in your Bryan, TX, business, you probably understand how easily mold can establish itself without being detected. Under the right conditions, a problem can develop in as little as one day. The more you understand the processes that enable this to happen, the better you can protect your workplace and employees.

1. What Causes it to Develop?
Mold is actually a type of fungus that is present in virtually every environment. The reproductive units of mold, spores, are airborne. Outdoors, these tiny particles serve to ensure that organic matter decomposes when necessary. In spaces where high humidity coincides with warm temperatures, resting spores can trigger mold growth that will eventually damage vulnerable surfaces, such as wood or drywall.

2. What is Black Mold?
Although the term black mold is commonly used to describe Stachybotrys chartarum, a particularly insidious species of mold, it can also appear as in green or brownish forms. Many species that are black in color are, in fact, not Stachybotrys. Because it can be extremely for an amateur to tell whether an infestation warrants extensive removal based on appearance alone, you should always contact an expert specializing in mold remediation with questions and concerns.

3. How Can I Prevent an Infestation?
Spores can continue further into their life cycle when they have found a moist environment to thrive in. Water damage or any event that creates a buildup of moisture can trigger accelerated growth. The best way to prevent a problem is to ensure that items in your space have properly dried after any moisture event. Continually check areas around showers, windows, or faucets so that you don't leave wetness unattended.
As a business owner, few things can cause as much peripheral stress as the prospect of a potential mold infestation. By educating yourself on its causes and signs, you give yourself the power to protect your workplace proactively.

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