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Finding Mold in your Home

6/15/2016 (Permalink)

Fungi and Mold spores are everywhere and naturally occur in our environment. Fungi and mold can be found in breads, baked goods, alcoholic beverages, mushrooms, and even penicillin. The use of these molds are ordinary occurrences and can produce fantastic results. Health concerns can arise when mold begins to grow indoors. Once there is the intrusion of water in your home or place of business this creates an environment conducive for unhealthy microbial growth. The spores can multiply and grow feeding off the organic materials that are found in high humidity level environments. This is why it is so important to have a professional handle drying a structure following water intrusion. Some warning signs following an ongoing moisture problem:

  • The presence of visible mold
  • Strong odors which may indicate mold is present
  • Any evidence of past water intrusion problems that might indicate previous mold growth
  • Excessive Humidity

Call SERVPRO® of Gurnee and SERVPRO® of Libertyville/N. Chicago City/ Lake Bluff for a quote on our mold testing available: air test, tape test, or swab test and/or a quote for inspection/remediation.

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