Mold is fungi. Mold grows throughout the natural and built environment. Tiny particles of mold are present in outdoor and indoor air. In nature, mold helps break down dead materials and can be found growing on soil, foods, plant matter, and other items. Mold produces microscopic cells called “spores” which are very tiny and spread easily through the air. Live spores act like seeds, forming new mold growths (colonies) when they find the right conditions.
Mold should not be permitted to grow and multiply indoors. When this happens, health problems can occur and building materials, goods, and furnishings may be damaged.
When we at Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services are completing our 5 Star Home Inspection of your home, we will be reporting on any signs of visible or suspected mold.