“You’ve got mold.” These three words are enough to strike fear into the heart of any homeowner. Mold and mildew have a horrible reputation – a reputation that is well deserved. The spores produced by mold and mildew can pose a serious health threat to your family, particularly those family members who have compromised immune systems or respiratory challenges. If you have a loved one with asthma or allergies, you already know that mold is a very big deal.
Mold and mildew are living organisms. They need certain conditions in order to grow and thrive. Unfortunately, these conditions are extremely common in our homes: oxygen, moisture, and a food source. Mold can grow on walls, ceilings, and floors. It can grow in your carpets, your attic, and in the space behind your walls. You don’t even need to be able to see mold for it to be a problem in your life.