What is mold and where does it grow?

Mold is the tiniest form of fungus which appears in various colors and forms.

It thrives on just about anything that can supply it with the required conditions which is enough space for it to spread and the correct temperature, approximately 80 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius)

The most usual environments for mold growth are basements, cellars, kitchens, washrooms or any other dark, moist area. Food that has not been properly refrigerated, especially animal matter is prone to the development of mold.

Mold is also likely to develop on furniture and other objects that have been subjected to a flooding or even a leakage.

Mold can appear as a discoloration. Its color can be black, red, green white brown or orange. It is sometimes accompanied by a musty odor.

Is mold a health hazard?

Your general health can be affected by mold in various ways. Headaches stomach pain and skin rashes all can be a result of mold. There is a wide range of reactions to mold starting from minor allergic attacks like coughing sneezing and wheezing to serious asthmatic conditions and even liver damage or cancer. Call Orange Restoration today for your mold remediation services!