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What Is Mold?

Mold is a fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors.

Mold is natural to our environment; some level of Mold is present at all times.

Outdoor Mold can be found in shady, damp areas such as where leaves lay or where vegetation is decomposing.

Indoor Mold is found when moisture levels rise above 60; for example, Attics, Crawl Spaces, Basements and Showers (bathrooms).

I See Mold But I Don’t Smell A Musty Odor, Why?

If I Don’t Smell Mold Is It Not Mold?

Mold can hide behind walls where moisture is present. 

Molds grow best in warm, damp (wet), and humid conditions. When Mold grows it can off-gas and produce the smell of musty odor that is so commonly associated with Mold.  

When conditions are right (humidity below 55 and temperature below 70 degrees), Molds will go dormant, like a lawn in winter.  

When temperatures rise and moisture levels increase Molds will grow again, which is when you are more likely to smell the musty odor

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