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post #1 of Old 03-12-2010, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Mold Types and Causes

There are many types of mold…
(1) Cladosporium
(2) Penicillium
(3) Aspergillus
(4) Alternaria
(5) Stachybotrys atra
Mold spores may come into a home throughout windows or open doors, and can be bring into the home after attaching to people and pets… In order for a mold spore to grow there must be
(1) abundant moisture,
(2) the correct temperature range
(3) a food source….
Many modern homes and buildings are constructed in a very air-tight manner…. Moisture may enter a building as a result of flooding, through broken pipes, or as a result of excessive rain..
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Types of Mold:

Mold is a fungus that exists both indoors and outdoors but not all molds are toxic.

Stachbotrys - known as black mold
Cladosporium, Fusarium, Alternaria and Penicillium
Aspergillus
Memnoniella
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post #3 of Old 09-22-2011, 09:41 PM
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Mold in Florida

Mold is attracted to humidity. If there is no humidity, mold cannot grow. Once a water damage loss occurs, it's important that the water is dried properly or mold will begin to reproduce very rapidly causing issues and leading to costly mold removal procedures.
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