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Mold Is Our Friend in the Forest, But Not in Our Homes

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mold removal, mold cleanup, mold inspection, cape cod plymouthDid you know that mold lives in soil? Or that it lives in plants, too? It especially likes to live on dead or decaying matter.

Mold plays a key role in the breakdown of leaves, wood and other plant debris. It belongs to the kingdom Fungi, but unlike plants, mold has no chlorophyll, and therefore must survive by digesting plant materials and other organic materials. In fact, without mold, the environment would be overwhelmed with large amounts of dead plant materials.

This is not to suggest that mold is entirely our friend. In fact, in the home, it is a very much unwanted guest.

Mold spores are in the air all around us, both indoors and outdoors. When mold spores land on a damp spot, they will begin to grow. So long as that spot remains damp, mold will continue to grow. If left unchecked, the mold will destroy whatever it is growing on, including the building materials used in your home and furnishings.

So, if you control the damp, you control the mold. Because mold can digest and survive on so many things, moisture control is the key to mold control. Remove the source of the moisture – – leaky pipes, leaky roofs, leaky windows, for instance. Common sites for mold growth in your home include bathroom tiles, basement walls, and windows where moisture condenses.

If you suspect mold is present in your home, our FREE inspection will help uncover it. Once discovered, we’ll remove your mold and clean up the moldy areas. However, we’ll also determine the source of the moisture that the mold was thriving in and eliminate it for you.

So, call today and we’ll be right out to inspect. Mold may be our friend in the forest, but it’s no friendly guest in our homes. The Mold Pros are ready to help.

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