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The Biology of Mold in Alamo Heights, Texas

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Home that has mold on the walls and ceiling SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is here to help at the first signs of water damage to help prevent mold in your Alamo Heights home

How much do you know about mold?  SERVPRO of Alamo Heights knows a lot about mold and should be called at the first signs of microbial growth.  Did you know that mold is a fungus?  There are at least 20,000 species, but may be as many as 300,000 different species of mold.  It is classified as a saprophyte and most species derive nutrients from decomposing organic matter.  Mold grows by sending out branches via spores.  Airflow carries the spores off and they remain airborne until gravity finally causes them to settle.  So what can make mold harmful?  It is the mycotoxins that are produced by some fungi that attach to mold spores.  Do you know what mold requires to grow?  First, there must be mold spores, a food source (organic material), temperature between 32 degrees and 122 degrees Fahrenheit, water, and time (as little as 2 days).  If you notice microbial growth, call us today at (210) 822-2063.

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