Yuma, AZ Real Estate News

By Cort Bacon
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Molds (at times interchangeable with "mildew") are found virtually everywhere in our environment and are a subgroup of the fungi family. Molds are simple microscopic organisms containing enzymes (responsible for digesting and decomposing) and spores (in charge of reproduction). Their mission is to digest the organic world around them.For mold to grow it needs Moisture or any type of water intrusion (standing water, dampness, condensation, high humidity) Building materials containing cellulose (wood, drywall, insulation, carpets, etc.) Limited ventilation or sunlight Suitable temperature (mold grows at temperatures above 0ºF [-18ºC]) Given optimal conditions, mold spores will germinate within 24 to 48 hours. Optimal conditions for spore germination include saturated building materials, h...
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