Common Mold Problems In Florida

Everyone loves Florida’s climate. It is called the “Sunshine State”, and warm winter temperatures make for a popular international vacation destination. But there is a damp side to Florida. Between its many bodies of water, annual rainfall and areas of the state that are considered “sub-tropical” and “tropical”, Florida is a state that is very moist. Which means that there is an environment for mold growth.

Molds grow by spreading spores, which are carried by air currents. Were all of these molds out of doors, there would be no problem. But mold thrive with humid conditions in thousands of Florida homes, finding sa\Fe havens behind: drywall

  • behind shower and bath tiles
  • enclosed areas under sinks

A mold colony can become large, and the atmosphere within a home can become quite dense with millions of microscopic spores. While these spores can’t be seen with the naked eye, since mold often takes on the form of dark, unsightly splotches, shouldn’t homeowners be seeing these infestations as they grow? Not necessarily. Molds require dark, damp areas to get established, which means that they often get their start in home areas not visible and people are unaware until a serious problem arises. That’s why mold testing is so important if any mold is suspected.

Testing is the first step in mold removal, in order to make sure such it is is done correctly, it should be done by a professional environmental testing company such as AirMD, whose consultants, whether testing for mold or asbestos, make sure that results are correct.

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Mold Inspection