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Fungi and mold

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful.  Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health effects for some people.

The intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth.  Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks, and poor humidity control.  When water is present and is not immediately addressed, the resulting damage can present an increased risk of potentially harmful mold growth.  If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.

SERVPRO of Boise handles water damage every day and knows that prompt action is very important to prevent mold growth.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, be on the lookout for:

  • Presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors, which are a strong indicator of mold.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems.
  • Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified indoor air quality/environment professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

If you think you may have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Boise today to protect your health and your property

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