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What Causes Mold and Mildew?

Updated: 3 days ago

Are you having a mold and mildew problem at home? You’re not alone. The problem is that the naked eye can’t see the spores that cause the colonies to form. In small colonies mold and mildew can cause respiratory issues if it’s not treated properly.



What Causes Mold and Mildew?


Mold grows on wood, insulation, carpet, food upholstery, clothing, or paper. So what causes it? It’s the dark and humid conditions that allow mold to thrive. Like mold, mildew grows in humid conditions with very little light source. The growth occurs when a spore is in a suitable area that can develop the colonies.

Where do Mold and Mildew Form?

There are certain areas where mold and mildew prefer to live. Although mold and mildew is most commonly found on food, you can find it where oxygen, heat, darkness, and moisture are combined. A few places to look are fireplaces, chimneys, walls, furniture, insulation, mattresses, and crawl spaces.



Call the Mold Experts

If you notice potential mold growth in your home, call the mold experts right away to get help. Additionally, contact Cascade Insulation to schedule an asbestos air monitoring, household mold removal, lead testing, or asbestos air testing. Contact us today at (541) 388-2600 or fill out the form here.



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