Mold In Your Home:

First, WHAT is mold?! Mold is one of the structures that certain fungi can form. The dust-like, colored appearance of molds is due to the formation of spores containing fungal secondary metabolites. The spores are the dispersal units of the fungi. Not all fungi form molds!

Molds, like most fungi, break down plant and animal matter in the environment. They can grow almost anywhere there is moisture and organic material such as in soil, on foods and plants, and in people’s homes.

Here is a list of the most common sources of moisture in residential homes that we see often at MC Shine:

  • Roof leaks
  • Indoor plumbing leaks
  • Outdoor drainage problems
  • Damp basements and crawl spaces
  • Steam from the bathroom or kitchen
  • Condensation on cool surfaces
  • Humidifiers
  • Wet clothes drying inside the home
  • Clothes dryer venting indoors
  • Poor or improper ventilation of heating and cooking appliances

Why is mold growing in my home?

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, but none of them will grow without water or a moisture source.

How do I get rid of mold?!

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating throughout the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. Please remember, in most cases, you do not want to touch it or clean it without consulting with MC Shine’s professionals first! It is 100% FREE to have one of our professionals come to your home or place of business to inspect. Usually, we will find the source that is causing the problem. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the water problem, then most likely, the mold problem will come back. Now that you know, don’t try this cleaning task on your own  CALL MC SHINE FIRST!

If you have noticed mold in your home or place of business, it is crucial that you contact MC Shine, an IICRC Certified mold remediation company ASAP; otherwise, the mold may lead to the following consequences:

  • Fast spreading throughout the property
  • Accelerated and uncontrolled development of mold
  • Serious damage to your health
  • Damage to floor coverings, walls, and other parts of furniture
  • The occurrence of secondary damage not covered by insurance