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  • Writer's pictureSteve Worsley

What makes toxic mold grow?

What makes toxic mold grow?

Mold is naturally occurring in the environment. There will never be a state where you won't have mold in your home. The concern exists when the level of mold is above normal levels and/or when the mold present is mold that's making you sick. In these cases, excessive amounts of mold can cause negative health effects to those living in your household.

So how does mold go from being normal to being harmful?

It's all about your home becoming the right environment in which toxic mold grows.

How does that happen?

Mold spores reproduce when the environment is right. Three things are required to produce a good environment for mold growth:

1- Mold spores (again, mold spores are present in all homes)

2- Humidity levels above 60% - the moist, humid air is a breeding ground for mold spores

3- Cellulose materials (mold grows on cellulose material; this is food for mold; cellulose material include things like insulation, wood and sheet rock)

When mold has the above three components, it can breed like the fast and the furious which can easily impact your indoor air quality in a very short period of time.

If you have any concerns about mold in your home, contact Steve at CNC Contractor Services (Email: and we can schedule a phone consultation that will give you a step-by-step personalized mold plan that will guide you through what to do next.

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