Frequently Asked Questions

What is mold?

Mold is a fungus, and it’s found almost everywhere—everywhere with water, warmth, oxygen and a food supply, that is. Outdoor mold has an important role in the ecological scheme of things: It breaks down organic matter (e.g., dead leaves, plants, trees) and returns those nutrients to the soil. Without mold, without those nutrients, the entire food chain would go berserk.


What causes mold in a house?

Several factors create the “perfect storm” for mold infiltrating your home:Mold Spores
Moisture
Warmth
Oxygen
Darkness
Mold Food
Time (24-48 hours)

What does mold smell like?

Mold produces gasses called microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs). Some are odorless, but some smell like what we usually associate with mold. We call it “musty,” but that’s not real descriptive. In fact, it’s a very difficult odor to describe. So here are the attempts people have made, and you may get at least an inkling of what it smells like.· The earthy, damp, loamy smell of the forest (but without the continual flow of fresh air in the forest)· The smell of dirt covered by decaying leaves· Wet, dirty socks and/or a grungy locker room· Stale, like old books or any papers improperly stored for a long time· Old cheese· Wet dog

Is Mold Dangerous? How Dangerous is mold?

It is. The danger runs the gamut from minimal to deadly. The danger is exacerbated when the mold is hidden—as it so often is: in the walls, under the floorboards or carpets, in the dark nooks and crannies of the basement or attic. It is also a more dire problem for infants and toddlers; the elderly; people with certain pre-existing health problems, such as asthma, COPD and emphysema; and anyone with a weakened immune system, e.g., HIV, AIDS and chemotherapy patients. But, make no mistake, the more toxic molds are dangerous regardless of age or health status. The danger also depends on the mold species, the amount present and the length of exposure.

Does homeowners insurance cover mold?

Well, it’s complicated. But then insurance coverage often is. So here are generalities and then you can check your own policy and with your state’s insurance regulations.Insurers cover mold contamination that results from sudden and unforeseen accidents, such as a burst pipe, a toilet that overflowed or a malfunctioning A/C unit—as long as you take reasonable steps to mitigate the damage.Examples of what will be covered· The hot water heater bursts and mold grows on the surrounding walls.
· Mold develops due to the fire company extinguishing a fire at your home.
· The dishwater goes haywire and floods your kitchen.

What are signs of mold in your house?

Often, you can smell mold before you see it. Even if you have never smelled it before, there’s a distinctive odor that is musty, stale, dirty. Approach it this way: if your home never smells that bad, consider mold as the likely culprit.There’s no getting around it: Mold is ugly as well as smelly. It’s that dark splotch, fuzzy lump, or furry patch. It might be black, white, orange, gray-green, olive-green, brown, yellow or blue—colorful but not pretty! Sometimes you see the effects of mold rather than the mold itself: Bubbling, peeling paint or wallpaper; warped, bulging walls; dark rings or spots on the ceiling or wall. That condensation on the windows or pipes? Condensation is the bearer of bad news: Your home is too humid, and humidity is a breeding ground for mold.

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