Interesting Facts About Mold You Probably Never Thought About

It’s common to find mold outdoors and, unfortunately, indoors. Mold spores are all around us, but they become problematic when they find a place inside your home to thrive. Many people don’t know a lot about mold other than it shouldn’t be inside their homes. Here are a couple of things about mold that you may not have ever known (or thought about).

1. It’s alive!

Mold grows, so it makes sense that it’s alive. However, many people don’t think about this fact. Mold is a multi-cellular fungus that has a mostly asexual reproduction. It reproduces by releasing spores into the air, which typically colonize a wet area within 3 to 12 days. They grow and germinate within 24 to 48 hours.

2. There are an extremely large number of mold species.

There are over 10,000 species of mold. Before you panic, you’ll probably be glad to know that only a few of them are usually found inside a home. The most common mold species found inside a home are Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Aspergillus. The good news is that these molds don’t usually cause to many health problems other than allergies in some people. Mold testing in Tulsa, OK, can help you determine which species is in your home.

Mold can be a pretty interesting organism, but it’s still not welcome in your home. If you need mold removal or mold testing in Tulsa, OK, reach out to Stronghold Environmental.

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    Author: Allyson Allyn

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