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10 FUN(?) FACTS ABOUT MOLD!
(fun? )
  • 1. Outdoors, mold exists nearly everywhere.
  • 2. There are over 10,000 species of mold.
  • 3. Mold helps break down, or decompose, organic material.
  • 4. Every home has mold, somewhere.
  • 5. Not all mold is harmfully toxic but it can certainly cause allergy problems.
  • 6. Stachybotrys, a form of toxic mold, is actually uncommon and usually found only in homes that have been flooded or have other severe, prolonged water damage.
  • 7. One common antibiotic is actually a purified mold - penicillium notatum, or penicillin.
  • 8 . Mold growth in a home is not limited to flooding & water damage - any exposure to moisture such as a lawn sprinkler, condensation, steam (as from an unvented shower in the bathroom) or periodic leaking that is not attended to will foster the growth of mold.
  • 9. Your homeowner insurance may specifically exclude coverage for damage directly related to mold.
  • 10. Mold spores can not be eliminated from indoor environments; BUT they will only germinate into mold in the presence of moisture.
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Written By:  Karen Rice, Pike Wayne PA Real Estate 
Date Posted: 2008-03-23  

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