Moisture, mold,

Viable vs. Nonviable Mold

Did you know that not all mold is dangerous? In this industry, I know a lot of times when I’m dealing with mold its under the assumption that it is, but it isn’t always. That’s my job, to find out if there is a mold issue, potential mold issue or if the mold found could pose a health risk or not.

When a mold is no longer releasing its spores into the air, its referred to as non-viable or dormant. It’s only when you change the surrounding environment that can activate mold or make it viable or airborne. Just like us, mold needs two things for life, water, and food! In the case of mold, moisture or humidity are water and food is the organic compound its on, from upholstery and carpet to drywall or wood.

This is why you’ll see a lot of blogs on our page reference moisture. Moisture and humidity are two things that mold loves, and needs to survive! When mold gets moisture, humidity, and is happily on some sort of organic material the growth can be rampant. It’s important to know this because keeping moisture and humidity away is relatively easy with the use of a dehumidifier or with simple household repairs to any leaks in the home.

It’s not your specialty to determine if a mold is viable or non-viable, in fact, we suggest that you don’t try to make this determination on your own. Call in a professional with HNST Mold Inspections. With the knowledge and expertise, we can help to assess your mold situation and provide you with results and a step in the right direction to preventing a mold breeding grounds or abating one already in progress.

To contact HNST Mold Inspections, visit our contact page here for phone numbers in NJ and NY as well as our contact form which is quick and easy to use. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting in your Mold needs.

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