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What Are Mold Spores?

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in .

When it comes to the biggest issues you face as a homeowner, the problem of mold growth may arguably be the biggest. It’s one of the most common allergens out there, and even if you aren’t allergic to it, mold can still be detrimental to your overall health! The best way to stop the spread of mold is by preventing it from growing in the first place. This requires an understanding of how mold thrives and forms in the first place. Mold spores play a big role in their development, but what exactly are they? We go over everything you need to know about mold spores below!

The Definition of Mold Spores

Did you know that you’re surrounded by spores regardless of where you are? As you may have guessed, you’re unable to see these mold spores. That’s because the spores are microscopic – they drift throughout the air and are pretty harmless when they’re in that state. Mold spores are the means by which mold reproduces. Existing mold creates spores that float throughout indoor and outdoor air, and these spores only land and grow when the environment is just right for their development. But how does a mold spore become a big problem?

The Journey of A Mold Spore

Despite the fact that spores like mold spores are always in the air around us, only a small percentage of them can be harmful. This is because mold needs a specific set of conditions in order to grow and thrive. Mold spores tend to be attracted to surfaces that are wet because mold needs moisture in order to grow and thrive. In addition, mold needs the right temperature in order to grow. Hotter climates tend to be bigger producers of mold, which is why spring and summer are such popular seasons for mold growth.

Preventing The Spread

You’re likely already familiar with the health issues that mold can cause, so the next logical step is to take measures to prevent the spread of their spores. The unfortunate thing is that you can’t actually prevent mold spores – since they’re so tiny, they will always be in the air around us! What you can do is prevent the conditions that allow them to nest and thrive. Making sure that there aren’t any overly moist areas in your home and regulating its temperature are two of the biggest keys to preventing mold growth.

Mold Remediation With Soil-Away

Has your home experienced mold growth? Restoring your space to normal may feel hopeless, but that will never be the case with Soil-Away! Our mold remediation experts have spent years eradicating mold from homes across New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We’ll ensure that any mold is snuffed out and the opportunities for future growth are removed. If your home is experiencing a mold problem, fill out our online contact form for swift and efficient assistance! 

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