Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores
waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold
spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and
digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There
are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When
excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will
often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered
Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures
include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.
Mold growth may be a problem after flooding. EPA's
Flood Cleanup: Avoiding Indoor Air Quality Problems - discusses
steps to take when cleaning and repairing a home after flooding.
Excess moisture in the home is
cause for concern about indoor air quality primarily because it
provides breeding conditions for microorganisms.
If you suspect you have a mold problem, Olmsted Environmental
Services, Inc. will come on site and inspect your home, school,
office, factory, or other facility. We can determine the nature
and scope of your problem, make recommendations and if necessary,
plan for any clean-up or remediation necessary. We will also provide
a written report for insurance, landlord-tenant purposes or legal
All mold surveys are performed by a Certified Industrial Hygienist