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What is Mold & Why is it a Problem

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

What is mold?  According to Wikipedia, “a mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae.  In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts.”  For many of us, that probably still doesn’t mean a whole lot.  Most of us probably just want to know why we should care about mold.       

Mold is part of the restoration industry because mold plays a major role in the decomposition of organic material, including the organic material our homes or businesses are made of. “Organic materials are any type of materials that are found in nature or are made out of items that are found in nature.” Examples of organic materials in our homes and businesses would be wood, textiles, and paper. The mold hyphae produces an enzyme that breaks down the organic material into a digestible food source.  Therefore, if we want to keep our homes and the things in them safe from decomposition and rot, it’s important to keep mold at bay and remove and remediate any mold that does begin to grow.  Our experts at SERVPRO of Appleton are just the professionals you can count on to help you with your mold issues.    

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