What is mold?
Fungi and their spores are present almost everywhere. They can be found in the air, on the ground, on walls and even in the water. All fungi depend on the organic substances produced by other living beings. Therefore, organic material of any kind forms the basis for survival and growth of mold fungus.
From a certain size on, fungi are visible and can be perceived by the human eye.
As is customary in current language use, this visible part of the fungus is referred to as mold. By far the larger and likewise problematic part hazardous to health is the fine and mostly invisible filamentous mesh, which is mostly well “hidden” in the ground or in the masonry. This mesh consisting of the so-called hyphae is called mycelium.
Why is mold being formed?
The basis for the formation of mold is formed by moisture, on the one hand, and on the other hand, by a respective “food supply” in the form of organic material. This can, for example, be dust or dirt as well as leftovers, wall paint, wallpaper, and floor coverings.
Moisture in buildings can have many causes. These causes must be found in order to be able to prevent a subsequent new formation of mold.
Why is mold so dangerous?
Mold does not only threaten the building’s substance and cause a poor indoor climate, but is also hazardous to the human being’s health. Mold is the environmental toxin no. 1 and the cause of many diseases, like e.g. high blood pressure, allergies, pulmonary diseases and liver damage.
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