What causes mold?

Mold accumulation is caused by spores having these conditions: oxygen, food source(drywall, wood, ect.), darkness, moisture, and enough time to grow.

Where do I look for Mold?

Most times mold can be found inside walls and ceilings that are exposed to moisture.  Mold especially thrives in these damp places.  Easiest and most common places to check in a house hold can be attic space, basements or cellars, underneath kitchen and bathroom sinks, and any areas that could be exposed to recurring moisture.

Can mold be harmful?

Exposure to mold for a long period of time can cause a variety of health issues. Throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, coughing, eye irritations, and even disease.

What is Black Mold?

Most media report black mold (usually classified as Stachybotrys chartarum) as a group that produces toxins.  Even though the presence of black mold does not necessarily indicate production of toxins.  This is dependent on the type of mold that is growing and will need to be determined by lab analysis from a Mold Inspection and Test.

What steps should I take if I have mold?

You should start by taking our questionnaire here: . This questionnaire will allow you understand if there is even an potential mold issue in your home.  If it is determined that there could be we highly recommend getting a professional to inspect and test potential areas of mold.

How much does mold tests cost?

The cost of mold test can vary depending on the size of the area and the type of test requested. Air,tape and swab tests are common ways of testing mold.  You can learn more about testing here: http://moldfreemaine.com/testing/

How do we contact you?

You can contact us through a variety of ways.  Head over to our contact page here: http://moldfreemaine.com/contact/.

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