Indoor molds are a main source of biotoxins, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Outdoor molds aren’t an issue because there is natural competition that keeps harmful species from being present in high amounts. Indoors there is very little competition and many mold species are able to grow in water-damaged areas in very high amounts. Repeated or continual leaks into basements, roofs, attics, and walls are the big problem areas because mold thrives in moist, dark places.
How to Deal with Mold in Your Home
You can use the ERMI mold test kit to determine if mold is present in your home or workplace. If you are unsure, American Mold Inspectors do thorough inspections and provide information on how to fix possible mold problems. It is important to have experts deal with water damage and remove mold-damaged areas. For areas that have low-level mold exposure such as moisture around windows, you can use high quality air filters (IQAir is the one we recommend), and diffusers with lemon, cinnamon bark and organic clove essential oils to kill mold spores.