What is Mold?, Part 1 of 2, Does your Insurance Cover Mold or Mold Damage

What is Mold? part 1 of 2, james O’Connell shares what is mold, how to detect it, and its effect.  Wondering if you have insurance to cover mold issue in your home, Please contact James O’Connell Directly at  (978) 667-6150. or by email at https://oconnellins.com/contact/

We have probably all encountered mold at one time or another. It might have been in the shower, or on a stale piece of bread or cheese.

Mold is a fungal growth that lives in moist places. There are many different species of mold, but all molds share some common characteristics.

  • Molds thrive in moist and humid environments.
  • Molds require an organic food source. One common food source is Cellulose, which is found in building materials, such as wood and drywall.
  • Molds are spread by microscopic airborne particles called “Spores”

Molds and mold spores are naturally present in the outdoor environment all around us. However, indoor mold growth can be a tenacious problem!

Mold spreads rapidly & produces an unpleasant musty odor!

If allowed to grow unchecked, mold can cause discoloration and structural damage to building materials. Another concern is that a significant amount of mold can impact indoor air quality with potential negative health effects.

Our technicians are fully trained and certified in Mold Remediation. If you or one of your insureds suspects an issue with mold, please be sure to call the experts at ServiceMaster by Gaudet.