Mold 101 : What to Know
Chances are by now you have seen or heard horror stories about mold. Maybe it's from a neighbor, friend, or even the local news doing a story about the evil "Black Mold" that is spreading across the country.
First things first, let's understand one basic fact that some people may not tell you... Mold is everywhere. I can guarantee that you have brought mold into your home. The good thing is that not all mold is harmful to humans. The type of mold, the environment, and how much mold is in an area (measures in spores per cubic meter) goes a long way in determining what steps are necessary to keep your house and your family safe.
The other factor that makes understanding mold difficult is that there is a plethora of misinformation floating around. What kind of risks are there? How rare is it to find mold in your house? What are the chances that your home insurance covers mold? How do you know which information is accurate? Don't worry, SERVPRO of Lawrence/Ottawa has your back. Over the next few weeks check back to see our updates so you can be in the know about mold.