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One time or another, we have all probably encountered mold. It might have been on stale bread, wet drywall or in the shower. Mold is a microscopic life form found all over the world. It is part of the natural decay process of organic materials.

There are many different species of mold, although they are diverse, they share some common characteristics:

  • Molds require an organic food source. The most common food source indoors is cellulose, which can be found in building materials such as drywall and wood.
  • Molds do not grow under water because it requires oxygen.
  • Molds require moisture. To prevent mold, buildings must be kept dry.
  • Molds are spread by tiny particles called “spores.”

Remember: Mold needs three things present to form and grow:humidity, temperature, and moisture.


Active mold colonies usually emit a very unpleasant, musty odor. Because the job of mold is to digest, decay and recycle dead organic matter, over time it will destroy whatever surface it grows on. Depending on the individual sensitivity, exposure to mold spores can cause mild to severe allergic reactions.

At ServiceMaster Restoration by RSI, we have the personnel, equipment, and experience to handle your housing complex, business, or home area mold damage. When mold needs to be addressed, call the professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration by RSI. We are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call us now at (405) 256-2604.

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