Mold & Mildew Growing on a Bathroom Wall
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There are mold, mildew and fungus spores everywhere. They come into houses in a lot of different ways including on your clothes! The spores settle down and grow where there is moisture like on this bathroom wall.

Some molds can cause triggers in people with asthma. They can also be a problem for people with allergies.

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Mold and Mildew on Bathroom Wall

Testing Your Home for Mold: People often call local extension offices for information on having their homes tested for mold. If a homeowner sees a mold problem, he or she needs to find the moisture source, make needed changes to reduce or control the moisture and safely get rid of the mold. Knowing the mold genus or species is probably not necessary unless a medical professional has requested the information.

Testing for molds is expensive, not readily available in some areas and not always reliable or necessary. Before testing a home, know how the information would be used, why it's needed and whether knowing the genus type makes a difference in what will be done to get rid of the mold.

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