Mold cannot exist without moisture.
Therefore, any moisture whatsoever, whether it be from inadequate grading and drainage, a leaking roof, window, or door, or moisture from a faulty exhaust vent, a condensate pipe, an evaporator coil, or a component of a plumbing system should be serviced immediately, or the potential for mold contamination will remain.
What’s The Concern?
Mold is a microorganism that has tiny seeds, or spores, that are spread on the air, land, and feed on organic matter. It has been in existence throughout human history, and actually contributes to the life process. It takes many different forms, many of them benign, like mildew. Allergens are relatively benign but can provoke allergic reactions among sensitive people. Pathogens adverse health effects on large segments of the population,such as the very young, the elderly, and people with suppressed immune systems. Toxins however, less common represent a serious health threat.