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Answer: moisture
Homeinspections123
Answer: Moisture related issues are the primary cause of mold growth.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: Mold needs these conditions before it can begin to grow in a home: Mold spores A food source (eg wood, drywall, cotton) Darkness (mold can't grow under ultraviolet light) Warmth (mold can't grow in freezing temperatures) Oxygen Moisture (eg water leaks, humidity) Enough time (most molds can begin to grow in 24-48 hours if the conditions are right)
Global One Cleaning & Restoration
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Answer: Mold is caused by the prolonged presence of moisture.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: Water
Certified Inspectors, LLC
Answer: Moisture in the air not being able to complete the "thermal Cycle".
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
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Answer: Mold growth can occur in your home when there are elevated levels of interior moisture over a period of time.
NextDay Inspect®
Answer: Mold requires two things: mold requires water and a food source
Able Home Inspections
Answer: excessive moisture
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: moisture, darkness and heat.
Alabama indoor air quality testing, LLC.
Answer: Moisture/humidity above 60%, food growth, warmth
Allied Services Home Inspection
Answer: When there is moisture and warm air and substance for mold to grow on
Millyard Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: A combination of mold spores naturally occurring in the air and moisture, etc. that causes it to grow and multiply.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: Mold requires moisture and a food source. With the addition of time, the likelihood that mold growth will begin increases. Many of the building materials used in homes are cellulose based and provide a perfect food source for mold when they are wet for extended periods of time.
NTX Mold Inspection Services
Answer: Moisture & high relative humidity
Ray Inspection Services Corp
ProMatcher
Answer: Moisture
TKO Home Inspections, LLC
Answer: Unwanted moisture
Anthony Quarato home inspections
Answer: Moisture levels above 20% can start spores in a growth. Controling moisture in a home is essential to control the growth of mold
Look First Homes, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Moisture, Lack of air movement & a growth media
KJ Wood Home Inspections
Answer: Moisture from outside or water issues from inside, poor ventilation and many other causes
At Ease Home Inspection
Answer: Typically moisture that accumulates over an extended period of time
JKS Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: Moisture, Food Source, Temperature, Spores
Fresh Maintenance
Answer: Moisture, High Humidity, Water Leaks
ESESIS Environmental Partners Corp
Answer: Mold can grow when there is a food source and adequate moisture. Different genuses of mold spores prefer different types of food and different amounts of moisture. The main limiting factor for mold growth is MOISTURE. Moisture can be in the form of liquid water or humidity. Different substrates (mold food sources) have different abilities to absorb moisture (water affinity) - this determines the optimum condition for specific mold growth conditions.
Texas Mold Consultants
ProMatcher
Answer: Water source Cellulose material Moisture levels above 18% Humidity levels above 60%
Glover Environmental
Answer: Sudden or long term moisture, condensation and humidity. Indoors, affected materials must be removed physically. The affected area and the remaining structure treated and dried within 24 hours or have the area professionally environmentally assessed by SafeHouse before letting anyone deploy fans to dry.
SafeHouse Solutions, LLC
Answer: There are 4 critical requirements for mold growth – available mold spores, available mold food, appropriate temperatures and considerable moisture. The removal of any one of these items will prohibit mold growth.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
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Answer: Humidity water leaks
jh cleaning
Answer: moisture
Apex Appliance & Dryer vent cleaning
Answer: Moisture such as: water intrusion, condensation & plumbing leaks.
Home Inspection Solutions
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Answer: Water intrusion and atmospheric conditions
Ray REI
Answer: Mold generally needs elevated moisture levels to grow (50% and higher) and an organic surface to grow on.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
Answer: Moisture & a food source for the mold
Everest Home Inspectors
ProMatcher
Answer: Many conditions can cause mold growth but mostly humidity over 50 percent. Wet organic material can cause mold growth in as little as 24 hours.
Airtight Design Waterproofing
Answer: Damp conditions
CLEAR POINT HOME INSPECTIONS LLC
Answer: Wet and moist areas. Plumbing, roof and structure leaks.
A Better Choice Home Inspection, Co
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Answer: Dampness and water intrusion.
Your Home Property Consultants
Answer: Water and humidity are the ingredients for growing mold in any environment
permanently closed
Answer: Moisture
Doyle Wayne General Services
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Answer: Moisture
Epoch Property Inspections
Answer: moster
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
Answer: Moisture
House detective
ProMatcher
Answer: There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
A Balance Home Inspection
Answer: Excessive humidity.
Spire Home Inspection
Answer: Moisture is really the key cause of mold growth
Eagles Eye Home Inspection,LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Always a moisture source
AdvantaClean of Coastal Carolina
Answer: Dampness, moisture, and water intrusion.
Clearview Home Inspections Eccl.9:10
Answer: moisture, bacteria
Thomas Property Services
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Answer: Moisture
NH Roof Consulting & Inspection
Answer: moistrue and lck of light
A & H PROPERTIES
Answer: cool, dark, damp air,
OnSite Home Inspection, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Moisture
Superior Home Inspection Services LLC
Answer: Moisture causes mold to grow. Mold is everywhere. Mold spores is found in all air and when there is moisture on a surface, mold spores with attach themselves and start growing.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
Answer: Moisture or humidity, food such as sheet rock and wood, and in a dead air space. If there is air movement mold does not grow well.
Jose Tech Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: moisture
G M M Property Inspections
Answer: moisture
MJL Home Inspectors
Answer: High levels of moisture, stagnet air circulation all contribute to mold growth
JKM Home Inspections
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