Mold is a type of fungus. Mold spores are found in both the indoor and outdoor air, but they will only grow if they find the right conditions. Mold requires three simple elements to grow:
  • Moderate temperatures
  • Moisture
  • Nutrients (food)
Mold can start to grow on interior building surfaces and furnishings if there is too much moisture. Eventually, the mold will damage the materials it is growing on and may cause health effects for occupants.

For more information on mold and your health, visit the Minnesota Department of Health - Mold and Moisture page or the Mold and Moisture Brochure (PDF).

For local mold testing contractors, you may contact the following resources:
  • Dave Hawkinson at 218-244-3705
  • Servpro at 218-999-9799