Mold is the new four letter word…..
…When it comes to home inspections, getting insurance etc. and we are finding a lot of mold in homes and crawl spaces in the Low Country! Mold’s purpose is to breakdown or eat dead organic material. Mold likes processed organic fibers best. It will grow on paper and cardboard first and after that it will grow on fiberboard and chipboard and then plywood and finally framing lumber. You may first notice mold in your home on sheetrock surfaces and that is because sheetrock has paper on it – Mold loves sheetrock.
While mold is not new to the homes in the Low Country there are steps you can take to eliminate the environment mold needs to survive. Professional remediation and adjusting the relative humidity in the area the mold is found usually takes care of the problem.