Mold has been around for a long time. How long? About 1.5 billion years. It may seem strange it’s recently become such an important issue in rental housing.
Mention mold to any conscientious property manager, and you’ll have their undivided attention. With modern construction techniques rendering newer homes virtually airtight, any contamination of the indoor environment can have health consequences for the occupants.
Mold is a fungus and there are thousands of species. While most strains of mold are relatively benign, some can be toxic. It is always best to err on the side of caution when there is evidence of mold in a rental property.
What is mold and why is it a problem?
Mold spores are everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. There are…