Mold is a type of fungus that is present in our natural environment. Mold spores, which are tiny microscopic ‘seeds’, can be found virtually everywhere, including in homes, and are a part of the general dust found in homes. These spores can grow on building materials and furnishings if conditions are correct. Excess moisture is the critical factor in any indoor mold problem. Mold growth should not be tolerated in our homes. Eventually, the moisture and mold will damage what it is growing on, which may include both the building materials and personal belongings. The key to preventing mold growth is to prevent moisture problems. We as a company do not specifically test for mold. During an inspection we visually check for any signs of mold. Typical areas mold could be present are the attic, basement, crawlspaces, bathrooms, closets and any dark damp areas of the home. If it is suspected that there could possibly be mold it will be noted on the report and the appropriate professional will be referred for further evaluation and/or remediation.