Think you know mold? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!
Mold can take root and propagate in areas of:
A. Very low humidity
B. High humidity
C. Humidity has no affect on mold growth
Answer: B. Mold can take root and propagate in areas of high humidity. Moisture and warmth are the food sources that allow mold to grow, both of which are found in areas of high humidity.
Signs of mold can include:
A. Visible indication of mold presence
B. A musty smell
C. Allergies or persistent illness
D. All of the above
Answer: D. Signs of mold include: Visible indication of mold presence, a musty smell, or allergies and persistent illness. Do not rely on visible signs of mold alone to confirm its presence.
Which type of mold produces mycotoxins?
A. Black mold
B. Food mold
C. White mold
Answer: A. Which type of mold produces mytotoxins? Black mold. Mycotoxicosis is the end result of prolonged exposure to mycotoxins produced by mold spores. Extended contact with mold can lead to chronic inflammation resulting in a variety of symptoms. These symptoms vary depending upon the type of mycotoxin, duration of exposure and pre-existing health conditions.
While mold exposure is potentially a health hazard for everyone, some groups of people are more likely to be affected than other. Those people are:
A. Pregnant women and children under the age of one
B. The elderly,
C. Those with pre-existing lung conditions
D. All of the above
Answer: D. While mold exposure is potentially a health hazard for everyone, some groups of people are more likely to be affected than other. Those people are: pregnant women and children under the age of one, the elderly and those with pre-existing lung conditions. Special caution should be taken to reduce the risk of exposure with these populations as they are more likely to be negatively affected by mold.
If you suspect your home has a mold problem, the best course of action is:
A. Use household cleaners on the mold
B. Spray the mold with bleach
C. Contact a professional to address the issue
D. Ignore the mold growth situation
Answer: C. If you suspect your home has a mold problem, the best course of action is: contact a professional to address the issue. Never ignore a mold issue as it will only grow over time and become more difficult to address. Using household cleaners and bleach can also cause the mold spores to spread, causing more mold growth elsewhere. Kennedy restoration provides mold remediation services with the precision, knowledge and extensive experience to keep you and your family safe from the potentially harmful effects of mold.
How did you do? Our mold technicians are extremely knowledgeable and skilled; we are always here to assist you should you find mold in your home.