What does mold need to grow?

Mold only needs a few simple things to grow and multiply:

  • Moisture
  • Nutrients (food)

Of these, controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing and stopping indoor mold growth.

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1. What does mold need to grow?
2. What are the mold exposure health concerns?
3. How do I tell if I have a mold problem?
4. Should I test for mold?
5. Does Polk County Public Health or the Minnesota Department of Health test homes for mold?