Conditions for Mold to Grow Indoors

Mold spores travel in the air, make their way inside and settle in a home. But, they only grow and spread under the right conditions. Knowing what they are can help keep your home or office free of mold.

This infographic exposes the conditions for mold to grow indoors.

The presence of mold spores are the main ingredient necessary for mold to grow. What is more, mold needs a food source to grow. Indoor spaces contain plenty, unfortunately.

To grow mold needs a dark environment (void of ultraviolet light) and non-freezing temperatures.

A damp, moist environment is where mold thrives and can grow. With all other conditions met, mold begins to grow and spread in 24 to 48 hours.