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Is mold a wood destroying organism?
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Although mold is a type of fungus that can grow on the surface of wood, it does not acturally consume the wood, so it is not categorized as a wood destroying organism. That’s why mold is not listed on a Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) report, often called a “termite inspection report.” To learn more, go to our blog post Is wood-decay fungi found during a termite (WDO) inspection the same as mold?
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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about MOLD:
• Is mold contagious? Can mold spread to my home if there is a nearby house with mold?
• Should I buy a house with mold?
• Why do new homes have more moisture and mold problems than older houses?
• Can infrared thermal imaging find mold behind a wall?
• What is the right humidity level in a mobile home?
• Who can clean up mold found during a home inspection in Florida?
• How do I look for and find mold in my mobile home?
• Why is there mold around the air conditioning vents?
• What can I do to prevent mold problems in my home?
• Why is there a lead paint disclaimer in my real estate sales contract?
• How can I prevent mold in my Florida winter home when I'm gone for the summer?
• Should I use bleach to clean up mold?
• What should I do if mold is found during a home inspection?
Visit our MOLD, LEAD AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.
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