If you don’t live in a hermetically sealed bunker (See Sarah in Eureka), you can expect to have mold. But like the percentage of allowable mold or rat hair in peanut butter, there’s an allowable percentage of mold that health gurus say will not affect you. Unlike mold and rat hair, the number can be a pretty high percentage, because Mold inspectors use the percentage of mold in the outdoor air as a gauge.
This is because mold is in the air outdoors. It’s not possible to filter out every single mold spore in the air. The best you can expect is to work at having less mold inside than out.
This means not having water leaks where mold can take root, filtering out mold spores when you have the opportunity, and trying to prevent non-airborne mold triggers inside the home, such as infested potting soil or imported drywall. The art of prevention is half of the cure.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.