It is common knowledge that mold can be a health hazard, causing skin and eye irritation, congestion, lung deficiencies, asthmatic symptoms to those who are allergic.
New construction must be built with an awareness of the kind of environment that fosters fungal infestation. Mold tends to grow where there is usually trapped moisture combined with food—i.e. cellulose and organic material. This is the combination that eventually causes problems in a property. It is possible for contractors to help future owners fight mold by making certain nothing that is used in the building construction has been exposed to the elements, rain, snow, ice, etc… Moisture absorbed in the walls, ceiling, drywall, concrete will be feeding hidden mold colonies, while the outside of the property looks perfectly okay. Put in damp lumber, and there’s a good chance that one of these days, you’re going to have to call in a remediator to correct the problems caused by mold growing where you really don’t want it to.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.