When the right moisture conditions exist, mold can take root and grow unchecked inside wood construction buildings, creating a health concern for elderly, young children, and those with respiratory conditions.
The attached photo is an extreme example of how allowing water migration to go uncontrolled in a home or business can turn into something almost comical. These mushrooms are from spores very similar to those outside that you may find growing in a garden or forest. All that is required for these spores to grow and multiply is to provide them water, and a food source (traditional wooden building materials are a great food source). Let nature take it's course and you can see what happens. Removing the water source and treating the mold with anti-microbial solution and mechanical abrasion (to remove the root system), and the mold growth can be controlled. At SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas, Mold remediation is one of our core businesses.