Mold is a fungus that lives in the natural environment. It plays an important role in breaking down and digesting dead material. Mold produces spores that float through the air, land on a damp spot, and can grow on almost any organic material where oxygen and water are present.
If an area of your home is damp or you have leaks or flooding, mold may begin to grow. When mold grows uncontrolled indoors, it can degrade building materials and furniture, and may cause health problems. Indoor mold can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs, may cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks in some individuals, and may lead to infections in people with weakened immune systems.
Additional information about mold and District laws related to mold are as follows: