Molds and mold spores are naturally occurring and can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, prolific mold growth may occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment but prolific mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture and keeping surfaces clean.

Signs of visible mold growth in indoor spaces should be reported to Facilities Services.