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What Causes Microbial Growth in Gresham Area Homes?

7/26/2017 (Permalink)

Microbial growth in garage ceiling cavity.

Are you experiencing microbial growth in your home?

Microbes are a vital part of the ecosystem and necessary for life. Microbes are everywhere, even within our indoor environments, but under certain conditions they also may become a threat to human health. Microbial growth in indoor environments should be controlled. Microbes are living organisms that pollute our environment, contaminating the air or water.

Microbes include viruses, bacteria and fungi.

  • Fungi are organisms that digest materials in their surroundings to get nutrients rather than eating (like animals) or making food (like plants). Fungi are typically multicellular, meaning they have many cells.
  • Bacteria live in soil, water, and organic matter. Like fungi, bacteria absorb surrounding materials, but bacteria are normally single celled.
  • Viruses are the simplest microbes and lack many of the abilities of bacteria and fungi. Viruses grow, multiply, and cause diseases in living things. They can only grow and multiply inside a living entity.

If you have questions regarding microbial growth in your home, call SERVPRO of Gresham today at (503) 665-7752!

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