Molds are a natural part of the environment, but mold growth indoors is an abnormal condition resulting when there is excessive moisture infiltration and accumulation, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores indoors. However, indoor mold growth can be controlled by controlling moisture.

Exposure to mold usually does not present a health risk. However, health problems such as allergic reactions, issues with asthma, respiratory infections, or toxic effects may result when people are exposed to large amounts of mold, particularly indoors.

Mold Issues

Yadkin County Environmental Health does not have the legal authority to address mold issues in private residences. Issues with mold in a private residence must be addressed by the owner or the landlord of the residence. If you notice mold in a regulated facility such as a school, nursing/adult care home, lodging facility, or child care center please contact Yadkin County Environmental Health at (336) 849-7905.

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