Where does mold grow?

Toxic mold generally occurs as a result of water inundation, from sources such as plumbing problems, floods, or roof leaks. Mold growth requires mold spores, relatively warm temperature, moisture, and a food source. Modern construction materials provide an excellent food source for mold growth. Mold growth can happen in carpets, drywall, acoustical ceiling tiles, upholstered furniture, and wall coverings.