While it seems counter intuitive that mold could be a problem in our dry desert environment, nonetheless it can become a genuine health hazard if your home experiences a recurring leak or a flood. Ironically, desert dwellers tend to be all the more susceptible to mold issues because of the lack of rain. We usually don't check our roofs annually for cracks or failures; it doesn't occur to us to inspect the caulk or weather stripping around our doors and windows; and the added humidity during the monsoon months doesn't spur us to check our AC condensate lines. Tucsonans are, for better or worse, simply unaccustomed to thinking about moisture.
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