Identifing Mold and Fungi in a Home

Asked March 25, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

Hello. Can you tell me if there is an office in either Logan or Bountiful that can identify a fungal growth that is occurring in the basment floor of my residence. It appears to be a mushroom of some type that is growing out of the seam between the baseboard and the carpet. I have attached a photo, but am able to bring a sample if you can give me a location.Thanks for you help.

Cache County Utah

1 Response

This is a type of mushroom. My guess is there's moisture in the floor or wall that is causing wood decay and mushroom growth. The exact identity of the mushroom is probably not important since solving the moisture problem is the critical issue. You'll need to consult a builder with experience in waterproofing basements.