It is a common misconception that Texas, New Mexico, and the rest of the Southwest are not susceptible to mold growth due to the arid desert climate. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Any moisture intrusion into a home, no matter how great, can create conducive conditions for mold development.
Mold is a type of fungus that develops in conditions with excessive moisture, normally caused in homes by leaks and/or poor ventilation. As it develops, it releases spores into the air. Extended exposure to mold spores can cause major allergic reactions and potentially life-threatening health concerns.