The Fungus Kingdom includes mushrooms, yeast, dry-rot and mold. Molds are often addresses microbials. (Micro means small, bial means short-lived bacterium.) By contrast a mushroom is a macro (large) mold. Yes, many fungus are edible.
Molds are found everywhere on the planet, in hot deserts, in arctic regions, forests and jungles. While molds have adapted to a wide variety of environments, the majority of molds thrive in 60 to 90 degrees, the temperature range humans are accustomed to living in.
Further more, molds are a natural part of life on our planet. Their spores can be found floating in the air, both outdoors and indoors.
Good news... most molds are harmless. More good news, we have effective ways to remove and reduce the mold from your indoor environment. Call SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at 650-591-4137.