Why does Mold grow?
Mold and mold spores are a natural part of our environment, both indoors and outside. Outside mold plays an important role in breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees. However, indoor mold growth should be avoided. Mold spores cannot be seen by the naked eye and float through the air, traveling throughout our environment. Mold begins to grow when the spores land on a wet surface. There are many different types of mold and they cannot grow without moisture.
Effects of Mold
Mold gradually destroys things that it grows on. The research of the effect of mold on a person's health is ongoing. For information on health concerns, consult your health care professional or your local health department.
What Can You Do?
Because mold spores are everywhere it is impossible to eliminate spores completely. The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture. If you see mold growing in your home then you can be certain that you have a water leak or a moisture problem. The source of the water or moisture needs to be addressed along with the removal of the mold itself. If you clean the mold and do not fix the source, the mold problem will return.
- The key to mold control is moisture control.
- If mold is a problem in your home, promptly fix the water problem and contact the professionals like SERVPRO of East Riverside City to remove the mold safety.
- It is important to dry water damaged areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
- If ever in doubt call our team of hero's, we are here to help.