What you should know about mold in your home
Unfortunately, mold growth is a common issue with homeowners especially after untreated water damage. Various types of mold, including black mold, can result in a costly cleanup. However, it can be helpful for homeowners to learn about mold growth, so the issue can be prevented if possible.
What Causes Mold to Grow?
In your home, there are various reasons mold may grow. However, the following issues make mold growth much more likely to occur.
- A moisture problem in the home due to high levels of humidity or other factors
- Locations in the home that are not dry for long periods of time
- Access to organic materials, which can include a variety of common surfaces in the home
Why Does Mold Reappear?
There are some areas in your home that are more likely to experience mold growth than others. However, when mold keeps appearing in one area after it has been removed, this could be a sign of a problem. If an area does not remain dry and is consistently damp, this can allow mold to grow again in the same area. If mold is not properly removed in a timely manner, black mold may begin to grow in the area.
Can Mold Be Prevented?
Every situation is different, but there are several ways to prevent mold from growing in your home. Since mold thrives in damp environments, keeping your home dry is often important. In areas that experience high levels of humidity, such as bathrooms or kitchens, it can be helpful to make sure there is no standing water after appliances have been used. If you do notice standing water, quickly cleaning it can stop mold growth.
Learning more about mold can help you prevent black mold and other types of mold from causing damage to your home. If your home has been affected by mold and you need assistance with the mold cleanup process, consider contacting mold remediation professionals.
If you think you may have a mold problem or have encountered excessive water exposure call us at SERVPRO. 909-758-0189