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Mold Forms Quickly After a Water Loss

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Polybutylene pipes, wet floor, floor with mold growth Water damage leads to mold growth.

After a Water Loss, Mold Grows Quickly

Water damage is a universally challenging situation in Park Meadows, CO and everywhere else in the country, and the collateral mold problems associated with it can add insult to injury. If it is significant, there are professionals who can step in to take care of this all-too-common phenomenon.

Mold is an Opportunistic Organism

After the incursion of water through a flood, leak or spill in the right kind of environment, mold can begin to grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Learning a few facts about this organism can help anyone master mold prevention.

  • There are over 1000 kinds of mold in the U.S., and it grows indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold needs moisture, a surface on which to grow, darkness, and nutrients.
  • Nutrients for mold include dust, dirt, paper, fabric and many kinds of building material.
  • Mold often, but not always, smells musty.

Remediation is an Urgent Matter

Putting off the remediation of mold growth is a serious mistake. What starts out as an inconvenience can literally blossom overnight into a full-scale project that displaces residents and incurs significant expense. After the source of the water has been eliminated, it is important to dry all areas thoroughly. Exposing the area to light and air circulation after all excess moisture has been mopped or blotted is important since mold needs darkness to grow. Opening windows and running fans and dehumidifiers are effective in reducing moisture and humidity. Removing any surfaces or materials that mold can feed on deprives the organism of Mold cleanup need not involve lawyers or lawsuits, and tenants always have the option of moving out of the situation becomes untenable.
It's necessary nutrients.

Mold does not have to become inevitable once a house or building has sustained water damage. Taking quick action can nip a mold problem in the bud.

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