You do not want to have mold growing in your home. Not only is it unsightly, it can be a health hazard. Mold can lead to respiratory issues to those that live in the home. It can be even worse for those that already have immune issues. Even the healthiest people can develop health issues if they are exposed to mold. The best way to tackle a mold problem is to get on top of it as quickly as you can. Knowledge is power when it comes to mold. You will be better equipped to deal with even a significant mold problem when you educate yourself.
How Does Mold Start to Grow?
Mold is everywhere and if conditions are ideal, it can grow on almost any substance. Mold spores travel through the air and if they find a moist environment, you have the potential for mold. These currents move outside and inside your home. If you have mold in one part of your home, air currents can move them throughout your entire home.
How Does Mold Grow in a House?
As soon as mold spores find the right environment to live on, the spores will start to grow. How much it grows will depend on the moisture it receives and its food source. Areas in your home that can be the perfect environment for mold include carpets, the padding under them, drywall and plywood to name a few. Dust, cellulose and other organic materials are food sources for mold. Mold can get additional moisture from leaky pipes and roofing issues. It’s important to know that mold can become dormant. So even if you get rid of the food source and the moisture source it won’t necessarily stop the mold growth. Mold can go into hibernation until food and moisture becomes available again. Humidity in your home is enough for mold to thrive. Humid air allows water vapor to collect on surfaces that mold might be living so you may want to make sure you have the right vapor barriers in your home.
How to Get Rid of Mold
Mold is not easy to get rid of. You can find a lot of information on the internet about ways to get rid of it and there are sprays you can buy to kill it. It will take more than spraying chemicals on it to eliminate it. The mold will also need to be thoroughly cleaned after it has been sprayed and if you haven’t completely killed the mold, it will continue to grow. The last thing you want is to spend money on products and waste time cleaning it only to have it return.
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Hiring professionals to free your home of mold is the way to go. Professionals are familiar with how mold grows and acts, so they have a better chance at getting rid of it, so you won’t have any problems in the future. Contact the experts at American Hometown Services about our mold remediation services today!