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An Overview of Mold

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Black mold can grow anywhere, including inside your home in Gardere, LA. Not only does it present an environmental hazard, but it can damage the materials that make up the structure of your home. In order to avoid a mold infestation, you need to understand mold, what makes it grow, and how to spot signs of mold growth.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that can grow in nearly any environment that offers moisture, whether indoors or out. Although you can't see mold spores, they are in nearly all the air you breath. Once spores enter your home and find a moist environment to inhabit, black mold can begin to spread within a couple of days.
Areas that are prone to mold growth include:

  • Around the bathtub
  • Between tiles
  • Seals around kitchen and laundry appliances
  • Damp areas, such as ceilings where the roof leaks, or carpet where water collects.

How Is Mold Removed?
If you have a moisture problem in your home, it's almost certain you have mold. The mold must be removed, but you should never attempt mold cleanup yourself. A restoration company has the expertise to safely remove the mold and restore the materials of your home to pre-mold condition.
First, the mold specialists will seal off the area that has been exposed to moisture and mold and apply remediation techniques, including opening any windows and using special equipment to clean and dry exposed surfaces. While remediation and restoration are underway, you may be advised to avoid the cleanup area until the cleanup is complete.
Knowing the facts about mold and the factors that contribute to black mold growth can help you identify when you need to take fast action to reverse a potential problem or call a specialist to remedy it. Mold is a nuisance and a danger to your home you'd be best to avoid, if possible.

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