Mold can begin to form as soon as 24 – 72 hours after a water event, given the right conditions.
Sarasota, FL, homes and businesses are always at risk of mold exposure due to a variety of factors. We believe that you should have all the information you need to understand what problems you could face when dealing with mold, and how to correctly resolve them.
First, what is mold? Mold is a form of fungus that can grow both indoors and out. For mold to grow, it needs a source of food, oxygen, and a humid environment. Mold spreads through the spores it generates. These spores can survive in conditions that mold cannot. This resiliency makes mold spores a very stubborn and resistant problem that can reoccur even after the mold itself has been cleaned away.
If left untreated, mold can cause significant damage to the structure of your home or office. Mold feeds on organic matter and will commonly feed on the paper face of drywall, paper-backed insulation, carpet, and pressed board cabinetry. Once mold has affected these porous materials, the materials require removal according to industry standards.
People have reported respiratory issues or flu-like symptoms associated with mold. Ask your doctor if you are concerned mold may be affecting your health.
Mold requires specific conditions to thrive and spread. So to prevent mold, understanding the causes and stopping the problem at its source is critical. These causes below tend to be the most common areas for mold to begin growth.
Mold is never something to leave to chance. Mold can grow on your toilet, sink, tub, ceiling, drywall, behind the wall, or under the flooring. Understanding the signs of mold is extremely important, so contact a licensed specialist like Accutech to remediate the mold immediately. Here are some of the common signs of mold:
Being able to identify mold cannot only help you save your home or business but also your health. If you are ever uncertain if you have mold, contact Accutech, and we will have one of our licensed professionals help you today!
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