What Makes Mold Grow in My House?
How To Stop Mold Growth In Your Home
You probably wish mold would grow anywhere but in your home. Unfortunately, black mold seems to have other ideas, and happily gravitates toward the interior of your Mariner, FL, home. So just why is your house so attractive to mold, and what can you do to stop it?
You Probably Have a Moisture Problem
Actually, there’s no “probably” about it. Mold needs moisture to grow. Before it becomes the unsightly fuzzy patches of black mold that you know and hate, mold exists as invisible spores in the air. Those spores are essentially dormant until they come in contact with moisture, at which point they begin the next developmental stage and become the dreaded black mold infestation. Common sources of moisture include:
- Standing water from flooding
- High humidity in your environment
- Broken water mains
- Broken pipes
- Leaking roofs and windows
- Condensation from broken environments
Any one of these problems can be enough to trigger an explosion of black mold inside your home. Getting rid of the moisture can help to halt the spread of mold, but it’s not enough to get rid of the mold entirely.
So How Do You Handle Mold Cleanup?
The safest option is to contact a mold remediation specialist. Mold remediation specialists possess the tools and expertise needed to not only safely remove mold from your environment, but help you prevent it from reoccurring. Working with a mold specialist can help you understand the type of mold that has taken root in your home, and can often lead to identifying water damage or other issues that had previously gone undetected until the mold problem began.
While waiting for the specialist’s help, though, you can get a head start on disposing of contaminated materials and drying out waterlogged items. Do everything you can to contain the mold infestation and prevent it from spreading further until it can be destroyed.