Where Does Mold Grow?

Mold and water damage go together like peanut butter and jelly. They’re always together. When water damage strikes in your household, be sure to remember that mold growth could be right behind it. You see, water has no barriers. It can easily seep through cracks or holes and find its way into a deep, dark, humid area. This area just happens to be the perfect setting for mold growth. And mold doesn’t just destroy your home, it can also take a toll on your health. To ensure safety in your water damage restoration, here are some common places to check for mold growth.

One of the most common and most obvious places for mold growth is in the carpet. Honestly, this is probably the best place you can get mold. After water damage has been spotted on carpet, if it’s early enough, it doesn’t take too much to stop the growth process. Fans, vacuums, ventilation, and circulation will all play major roles in helping destroy any possibility of mold. Worst case scenario, you rip up the carpet and get a new one.

On to the more difficult areas. First, cavity walls. This one’s a pain because of the likelihood of mold growth. There’s no ventilation and the chances of you knowing about it are slim. Then, we have wallboards. If you catch the water damage in time, these can be saved without needing to be replaced. Lastly, we have the ductwork. The ducts are something that shouldn’t be overlooked after water damage has occurred. Mold can grow in the ducts and launch tiny mold spores all over the home which can result in mold growth in many different places.

It’s better to be safe than sorry in cases such as these. To ensure your home’s safety, give us a call today. We offer extensive restoration packages and 24/7 service. Not to mention our free estimates! Call today for all your restoration needs!

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