Why does mold grow in homes?

Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, and pets can and be carried indoors. When mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, such as where leakage may have occurred in roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots, or where there has been flooding, they will grow.

Damp and mould are caused by excess moisture. Moisture in buildings can be caused by leaking pipes, rising damp in basements or ground floors, or rain seeping in because of damage to the roof or around window frames. In a newly built home damp can occur if the water used when the house was built is still drying out.

Where does mold grow in homes?

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. 

Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. 

Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

When does mold become a problem?

Mold can cause danger to human health when ingested or inhaled. For this kind of mold to grow, the material would need to be wet for at least 24 hours and have consistent moisture for continued growth.

What could be signs of mold in your home?

Coughing // Sneezing // Sore, itchy throat // Congestion and runny nose // Sinus headaches // Wheezing and difficulty breathing // Itchy, watery eyes // Irritated, itchy skin.

How does mold affect our health?

Mold can cause danger to human health when ingested or inhaled. For this kind of mold to grow, the material would need to be wet for at least 24 hours and have consistent moisture for continued growth.

Should I remove mold myself?

The simple answer is…No.

Once you discovered the presence of this health-threatening fungi, you might be tempted to clean it up on your own. Mold remediation is a task that is better left in the hands of professionals. 

How do I prevent mold from returning?

Inside your home you can control mold growth by:

Controlling humidity levels // Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes // Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding // Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

Who should I hire to do mold removal and remediation?

The Damage Services Team. Why?

It can be hard to know where mold could be growing, and it can be even harder to know what mold looks like. Also when the mold has infected big areas it can become difficult for the homeowner to handle. Our team knows the tendencies of mold and knows how to remove it without further damaging your home. In many cases this will save you money and cost of repair and lots of frustration down the road.

Our team will be able to accurately identify the problem areas and properly educate you as to how you’ll stop the problems from occurring again.

By using a Licensed Mold Remediation company like Damage Services, assures you they are highly trained &  qualified.

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