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4 Things You Should Know About Mold

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Many people avoid mold removal because it can be costly. However, when you consider the difference between causing further damage or protecting your home and health, it’s an affordable solution. You likely already know that mold remediation or removal is important.

But how much do you really know about mold in general? Check out these 4 things you should know about mold!

1. Moisture Leads to Mold

In MOST cases, mold is caused by moisture issues. If you’ve had any kind of water leaks or water damage, then you can certainly be facing mold as well. If you have areas in your home with high humidity levels (over 55%), mold is a high probability in those spaces.

Flooding and other moisture problems are one of the most common causes of mold damage. It’s important to react quickly any time there is a moisture problem.

2. Mold Can Grow Almost Anywhere

Mold doesn’t just grow on the wood or the drywall. It can grow on almost any surface on which mold spores can land. If the environment is right and there is both warmth and moisture, then mold can begin to grow.

There is no surface that is safe, really. If mold can attach, it can grow. Here are some of the most common surfaces that you might find mold growth on:

  • Wood products
  • Drywall
  • Carpet
  • Insulation
  • Wallpaper
  • Paint
  • Dust
  • Upholstery
  • Fabric
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cardboard

It can also grow on cement, pipes, and other materials that you might find in your home or business.

3. Check Your Health and Get Mold Removal

Did you know that the majority of allergy and sinus health issues are actually caused by mold? Mold can be so sneaky, but it’s a huge trigger. Even mold that is not toxic can trigger health concerns. Allergenic mold has quite the reputation for causing allergies and sinus infections.

According to statistics, almost 100% of chronic sinus infections are the result of mold exposure. Most of the time, it’s from mold people weren’t aware was even there. That’s a staggering number!

4. There Are SO Many Types of Mold

If you do see mold, it can be nearly impossible to tell exactly what species of mold it is at a glance. Most of the time, it requires testing and inspections from professionals to determine exactly what type of mold you might have.

Did you know that there are more than 10,000 different species of mold? A good number of those species are toxigenic, while others are either pathogenic or allergenic. Regardless of the species, it’s simply not worth the risk of letting mold hang around.

We Can Help with Mold Removal Services

Mold removal is critical, regardless of the type of mold you have. Mold can cause serious health issues, even when it isn’t toxigenic. Let Dry 24 Water Restoration help you with your mold damage and restore your space to a safe and healthy environment.

Our teams are trained and certified to safely and effectively remove mold. Don’t ignore it! We can help. Contact us today to get schedule mold removal in your home or business.

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