Knowing The Basics On Mold And Mold Growth
Mold grows quickly and mold grows heartily when your basement or any area of your home is exposed to moisture that isn’t properly cleaned. What many wonder, however, when faced with a mold problem is “How does mold grow?” and this is a great question to ask if you’re looking to eliminate your mold problem while staving off its return.
Mold only needs three very simple things to grow and spread, and this is food, moisture, and warmth. For mold, a great meal will consist of just about every type of organic or food material, as well as anything that may contain cellulose such as rugs or drywall. If your space is warm enough to be considered comfortable, has experienced water exposure two or more days ago, and includes materials that are organic or contain cellulose, you could be facing a mold problem with the propensity to spread with incredible rapidity.
Within your room, there are places you are more likely to find mold than others. Furniture with upholstery, carpeting, drapes, clothing, cardboard or paper, ceiling tiles, and wallpaper are likely to show mold quickly once mold begins to form, and these are places where you’ll want to look first if you’re trying to catch a mold problem before it becomes severe.
Once mold forms, it can spread to just about every type of surface in your home. Concrete walls in the basement, tile in the kitchen, or metal furniture can all experience mold growth, and it will if the problem is left unchecked to spread. At AA Action Waterproofing, we know that mold problems are often the very next worry after a leak or basement flood has occurred, and this is something that you should always consider after cleaning any type of standing moisture.
At AA Action Waterproofing, we know that learning more about mold can make fighting the fight against it easier. If you’re looking to learn more about mold, or you want the mold in your home tested or remediated, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today to see how we can help!