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How Did This Mold Get Into My Home?

How Did This Mold Get Into My Home?Even if you clean every room of your home meticulously, you control your temperatures, and you’re always keeping up with every nook and cranny, you can still find mold in your home. In lesser-seen areas of a basement especially, water can seep in through cracks in the foundation or small spaces between windows or doors, and you may not even see the moisture until it starts to produce mold growth. Once you start smelling that tell-tale musty odor, it’s already too late, and you’re now dealing with a mold remediation situation to save your home, your health, and your property.

It only takes a very small amount of moisture to create mold, and this could even be excess moisture in the air from seepage that doesn’t even quite make it inside. Once the moisture is present, the air is there, and there is a cellulose type food source, the perfect scenario has been created to harbor successful mold growth. Mold grows quickly, and it can grow on clean surfaces just as easily as less-clean ones, as long as it has its moisture, its food, and its air.

Our basements, because they sit in the ground designated for absorbing water, are our most likely mold sources. Basements are also known to have crawlspaces and little nooks that are seldom seen, so mold can begin to grow and spread to a difficult situation before it’s even noticed. Once mold has taken over, remediation will have to take place, and there won’t be too much property damage in lucky situations. In unlucky situations, you may be forced to lose any property being kept in the area, which causes the mold growth to grow into quite the expensive problem.

At AA Action Waterproofing, we understand that mold can really happen to anyone. While we perform mold remediation services and mold testing, we also perform waterproofing services as well, which is what we’d highly recommend if you wish to avoid another mold situation in the future. If you suspect your home may also be home to mold, and you’d like it remediated and blocked from happening again in the future, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today!

This entry was posted in Mold & Mildew on December, 19, 2015