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Moisture And Mold Growth

Moisture And Mold GrowthIn order to understand mold growth, it’s important to understand mold. Mold is a living organism, and living organisms need certain things to grow and thrive, so the best way to avoid or stop mold growth is to stop supplying it with what it needs to survive. If given the right conditions, mold is extremely hearty, and it will continue to spread and grow for as long as its allowed, causing your property and your health to become compromised.

The key life ingredients that mold requires to grow are:

  • Spores
  • A food source such as drywall or belongings
  • A dark or dim environment
  • Moisture
  • Oxygen
  • Warmth
  • Time

When looking at the requirements for mold growth, there is really only one thing that sticks out when it comes to eliminating mold’s perfect environment for life. While the interior of a home or basement can’t reasonably live without drywall or belongings, oxygen, time, darkness, or spores carried in the air, it can live without excess moisture, and eliminating moisture is the key way to stopping mold in its tracks.

At AA Action Waterproofing, we know how important it is to stop mold growth, and how keeping moisture from your basement or home is the key to doing just that, and we make this a priority during all of our waterproofing jobs. With waterproofing, it’s always best to take care of any moisture issues before they become a problem, so we always recommend having your basement waterproofed before mold is found or thought to be present.

Should you find mold in your home, it’s also important to go through a mold remediation process to ensure the mold has been entirely eliminated. In instances of small amounts of more harmless mold, this can be done by yourself, but we always recommend calling in the professionals for more serious instances or when dealing with more hazardous mold types. After existent mold has been eliminated, it will then be time to take care of the problem with waterproofing to ensure it doesn’t occur again.

This entry was posted in Mold & Mildew on November, 10, 2014