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How and Where To Expect Mold Growth

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth under sink Mold grows in unvented bathrooms, around leaky pipes, and underneath sinks with damaged seals

How To Prevent Mold Spreading In Your Home

If you’re worried about spreading mold in your Oklahoma City, OK, home then you may also have questions about this invader. Understanding the problem may help you take appropriate action if mold is found in your residence. Here’s what you may want to know.

1. How Mold Grows

Mold usually requires areas of high moisture such as a space near water or with high humidity. It prefers areas with dim to no light and feeds upon organic materials such as wood, paper, cloth, drywall, or plant matter. Because it is a fungus it creates colonies that may appear slimy or fuzzy. Mold may also range in color including, yellow, brown, white, grey, green, and black mold.

2. Where Mold Grows

A local mold remediation professional will usually start by checking out the areas of your home most vulnerable to spreading mold. This will include areas with high moisture such as bathrooms and under the kitchen sink, as well as spaces where condensation may occur such as a basement or crawlspace. Areas such as windows, doors, and attics may be next on the list as these spaces can form leaks. The professional-looking over your home can perform several tests to know for certain if mold is present in the suspected area.

3. Why Mold Spreads

One part of mold remediation is making sure that the mold has not spread to other areas of the home. Because mold is a fungi it can produce spores. These spores can then become airborne or attach to another object or being allowing them to be carried into new spaces. Remediation professionals can perform several tests to locate other affected areas if the mold has been spreading, and act accordingly.

If you want to prevent spreading mold in your home, it’s important to understand where mold is and how it grows. This will allow you to take the proper steps if mold is found. Remember, a remediation professional can help.

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