Mold growth is a common problem that affects numerous homeowners across the country. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for mold to spread around your home and affect its looks and performance. In today’s post, your flooding repair expert, Action Restoration, shares the three common sources of mold growth. Read on to learn more.
With all of the bacteria and contaminants present in floodwater, they can damage your home and leave health hazards, and mold spores are one of them. All it takes for mold to spread through your home is a small leak or a source of moisture. In the event of a flood, expect mold growth to follow if you leave the issue untreated. While it’s impossible to prevent floodwater from reaching your home, you can protect your structure by checking your plumbing and siding regularly for any signs of leaks. Mold growth can also be prevented by extracting flood water from your home right away.
Mold spores can spread at a blistering rate. If you have any cracks or leaks present in your home, no matter how small, could create the perfect breeding ground for mold. This is especially true if the cracks are in parts of your home that are difficult to reach such, as behind the wall, or in a nook or cranny. You can inspect your home for any strange appearance of moisture that you can spot on your walls, ceilings, or floors. Be sure to seal up any leaks once you find them. If the mold has already spread by a significant amount, contact your flood restoration company to assist you with repairs.
Even if humidity isn’t on any surface of your home, their mere presence can be the catalyst for mold growth. Since humidity can be present in any part of your home, this means that mold can grow in any space as well. If you notice that your home is regularly muggy due to a faulty sink, poor ventilation or water damage, address this issue immediately. This can be remedied by large-scale drying and dehumidification. This eradicates the mold spores from your home since there isn’t enough moisture for them to multiply.
Do you have mold problems in your home? Call on your flood damage expert, Action Restoration! We don’t just restore homes, we restore people’s lives. Our licensed contractors will find the source of the problem and keep your home healthy and comfortable for your family to live in. Call us at (616) 200-8946 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us.