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Interesting Facts About Mold

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Drywall with black mold growth. Words MOLD FACT on picture Mold typically begins to grow within 24-48 hours with moisture present

While mold can be one of a homeowners worst nightmares, the organism itself is plenty interesting. For example, most people probably do not know that mold belongs to neither the plant nor the animal kingdom. It belongs to the kingdom of Fungi. Mold does not make its own food as plants do, nor does it really eat its food. It gets its sustenance by absorbing nutrients by breaking down substances such as wood and cellulose and other materials. Mold growth occurs best in warm, damp conditions, which unfortunately can be common in homes that have rooms with high humidity.

The Key To Controlling Mold Growth

Technicians employed by a professional mold remediation franchise study mold to better understand its traits. Knowledge is power. The more that is known about mold the easier it is to control in Galena Park, TX. Here are some facts about mold that aid technicians during mold mitigation:

  • Mold is present just about everywhere
  • It spreads by microscopic spores
  • It can move around on air currents
  • It can live on a variety of surfaces
  • It can grow into colonies in as little as 48 to 72 hours

These facts allow certified technicians to follow a proven process to remove troublesome mold from a home. They know that taking care of a moisture problem is one of the first steps for eradicating mold from a building.

The Steps for Mold Cleanup
Since mold growth happens in damp areas, mold cleanup often involves dealing with water damage. A team of workers will conduct an inspection and assessment of an infested property. Often testing for mold is part of this process. Mold containment includes making sure mold spores do not colonize new areas of the property. Mold removal includes killing the actively growing mold and then scrubbing the areas clean with effective disinfectants. The final stages include restoring damaged materials and rebuilding rooms with structural damage.

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