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Mold Remediation

There are many different types of mold. Mold typically grows from spores, which are everywhere in our environment.  In the right environment these spores germinate.  When the relative humidity exceeds 70 percent and the temperature is above 65 degrees, the likelihood of mold growth increases.

After a water damage or flood occurs in your home or office, it is essential to act quickly.  Structural materials that act as a food source for mold to grow when exposed to the right conditions, for long enough, start to show signs of mold colonies.  When these conditions persist, mold can spread and grow very quickly.

Eliminating and preventing the growth and spread of mold is a continuous challenge. The presence of moisture in the bathroom, kitchen, attic and basement makes these areas of the house the ideal breeding ground for fungal growth.

When water damage occurs indoors – action is necessary immediately.  If wet or damp materials or areas are dried within 24-48 hours after the loss occurs, in most cases mold will not grow.

Keep indoor humidity low.  If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent, ideally between 30 and 50 percent.  Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter, a small, relatively inexpensive instrument available at many hardware stores.  Condensation can be a sign of high humidity.

Actions that will help to reduce humidity
  1. Use air conditioner if applicable.
  2. Run the bathroom exhaust fan or open the window when showering.