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Why Do I Have Mold in My Home?

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can grow in many places, but it only becomes a problem once moisture is present!

Many homeowners take care of their home to ensure they don’t have damage or other issues. So some are surprised to find mold growing in their bathroom, on their food, or in other places around their home. In case you’ve ever wondered how mold got in your home, we’ll explain!

Why is Mold in My Home?

The truth is, mold spores have always been in your home. In fact, mold spores are found virtually everywhere—indoors and outdoors. But because they are so small, they cannot be seen by the naked human eye. They are also dormant in this state, meaning they are not actively growing.

But these spores can activate under the right conditions, which is what causes the mold colonies you might see in your home. In order for the conditions to be right, mold needs moisture and organic material (food). Because organic material is usually readily available, spores usually activate once moisture is present. That’s why mold remediation specialists will look for a water source to both determine the cause of the growth and ensure it is no longer fueling the mold.

If you have mold but don’t know of any water damage issues, you likely have one of these issues:

  • Hidden water leak
  • High humidity levels
  • Condensation

Contacting a Mold Professional

If you have mold, it’s best to contact a mold remediation company as soon as possible. While you might not have any health effects, it can cause structural damage over time. If you live in the Lenoir, NC area and need mold remediation experts, call SERVPRO of Alexander & Caldwell Counties.

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