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What Is Household Mold? An Overview

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can spread very quickly in your home.

What Is Household Mold? An Overview Black mold is widely acknowledged as a problem for homeowners, but what exactly is it? While many are aware it poses dangers that make mold cleanup a priority wherever it rears its head, fewer are aware of how a moisture problem can contribute to the development of mold. When you understand this organism better, you can better prevent growth in your own home. Basic Facts About Mold Molds are colony microorganisms, like many bacteria. That means that while they look like one sprawling mass, they are in fact made up of individual single-celled organisms. They spread and reproduce by spores, which means mold can travel through the air in humid environments to infest new areas of the home. Many molds are harmless and other than showing signs of decay, pose no danger to people. Black mold, which is the type often found in damp and damaged building materials.

When you take these basic facts into account, it’s easy to see why mold is treated so seriously. As a problem, it will only continue to get worse once it develops, and addressing it usually means helping to prevent further damage to a building. That’s why mold cleanup needs to be a priority.

Preventing and Remediating Mold Damage

Most mold problems in Norman, OK are caused by moisture problems in homes. You can help prevent them by inspecting your house for obvious moisture problems like dampness, water coming into the basement, and leaky pipes. Other causes of water damage like dampness coming in from outside the home through foundation cracks or when buildings are built into the hillside can be harder to detect.

If you are serious about preventing black mold, you should talk to a mold remediation expert in Albuquerque, NM about an in-home inspection. That way, you can be sure you have not developed a mold problem in your own home.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Mold Remediation Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

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