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How do Molds Grow In My Home?

You may suspect that you have mold if you see discolored patches or cottony or speckled growth on walls or furniture or if you smell an earthy or musty odor. You also may suspect mold contamination if mold-allergic individuals experience some of the symptoms.

Mold flourishes in dark, damp places which are poorly ventilated and in areas where water pools. Moisture and warmth can accelerate the growth of dormant mildew spores on most surfaces. Molds can gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent the damage to your home or business by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth. Modifications such as increased ventilation and proper drainage should be used to discourage mold growth. Another way to discourage mold growth is to keep humidity low, between 35 and 40% if possible, but in no case over 50%.

Evidence of past or ongoing water damage should also trigger more thorough inspection. Be on the lookout in your home for common sources of indoor moisture that may lead to mold problems: 
Flooding 
Leaky roofs 
Plumbing leaks 
Overflow from sinks or sewers 
Damp basement or crawl space 
Steam from shower or cooking 

Reports of any of these problems should be investigated. If there has been a leaking pipe in the basement, for example, items such as carpets, paneling, and drywall should be checked for water damage or mold growth. It is important to dry items quickly to prevent mold growth; in most cases, items dried within 24-48 hours will not become moldy. Carpet backing or padding must be dried in addition to the carpet or mold will likely result. Use an exhaust fan or open windows to remove humidity after showering. Use a squeegee to remove excess water from the shower stall, tub and tiles. Wash shower curtain, bathroom tiles, shower stall, tub and toilet tank. Look for mold in wet or damp places and in places that smell moldy or musty. Indoor mold growth should be cleaned up. Remember that mold comes in many colors, not just black.

In some cases, indoor mold growth may not be obvious. Mold does not need light to grow: it can grow in dark areas and on hidden surfaces, such as the backside of drywall, wallpaper, and paneling; the top side of ceiling tiles; and the underside of carpets and pads. Possible locations of hidden mold also include damp areas behind walls and in crawlspaces, inside pipe chases and utility tunnels (areas in walls where water and other pipes are run), on acoustic liners in ventilation ducts, and on roof materials above ceiling tiles. Investigating hidden mold can be difficult and may require a professional with experience investigating water- and mold-damaged buildings. Investigating hidden mold requires caution since disturbing moldy areas may spread mold throughout the building. If you hire a Mold inspector, to locate a water or mold problem, make sure the professional has experience identifying and locating mold and water problems. Check references and look for membership in professional organizations.


 

 


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