How Your Home Gets Mold Growth and What to Do About It
It’s actually not surprising how often homeowners experience mold growth in their Phoenix homes. Between the moisture from torrential monsoons to constantly running air conditioners and swamp coolers, mold has many opportunities to thrive if left unchecked. Learn about how mold growth occurs and the preventative measures to take to avoid it, many houses struggle with keeping this presence from affecting their families.
You already have mold in your home
Here’s an interesting fact most people are unaware of: mold spores exist everywhere, including in your home. It has nothing to do with cleanliness, it’s a simple fact. The problem is when those spores start to grow and multiple. When that happens, you need to take action, as no type of growth in your home should go unaddressed. The longer you wait for remediation, the worse the mold damages become until they have caused irremediable damage.
How does mold growth happen?
Now that you understand that mold spores are always present, the question is: how does growth happen? Continual moisture is one of the primary causes of mold growth in your home and is often the most challenging of the conditions to avoid. Many people are unaware of moisture-ridden areas of their homes if they are not in high traffic areas and seen on a regular basis. Think about that attic where your A/C resides; if it’s dripping or leaking, there’s ongoing moisture that’s resulting in mold growth. Same with a slow leak behind a bathroom wall or water seeping into your walls from a water-logged roof after monsoons. Locating the source of this moisture is one of the top priorities of professional remediators, as eliminating the source can keep further colonization from occurring.
What else encourages mold growth in homes?
Organic materials are necessary for mold growth to occur, and these are easily found in most homes. Even in homes built decades ago, wood framing was a primary component to the design. The mold colony feeds and thrives on materials like wood and drywall, corroding these areas as it spreads. Microbial growth that has existed for a long time often requires specific materials to get removed entirely and replaced rather than to salvage them with mold removal and restoration techniques.
Got mold? Get the experts!
Finding mold in your home requires you to work with a reputable and qualified professional remediation company. Our SERVPRO of East Phoenix mold remediation technicians has extensive training and expertise tackling all varieties of mold that affect homes and commercial properties. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (602) 507-6163. We’re here to help!