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4 Important Things to Remember About Mold

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

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4 Important Things to Remember About Mold

There are many varieties of fungus that can grow in your West Eau Gallie, FL, home. One of these is black mold. While this is a common problem, many people do not know much about this fungus. Knowing more about it can help you to handle it better. The following questions and their answers may be useful to you.

  1. What is Mold?

Black mold is a fungus that spreads through the growth of spores. These can travel through the air as well as on your clothing and shoes. Because they are so small, you will not know that they are there until they form a larger growth or colony. They are present in most locations and can be found in a variety of environments.

  1. What Causes it To Grow?

While the exact cause can vary, the simple answer is moisture. When mold has enough moisture, it can spread very rapidly. Depending on the severity of the moisture problem, you can have a large growth in your home in only a few days. However, even small amounts of moisture can allow this fungus to spread.

  1. How Do You Get Rid of It?

If moisture causes mold to grow, then you might think that removing the water will be enough to solve the problem. However, mold will not go away on its own and will need to be removed. Attempting to do so on your own can cause mold spores to spread throughout your house, so it is better to get a mold remediation company to perform cleanup for you.

  1. Can You Prevent It?

Luckily, there are some methods you can use to prevent black mold from growing. Keep humidity levels in your house low, through the use of open windows, exhaust fans or dehumidifiers. Be sure to clean regularly and perform maintenance to check for and repair leaks.

The best thing to do if you find mold in your home is to have mold cleanup done as soon as possible. Do not ignore it, as it will only get worse. For the best results, this should be done by a professional.

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