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Why You Must Consider Mold Problems

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why You Must Consider Mold Problems Black mold is a serious problem that all homeowners should consider.

Why You Must Consider Mold Problems

Your home may be completely new or perfectly cleaned, and you might still discover mold tucked into an out-of-the-way corner. This is because molds have the ability to survive in all types of environments. To survive, mold needs a source of food, basically anything organic, and a bit of moisture. This means that a towel you used for drying off the mirror and left in the corner could become moldy within a week. Black mold develops when the right conditions exist and Stachybotrys spores are in the area.

Controlling Mold

You may already be doing the necessary steps to control mold:

  • Cleaning up spills
  • Repairing leaks
  • Conducting home maintenance
  • Reducing levels of humidity in the home

However, there are many things that could lead to mold buildup that are out of your control. When any of the following happens, contact a mold cleanup and remediation professional.

High Humidity

During wet weather and in humid climates, you may struggle to reduce the levels of moisture in your home. When humid air meets a cold window or wall, condensation occurs, and water builds up. When this happens on porous surfaces, mold can form. It may happen inside the walls, behind tils, or under flooring where you can't see it.

Broken Pipes

One of the most common causes of broken pipes is freezing weather. When water freezes and expands, pipes may break and cause extensive water damage. When this happens mold cleanup is an essential part of repairs.

Broken Supply Lines

Broken supply lines cause a lot of flooding in homes. These thin hoses carry water to appliances, such as the refrigerator and washing machine. Although the lines are small, if they become disconnected or damaged, the amount of water that escapes could be the cause of a significant moisture problem.

Black mold is a serious problem that all homeowners should consider. No matter where you live or the condition of your home, mold could become a serious issue. Take immediate action when your Tyler, TX home is threatened by water damage.

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