Tips on Mold Growth
When spring has arrived so has the rainy season. Rain can bring the opportunity for mold growth to present itself in your home. Due to this, we suggest that you call SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello at the first sight of any moisture or growth. If you feel that you have discovered mold in your home or office, we are here to help.
Mold and fungal spores occur naturally outdoors, where fungi are the earth’s recyclers. Indoor, mold needs moisture to grow. With this being said it can cause many problems when water damage, or humidity, or dampness is present.
Common ways for excessive moisture that can lead to mold can include:
- Damp crawl spaces
- Flooding from surface water (storms, flooded streets, etc.)
- Roof leaks
- Leaking pipes
- Sewer back ups
How to prevent mold growth:
- Control excessive moisture and condensation
- Keeping susceptible areas in your home clean and dry
In the case of leaking pipes or a flood, standing water needs to be taken care of immediately. When materials are wet they should be clean, removed, replaced or dried out. Items that have been wet for 48 hours or more have a bigger chance to grow mold and need to be thrown away. In any instance where you may have mold called SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello at 208.242.3819