Mold can seem a little scary. Maybe not the fuzzy white stuff you find on bread that sat in the pantry too long; though when it starts to possess a color, or a few colors we start to get a little worried. Rightly so since mold is bacteria and can potentially spread, and enter into the air we breathe. In this post you will find some our most frequently asked questions regarding mold. Knowledge is power, the more you know the better you can prevent mold from occurring. If you have a more specific answer or wish to schedule water damage remediation, call (530) 642-8096.
What causes mold?
Mold is caused by moisture. A common example is the fact that a loaf of bread will mold, but a box of cheerios will not. The bread contains moisture, the cereal is dry. If you were to pour water into the box of
cheerios, they would eventually mold.
The same thing can happen within your home. A dry home that experiences a flood or burst pipe becomes at risk of significant amounts mold forming. Once that mold forms, it will become a health risk. Any excessive amount of water will cause mold, even if you can’t visibly see it.
How long does it take for mold to grow?
Mold can begin to form within twelve hours. So if you find a burst pipe, immediately call a water damage restoration company, like Pro-Line Cleaning Services, Inc.
The side effects of mold?
Mold and mildew can create a lot of issues, first and foremost, the health of you and your family can be harmed. Mold is known to be carcinogenic, which causes flu-like symptoms like diarrhea, infections, and stuffy noses. In addition, furniture, wood, and drywall can be destroyed. Less visible side effects can also occur. Like bacteria, mites, rodents and roaches all enjoy a damp area.