The bad news about mold damage is that it can be found just about anywhere in your home. Sure, there are spots that it is most likely to be found and it will probably start at, but if left unchecked, that mold can spread throughout your entire home. The health risks of this can be very serious as mold can cause dangerous respiratory symptoms any just about anyone. However, the potency of these symptoms can be greatly increased if they affect the elderly, young, or immuno-compromised. This is not to mention the damage that mold can do to your home. If mold grows unstopped in your home, it can begin to grow inside your walls which then requires serious work to be done to have it removed. We at Yellow Van Restoration in the Kearney see problems such as this with our clients every single day. We want to help you avoid ever being stuck in a similar situation. Thus, below are a few of the main ways in which mold growth is most likely to occur throughout your home.
A common problem for homeowners in areas of high humidity is that, despite their best efforts to prevent mold growth, they continue to see mold popping up throughout their home. This is because the level of humidity is so high. When it comes to high humidity areas, there really isn’t much you can do to prevent mold growth around your windowsills and basement other than wiping down those areas regularly. The level of moisture in the air is simply so high that the mold doesn’t need any more moisture than what is already in the air to begin growing.
Concentrated Areas Of Moisture
This is obviously the most common means of mold growth occurring. No matter what level of humidity in the air, if you allow excess moisture to pool in your home you will be susceptible to mold growth. Fortunately, the principle is very simple. Just keep on the lookout for any leaks or areas where moisture is pooling and take care of the problem as soon as possible.
Plenty Of Material To Feed On
Most molds must get their food from the environment, living and feeding on the dead organic matter. Outdoors, molds are very important in decomposing organic materials and recycling nutrients. Indoors, many building components and contents contain materials that are excellent food sources for mold, such as wallpaper glue, some paints, greases, paper, textiles, and wood products. Indoor dust may contain fibers, dead skin cells, and other organic matter that can serve as a food source for mold when adequate moisture is available.
Temperature has a strong influence on mold growth. different types of mold have minimum, optimum and maximum temperature ranges for growth. Many fungi grow well at temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which are also ideal temperatures for human comfort.
If you find mold throughout your home, don’t let the problem become worse by putting off getting help cleaning it up. Our certified technicians at Yellow Van in Kearney and relief from your mold problem is just one call away!