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Molds are everywhere

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold growth

Molds are found everywhere, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present.  They reproduce by spores, which are carried by air currents.  When spores land on a moist surface suitable for life, they begin to grow. 

Because common building materials are capable of sustaining mold growth and mold spores are ubiquitous mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture and may be caused by incomplete drying of flooring materials (such as concrete).  

Flooding, leaky roofs, building maintenance or indoor plumbing problems can lead to interior mold growth.  Water vapor commonly condenses on surfaces cooler than the moisture laden air, enabling mold to flourish.  This moisture vapor passes through walls and ceilings, typically condensing during the winter in climates with a long heating season.

Significant mold growth requires moisture and food sources and a substrate capable of sustaining growth.  Common building materials, such as plywood, drywall, furring strips, carpets and carpet padding are food for mold.

SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County can remediate your mold.  Just give us a call.

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