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How Mold Develops

How Mold Develops

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If you see suspicious spots in your home, especially in damp areas like the bathroom or basement, that’s probably mold. Mold is a kind of fungus. It’s commonly black or white, but it can also be brown, green, or orange.

Mold reproduces from tiny particles called spores, that it sends out into the air. There’s a lot of mold outside, because mold is important for breaking down plant matter into soil. When you or your family go out of the house, spores can settle on your clothes and shoes. Then, when you carry them back inside, the spores can start to grow on surfaces in your home.

Spores like any place that’s damp, but their favorite habitats are insulation, drywall, or any cloth or wood. Once the spores settle in, they quickly spread and become mature mold. Then the mature mold, which is called a colony, produces more spores, and the mold spreads even further.

If you see mold, you’ll want to call Water Damage LLC. Mold can create bad, musty smells and look very unsightly. What’s more, it can ruin any surface it’s allowed to grow on. The mold is actually feeding on its host surface.

You’ll also want to call Water Damage LLC because mold can cause serious health problems. Many people are allergic to mold. Some molds can cause respiratory problems, such as aspergillosis, which results in coughing, fever, and chest pain. Some molds also contain mycotoxins, that can lead to neurological symptoms such as dementia and loss of balance and coordination. Children, older people, and people with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.

Mold can actually be present without being seen. Spores can establish colonies in drywall, behind paint or wallpaper. Moisture can be trapped behind the wall, and mold likes to feed on the cellulose in drywall. If you see discoloration in a wall, or notice a musty smell, call Water Damage LLC to have the area tested or for the immediate mold removal.

Water Damage LLC can restore your home and fix water damage, as well as remove mold safely and quickly. Call them right away at 954-479-2177 or 1-800-779-7659.

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