Mold growth is a fairly common occurrence inside of homes. While a small amount of mold growth here and there is usually not a cause for concern, large cases of mold growth or the type of mold may be. Here are some of the most often asked questions about mold growth, as well as our responses, for homeowners who aren’t sure what to do about their mold problem: Mold Removal Minnetonka MN
Is black mold cause for concern?
There are various types of mold that can grow in your home, and many of them can be potential causes for concern (albeit, varying levels of concern). Therefore, generally speaking, if you have mold in your home, whether it is green, white, or black, it should be removed.
When does mold start to become a problem?
Although mold spores are present in all homes, large areas of mold growth can result in health problems as well as structural harm to your home. Mold in homes can be identified by a musty odor and visible black, white, or colored specks/clusters/stains in areas of your home where there is a humidity, moisture, or water-related problem.
How does mold get into your home or form?
Mold spores can get into your home through open doors, windows, vents, and heating and cooling systems. Mold spores in the air can attach themselves to clothing, shoes, and pets and be carried inside that way. Mold spores will grow if they land in areas where there is excessive moisture or condensation, such as leaks, pipes, walls, windows, plant pots, or areas that have been affected by flooding. Wet cellulose materials (i.e., paper), cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are all ideal surfaces for mold growth. Mold growth can be facilitated and sustained by other things as well, such as dust, paints, insulation materials, wallpaper, drywall, fabric, upholstery, and carpet.