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Where Can Mold Damage Spread To?

9/30/2016 (Permalink)

Mold reproduces relatively quickly, and can easily spread out across a home and create additional colonies.

Where Mold Is Likely To Grow In Your Property

If you have discovered a colony of mold growing in your home, you may be alarmed that it will spread to other materials and regions of the house. Mold reproduces relatively quickly, and can easily spread out across a home and create additional colonies. Sometimes, mold spores may remain dormant until they find the perfect growing conditions in your home, and so there may still be problems days or weeks after you thought the problem was stamped out. To prevent this, SERVPRO does a thorough analysis of wetness and causative factors in the home, but you should also understand where mold is most likely to spread in your home.
 
Carpets
Carpeting across your home has a relatively high chance of incurring additional mold damage in Jacksonville. Carpets often absorb the same moisture as higher-elevation spots of damage, and thus can easily develop mold growth even if they were not the original focal point in your damages. Furthermore, carpets in different rooms can easily transfer mold spores between each other when a human or pet steps on a developing mold patch, carrying a large mass of microscopic mold spores without ever realizing it.
 
Curtains, Towels, and Fabrics in Bathrooms
No matter where the mold damage is in your home, fabrics in your bathroom may be at an elevated risk simply because they are constantly in a warm, moist environment. Mold spores spread through the air across your home, and there is little to be done about this, but reducing the amount of moisture affecting fabrics and organic materials in the bathroom can help prevent mold.
 
Behind Walls and in Attics
The materials behind walls and in attics are commonly made of wood and perhaps paper, two highly absorbent, organic substances which are highly favored by mold. If any kind of moisture reaches these regions, mold will grow quickly in them. We use advanced detection equipment to measure humidity and risk in these areas for further mold growth.
 
SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is a locally-owned company with national assets to help stamp out even the toughest mold cases in the community. Call us 24/7 at (904) 762-8066 for mold remediation or services.

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