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What Accelerates Mold Growth In Perdido Key

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

A large mold colony can ruin any homeowner's day.

Mold Growth

A large mold colony can ruin any homeowner's day. However, with every mold infestation comes a crucial question: "how long has this gone on for?" It is hard for most people to determine how long mold needs to grow and spread uninterruptedly to become a serious problem, and even the most well-educated experts know it is not an easy feat even with all relevant information provided. Ultimately, mold growth can be accelerated by everything from water to temperature to what direction the breeze is blowing. SERVPRO technicians take care to note even the most minute details in their mold evaluations, as these may be key factors behind how broad and far mold has spread.

Perhaps the most influential factor in how fast Perdido Key mold damage develops is the fungus's ability to find its base needs. Mold with access to relatively high volumes of water, ample food sources, and perfect temperatures may mature to a problematic colony within weeks of its first expansion. Restricting access to one or more of these factors may slow or entirely halt mold growth in your home.

However, a host of other factors can also influence growth rates in unpredictable and immeasurable ways. Mold growing in high-traffic locations where conditions are regularly interrupted by people or animals usually spreads much slower than colonies tucked away in corners. Some species of mold grow at an inherently faster rate than others, as well. SERVPRO inspectors take note of the primary characteristics of the mold to determine species, and we make sure to adjust our timetables and treatment plans appropriately. Ultimately, mold is sensitive to many factors in your home, but full removal is nearly impossible with conventional means. While trampling, burning, or even chemically soaking mold may kill a great deal of it, these practices are highly unsafe and inevitably leave some spores behind to restart the colony later.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is a local provider of professional mold remediation and prevention services. Call us anytime at (850) 469-1160.

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