The microorganisms that turn into mold colonies are always in the air around us, so mold growth will start quickly—within 24 to 48 hours of water exposure. Mold will continue to grow if the moisture level is high. In buildings, mold is most fond of organic porous surfaces.
Heavy rain and flooding can bring water into your home, which can lead to water damage and even mold growth if not treated properly. Mitigating water damage immediately after a disaster is your best chance to prevent the growth of mold.
Humid weather and heavy rain can cause increased humidity in your home. Good ventilation in your home can help keep humidity down and help prevent mold growth. Opening windows and doors and the use of fans will help ventilate your home when needed.
Roof leaks can allow unwanted water to enter your home which can lead to the growth of mold. If water stains appear on your ceiling, inspect for water damage in your attic and have your roof inspected for any leaks.
Leaking pipes can be a common issue in your home. Because leaks can often occur inside walls and often hidden from view, inspect walls for water stains to prevent further damage and mold growth.
Condensation can occur when warm air collides with cold surfaces, or when there’s too much humidity in your home. Condensation can be visible on walls, concrete floors, windows, or metal pipes.
Due to colder temperatures, poor ventilation, and water leaks or flooding, basements provide the conditions for mold to grow. Regularly inspect your basement for signs of moisture or mold growth.
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