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Understanding Mold Growth

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO  Understanding Mold Growth Mold removal in a retail store in Bronx,NY

Preventing mold growth in Bronx, NY, is something many business owners have become increasingly aware of. Not only can mold cause damage to the property, but it has the potential to spread which can be a cause for concern. Understanding how mold grows can allow these business owners to better protect their companies.

Where Mold Grows

Understanding where mold grows can help you identify potential problem areas in your company building. Knowing these locations can allow you to inspect them as needed for water damage, which can provide an enticing environment for mold spores. These areas can include:

  • Duct work
  • Masonry surfaces, especially pocket areas
  • Drain pans for an HVAC system and the system itself
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Basement areas

Why Mold Grows

In most cases mold growth occurs in area of high humidity or locations that are constantly damp, where it has access to organic or cellulose-based materials. These can include areas near a leak or other water source, or a place where condensation settles. A lack of proper ventilation can also encourage water build up. The moisture allows the mold to thrive. As it grows mold will release spores which can then spread to other areas.

Preventing Mold from Growing

If you find mold or water caused damage in your business property it’s best to take care of it as quickly as possible. A mold remediation specialist can look over the area and not only take care of the damage the water caused, but dry and sanitize the affected space to prevent mold problems. Keeping things as clean and dry as possible is one of the best ways to prevent mold from growing.

Because mold growth occurs in damp locations, it’s best to remedy water damage as quickly as possible. If you have mold or damp areas in your place of business, you may want to contact a professional to help with the cleanup process.

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