Why You Might Need Mold Remediation Services in Your Home

If you’re wondering whether you might ever need professional mold remediation services for your home, consider these two facts:

  • Virtually all houses (and most any other building as well) contain dormant, microscopic mold spores.
  • It is estimated that about half of all U.S. homes already have active growing mold somewhere inside the structure.

Why Mold Becomes a Problem

  • There are more than 20,000 species of mold, but relatively few of them are common inside homes. Once contacted by water or some other moisture source — including simple high indoor humidity— all types of mold release microscopic airborne spores.
  • Outdoors, mold spores are generally harmless because fresh air dilutes their concentration. Inside an enclosed indoor environment, however, toxic spores may accumulate to very high levels.
  • Mold remediation services may be needed when allergic reactions or other physical symptoms affecting residents cannot be attributed to other causes or illnesses. Of course, it’s important to note that your personal physician must be the first person consulted about any such symptoms.
  • Indoor mold growth can also be destructive to the structure of the home. Long-term mold contamination can deteriorate wooden structures where it grows and may also permanently infect other building materials like drywall, as well as attic insulation and HVAC components.

What Triggers Mold Growth in a House?

Common X factors that prompt the need for mold remediation services include scenarios such as an incident of water damage, including a broken pipe, a leaky roof, or outdoor flooding entering the house. Local climate factors, including chronic high humidity, may also play a role.

Time Is of the Essence

Once dormant spores are contacted by moisture from any source, active mold growth begins within 48 hours. Toxic spores are released into indoor air. That’s why professional mold remediation services should be started ASAP after any water-related incident inside the home or when other possible issues such as illness are suspected.

Talk to the professionals at Paitson Bros. about conditions that may trigger the need for mold remediation services. Since 1922, we’ve been safeguarding the indoor environments of Wabash Valley residents.

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