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Reasons for Mold Growth and How to Prevent It

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Reasons for Mold Growth and How to Prevent It

Most people will probably agree that dealing with mold growth in a house in Slidell, LA is everything but fun. What factors can lead to the growth of black mold and how can you prevent it in the first place?

Reasons for Mold Growth

There are various reasons why mold has the chance to grow. First, be aware though that mold spores are a natural occurrence and you have to create a specific environment in order for it to grow. Mold thrives in moist and wet environments due to:

Water damage
High humidity level
Natural disasters

Aspects that can be responsible for water damage are things like broken pipes, a leaking roof, unsealed windows, a leaking water tank and a cracked foundation. Especially broken pipes can be difficult to notice as it takes some time until the issue becomes apparent. Furthermore, a humidity level over 60 percent is concerning and even more of a problem if water damage is already present. Tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding are often times responsible for the growth of black mold as it can take some time until excess moisture and standing water can be cleaned up after a disaster.

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