The bottom line is that it’s very simple for mold to get into your home…and thrive.
In some cases, mold may creep into your attic , while at other times, basement mold removal may be needed.
But what causes mold growth and most importantly, what can you do when you need mold removal services?
What Causes Mold Growth?
First, let’s review what mold is.
It’s a type of fungus that can live almost everywhere. Mold has been around for millions of years, and it thrives on moisture. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that nearly every day, you’re exposed to some type of mold.
In tiny amounts, mold is generally harmless if you don’t have any serious health conditions or chronic diseases.
But the problem is that mold tends to reproduce quickly. It releases spores and these grow almost immediately after they attach to something.
Mold growth is also called mold colonies. When mold settles and appears on a moist surface, it can actually start to grow within 24 to 48 hours. All it needs to grow is a hospitable environment. This means it must have a temperature between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and there must be an ample supply of oxygen and moisture.
From that point, mold reproduces by sending out spores of “seeds” that find ideal places to land and then the process starts all over again.
How Did Mold Get Into My House?
This is a question we get a lot, especially when there’s a need for basement mold removal.
Any doorway, window, heating and air conditioner ductwork and vents can be a pathway for mold to enter your home. That’s one reason it’s so important to have regular air duct cleaning.
Certain products like paper, cardboard, wood and tiles can encourage mold growth. Even upholstery, fabric and carpet—particularly if they have been wet—can create a perfect staging ground for mold growth.
Remember: It’s possible that you may have unseen mold in your house. Just because you don’t see any obvious spores doesn’t mean that there isn’t mold.
Should I Clean Up Mold Myself?
It’s tempting. After all, it seems to be a “simple” procedure, right?
Not so fast.
There are a lot of dangers associated with DIY mold removal, especially basement mold removal.
So before you start, consider this:
Even inhaling mold or its spores can trigger allergic reactions. It can also affect those who have asthma and other similar conditions. It’s not unusual to have eye, nose and throat irritation as the result of mold exposure.
In addition, you may inadvertently spread mold to other areas of your house.
What Can Mold Removal Companies Do?
Need a solid, reliable mold removal company? First Call is the right call. We go to great lengths to ensure that all of the mold in your house is removed safely and thoroughly. We’re also able to control moisture and clean any contaminated items
First Call demonstrates its dedication through providing the following services as part of mold removal:
- Dehumidifying the area
- Containment setup
- Filtering the air
- Removing any mold-contaminated removal
- Black mold removal
- Comprehensive clean up
Another advantage of working with First Call is that we provide documentation and work with your insurance company for a seamless service.
Mold Removal Services in the Burlington, Raleigh and Greensboro Areas
When you have mold in your home, you want it removed quickly and thoroughly. Don’t trust your home to just any company.
That means you can trust our professionals who will treat your home with the same dignity and respect that we would treat our own.
We’re dedicated to exceeding your expectations and offering only the best in customer service.
Are you seeing any telltale signs of mold? If so, First Call is always the right call. Contact us today.