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Mold Growth From Water Damage

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

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Mold growth requires water so no water, no mold!

Mold is the result of a water problem so, fix the water problem, clean up the mold and you have fixed the mold issue.

In order to avoid mold problems, you need to avoid water problems. That is easier said than done especially if you have no idea you have a water problem. 

Mold also requires food to grow. The food it likes best is cellulose – (A carbohydrate that is a polymer composed of glucose units and that is the main component of the cell walls of most plants. It is insoluble in water and is used to make paper, cellophane, textiles, and other products the more processed the better.)

Mold really likes wet paper. It kind of likes wet wood, but not as much as it likes wet paper. It likes processed wood better than it likes real wood.  

Because it usually takes time for mold to grow, you need to be prompt in drying the structure after a water damage event. Acting fast will help prevent a mold problem from developing. Of course, make certain that the underlying problem that caused the water problem is also corrected.

If you suspect mold in your home or business, give us a call. 

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