What Causes Mold Growth in Your Home

There are many different types of mold, they all start as a tiny spore, invisible to the human eye. The spore floats through the air until it lands on a moist surface, if it does not fall on a wet surface it will die. Humidity provides a mold spore with ideal growing conditions. If there are areas in your home with high humidity levels, chances are a few mold colonies are growing there.

It is common for a roof to have a leak that is ever so slight that does not cause any water damage per se but does allow water in and creates an ideal growing environment for a mold colony. When your leaky roof leaks into a poorly ventilated space, like your attic, this could be a recipe for a mold disaster in your home.

One of the worst places mold for to grow is in between the walls. Mold growth in your walls happens when you have a leaking pipe behind a wall that is not leaking badly enough for you to see water damage on your side it is, however, leaking just enough to give a new mold colony the moisture it needs to grow into a real issue.

Another cause of mold growth in your home that I almost don’t even want to say is that if you leave piles of wet clothes lying around for extended periods of time, chances are they will grow mold.

Here are the facts, if you have mold in your home, you need to call a mold remediation company, also known as a mold removal company. The last thing you want is to “solve” it on your own only to find out you did not fully remediate the entire mold colony. Call DryMax Restoration today; we are a mold remediation company. We are located in Louisiana and service the Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Opelousas areas with all of their mold removal needs.