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What is Mold?

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Mold? Mold (or mould) is a term used to refer to fungi that grow in the form of multicellular thread-like structures called hyphae.

Overview

Mold Is Everywhere! You can easily spot the most visible type of mold, called mildew, which begins as tiny black spots that often grows into larger colonies.

Mold growth requires moisture. The sources of moisture could be Washing, cooking, air humidifiers, condensation or leaks from plumbing or from the outside. Poor ventilation contributes to higher humidity levels and leads to condensation, which also allows mold growth.

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

What you can do until help arrives

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (843) 577-2470

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