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Mold has the capability of becoming unmanageable quickly. Water is the most important factor in its growth. It spreads rapidly and should be addressed immediately. Under the right conditions, the germination of mold spores can happen within 12 hours. Mold smells bad and, if left untreated, can cause permanent structural damage to your environment.

Cellulose is a preferred nutrient for mold growth, and it is found in many building materials. Carpet, wood, trim, insulation, and drywall all contain cellulose. If these materials get wet, they are susceptible to mold growth. This is why you must act quickly after water damage since mold can start forming quickly. Mold in these materials compromises your space’s structural integrity.

Mold grows faster in dark, warm areas where there is a higher relative humidity. However, don’t believe the myth that mold will grow only in dark environments. Although it grows better in the dark because there is more moisture available, many molds begin disseminating their spores when they are exposed to light.

Mold is also the frequent cause of serious health conditions. With people spending more time indoors than in the past, there is a greater concern about interior conditions. We should be aware of how our environment affects our health. In some cases, people develop severe reactions to mold exposure. This can include fever, difficulty breathing, and even allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can happen immediately or develop over a period of time. People with compromised immune systems or those with chronic lung disease can develop serious infections of the lungs due to molds. It is imperative to act quickly to avoid any adverse reaction.

The growth of mold in Florida is happening at a rapid rate. This is due to moisture, water, high humidity, and flood damage. If you are encountering mold smells or visibly see black mold or any other type of drywall water damage, please contact us immediately. We’re here to keep you safe and healthy. Our number one priority is your health and safety. Contact us and let us know how we can serve you.