Cold surfaces in your home can cause condensation. Condensation can happen on concrete floors and concrete metal pipes. It can also happen on concrete walls. These areas are prone to mold and mildew growth.
Inefficient HVAC system and poor ventilation can cause pockets of stagnant moist which molds thrive in. Water and steam evaporating in the air indoors must be circulated through ducts and windows to keep the moisture level balanced. If your home has poor ventilation, damp surfaces dry out slowly. Therefore, you must ensure that ventilation in rooms like the kitchen and the bathroom is working properly.
If you forgot to wash wet clothes in your house for long period of time, mold can grow on them as well as nearby surfaces since wet clothes releases moisture. Make sure that you wash your clothes when it becomes wet. Do no wait for a day or leave them on a pile waiting to be washed since mold will grow on them.
Although drying clothes in a drier is the most convenient way to clean your clothes, it can cause mold growth as well. The drier releases high amount of moisture if the hose is not vented outside. Also, drying clothes indoors can build up moisture in a poor ventilated room.
Mold Growth After Flooding
Flooding and water damage can cause mold growth. It is inevitable for mold problems the happen after flooding. If your house is flooded, it will take a few days to a couple of weeks before it dries out, especially the basement. And since mold only need a wet surface for about 24 hours, you have to expect mold problem and be ready for mold abatement.
Some molds are less toxic that others, but those dangerous molds will require extreme conditions to grow. Black mold requires wet material, such as wood to be damp for a few days before it begin to grow. Flooding and water damage can create these conditions putting you at risk of being infested with molds.
Call our mold removal company today if you are concerned about mold. In Tip Top Restoration we have the best team in mold inspection and mold remediation. We are amazing in it! And your property will be safe for you and your family!