When you notice mold in your home, Call SHOWCASE!
Molds are microscopic fungi that live on organic matter. Most molds produce spores which can be air-borne, or insect-borne and are highly adapted to grow and rapidly reproduce under the right conditions. Mold spores are found in virtually every environment indoors and outdoors. As a result, we all encounter mold spores daily. These spores may enter homes and buildings through air infiltration such as windows, doors, heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, or by attaching themselves to people, clothing and pets thus bringing mold spores indoors.
Mold spores are ready to spring to life as a growing colony if they are provided with three primary conditions:
- A temperature range between 47-120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Nutrients (Food source such as organic matter).
- Moisture/Water (Water intrusion in your home).
Two of these three supporting conditions for mold growth (temperature and nutrients) are a part of most homes and buildings. Regarding temperature, our homes are kept at temperatures that can encourage mold reproduction. Regarding nutrients, our homes are built with and furnished with suitable organic nutrients that encourage mold to grow. Examples of suitable organic materials which can provide these nutrients for mold growth include: carpet, fabric, upholstery, paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, drywall, wood and wood products, dust, paints, and wallpaper. The missing ingredient in most homes for mold growth is moisture/water intrusion.
In humid or wet conditions, molds will naturally grow in an indoor environment. It’s not that all molds are bad, they can be useful to people, for example, Penicillin is obtained from a mold. But, with that in mind it is important to understand there are potential health effects from mold in homes that may pose health problems to people sensitive to molds.
Because two of the three conditions for mold growth already exist in our homes, mold growth can occur where there is excessive moisture, such as where water leaks may have occurred in walls, roofs, potted plants or where there has been flooding.
Molds can gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by calling SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration Services to help in controlling the moisture and eliminating mold growth.
SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration provides:
- 24/7 Emergency Service.
- Highly professional and trained technicians.
- IICRC Certified Master Water Restorer. Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist, Water Damage Restoration Specialist and Applied Structural Drying experts.
- Quick response time
- 30+ years industry experience in all aspects of the Total Cleaning and Restoration Industry.