What is Mold?
Mold is a fungus that reproduces by spreading tiny spores everywhere. Each and every day, there are millions upon millions of mold spores just drifting through the air, both indoors and outdoors. Outdoors, molds plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matters, such as leaves and dead trees, but indoors mold growth should be avoided. Mold may begin to grow indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. Although there are many different types of mold, none of them can grow without water or moisture.
Remember mold is everywhere and has been around a long time, so living with mold is a natural process. It's only when mold levels grow beyond the normal levels that they can cause problems. So, knowing the basics about mold can help you and your family.
The key to mold control is moisture control
If mold is a problem in your home, you should have the mold cleaned promptly and properly and have the water problem repaired
It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth
If you have visible mold in your home, contact SERVPRO of South Albany County today at 518-456-1111. Our technicians are friendly, well-trained, and knowledgeable to determine the problem and course of action remediate the problem.