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Learn More About the Basics Concerning Mold

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Learn More About the Basics Concerning Mold

Mold needs moisture to grow, so if it is present, the growth can happen quickly. Mold spores are present everywhere in Dallas, Texas. Since it is so common, all homeowners want to know the basics. This helps to ensure that you know what to do to prevent black mold and other types, as well as remove it should it be present in your home.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungi and there are several different types. You have surely heard about black mold (stachybotrys atra), but there are also other types that are commonly found in homes, including cladosporium and aspergillus.

The aspergillus type is considered to be largely allergenic, and it is commonly found in air conditioning systems. Cladosporium is often seen on painted surfaces, the back of your toilet and in fiberglass air ducts.

Detecting and Removing Mold

You now know what mold looks like and where it may start to grow. It can start growing in just a day, as long as the level of moisture is right. Mold also tends to grow rapidly, so as soon as you notice it, you want to take action to get it removed from your home.

If you have black mold, it is a good idea to have a professional come in and tackle the removal since it can be toxic to people. With the other two major types, you can often remove them on your own using cleaners meant for mold.

You can see that black mold, and other types of mold, can be very problematic for homeowners. With this information, you can better determine if you have a moisture problem. It also helps you know what to do to ensure effective mold cleanup should mold start to grow in your home. Visit http://www.SERVPROnortheastdallas.com for more information on mold.

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