What Is Black Mold?

In many cases where moisture is involved, mold damage can actually be prevented. Mold growth can often be found behind a bathroom wall or under a sink. However, if there is a visible fungus on a wall's surface, more mold will likely grow below or behind it. To prevent black mold from growing in your Bountiful, UT home, you need to call SERVPRO as soon as you notice water damage. The best way to avoid mold growth is to remove the water. Mold cannot grow without the moisture from water. This is why it is important for homeowners to call SERVPRO of Bountiful immediately when your home is flooded from a pipe break.

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How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Bountiful immediately. 

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Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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