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Mold Damage – How Mold Grows

  • Mold requires a wet environment to grow, such as a basement, bathroom, attic or water damaged area
  • Mold damage usually starts as a consequence of improperly controlled water damage.
  • Mold spores typically begin growing within 48 to 72 hours after a water loss.
  • Many molds require a high level of moisture to grow, but can survive and reproduce at much lower moisture levels, sometimes as low as standard indoor humidity levels.
  • Mold growth can be prevented only with quick and efficient drying. This removes the moisture necessary for initial mold growth before it begins.