Mold Damage Specialists in Destin
Remediating a Mold Infestation Requires Understanding How Mold Spreads
Sometimes a slow water leak occurs inside your Destin townhome, and it goes unnoticed for a long time. Anytime moistures sit indoors it is possible that mold growth occurs. Having a fungus exist inside your home can ruin contents or building materials and cause foul odors to exist inside your townhouse.
Whenever water gets inside a structure, the chance of mold growth is possible. If you ever notice water from a slow leak that has been sitting in a place inside your townhome, it is smart to call SERVPRO's mold damage experts in Destin. As soon as mold gets noticed, it is essential to get the situation remediated by professionals so that spores do not spread and cause fungi to grow in other parts of the building.
All types of mold start as spores. Spores are tiny, microscopic seeds that easily become airborne. Spores travel through the air until they find a place to settle. Once the spores settle, they sit idle waiting for the perfect conditions to grow into a fungus.
Many times spores do not grow right away, and they sit dormant until the conditions are ideal for them to develop. When moisture enters a location, spores swell up as they absorb water. Eventually, spores grow a network of structures called hyphae. Some hyphae grow under the surface where the spores sit, others spread out onto the surfaces, and some hyphae grow straight up and produce more spores.
For mold to develop it typically needs three things: a food source, water, and the correct temperature. Fungi typically form when the temperature of the area is between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. A fungus also needs a source of moisture and an organic type of food such as wood or paper.
Once a mold forms inside a dwelling, it can cause health effects. Molds produce two types of chemical compounds that affect humans. Microbial volatile organic compounds or mVOCs are what gives fungi an unpleasant odor. Myotoxins are the substances created by mold that possibly affect the health of some people.
Mold damage is always a situation that everyone should take seriously. Whenever you think there is the smallest chance of fungi infesting your building, call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for assistance any time of day, every day of the week.
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