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4 Reasons Why Mold Keeps Coming Back

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

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How To Keep Mold Out

Discovering stubborn mold growth in your facility in Scarsdale, NY, can be cause for alarm, especially if the fungus just keeps coming back. If the mold in your property will not go away, there is likely another issue helping it stick around.


1. Water Problems
Mold is a fungus that spreads through airborne spores looking for moisture. If you discover unexplainable mold in your building, look for signs of water damage. The moisture helping the mold to grow is likely from some unseen water problem such as a leaky pipe. Fixing leaks is the first step to keeping mold out.


2. Ventilation Issues
Proper ventilation is important for keeping mold out of your facility. Restrooms and other areas where water is frequently used should be outfitted with fans, and your HVAC system should be checked routinely. Failure to keep air circulating leads to high humidity and condensation, creating the warm, moist spots perfect for mold.


3. Porous Materials
Mold feeds on the cellulose found in building materials such as drywall and wood. Because these materials are porous, mold grows down into them, not just on their surfaces. The fungus can create a root system and expand throughout your facility without being seen. These materials should be removed to help eradicate mold growth.


4. Improper DIY Cleanup
Finding a small spot of mold in your building might not ring alarm bells. You might just spray the fungus down with bleach and try to scrub it yourself, but you could make the problem worse. Using spray cleaners can add to the moisture problem and help mold spread. There is also a chance of missing spores. Even if an infestation seems small, calling a mold remediation specialist to assess your situation is the safest way to get the job is done right.
Mold growth is a hassle that no property owner wants but taking care of it properly the first time can keep it from coming back.

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