Generally speaking no property is safe from mold. Even small amounts of moisture not taken care of can lead to deposits of mold. Recent studies by both the EPA and FEMA have shown that mold can begin to grow within 24 hours. Growth not treated not only causes severe property damage but can also lead to serious health problems as well.
Mold remediation and removal involves detecting the moisture environment causing the problem, eliminating this leak and drying the structure, replacing the damaged materials, and decontaminating the entire area.
Common causes of mold:
- Leaking damaged pipes
- Rainwater penetrating a foundation
- Leaking roof
- Water used to extinguish a fire