Mold needs a dark space, moisture and an organic substance in order to colonize. Most of the building materials on our properties create the ideal environment for mold growth. If left untreated, mold can colonize, get into your HVAC system and spread throughout your property. If there is another area of moisture present, those mold spores can begin to colonize and affect the new area as well.
The key to mold prevention is moisture. If you can address the source of moisture and contain it, then you can prevent mold from forming. However, many times we go on about our lives not realizing we have a moisture problem. It could be a leak in the attic, a small leak in a pipe dripping down the back of our walls or a previous water damage event that was not cleaned and dried properly.
If you notice mold in your home, than chances are there is an unaddressed moisture source. Mold can be quite hazardous to your health and you need to take action immediately. Cleaning it up yourself is not always the best method. If done incorrectly, mold spores can travel to different areas of the property and make the mess worse.
You need to choose a professional company with a proven track record of success.
Call Baker is a full service restoration and remediation company. We are certified by the IICRC in mold remediation and can take on your project, no matter the size. Servicing the Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and Eastern Cuyahoga Counties, we have been remediating properties from mold for the past 20 years.
Always available, you can reach us at 440.350.4755. Mold will never get better on its own. You need to hire the professionals who know how to quickly and safely get the job done.
How does Mold Form?
It is very common to find mold spores in our indoor environment. Mold is everywhere. However, the key is moisture. When a mold spore lands on a wet, moist surface, the colonization process is likely to begin. It is your job to make sure your property is as dry as possible.
Many of our clients make these common mistakes below. They either do not notice these areas of moisture, or they are not aware there is a problem in the first place. Regardless, these are the top reasons mold could form on your property.
Sometimes, builders can get lazy when building a house and improperly ventilate appliances such as cooking shields, dryer vents or bathroom fans. In some cases, the ventilation is exhausted into an attic or crawlspace, building up condensation and moisture in those areas.
When this happens, it creates a breeding ground for mold. The dark, damp environment gives rise to mold colonization. In addition, many of these spaces are not obvious to our day-to-day lives, so a large mold issue can go unnoticed for long periods of time.
Leaky pipes are another culprit of mold formation. These pipes can be found in bathrooms, under the kitchen sink or even in the attic. The leak is slow enough that it goes un-noticed for some time, however can create a highly humid environment that mold thrives upon.
The key to preventing leaky pipes is constant maintenance, having a plumber check your pipes on a yearly basis or checking your water bill for any sudden spikes.
Mold is the leading type of secondary damage to a water restoration event. It is quite common that property owners either hire out the cheapest labor they can find, or try to tackle the water damage themselves. What ends up happening is that the moisture does not dry completely, and hence creates an environment ideal for mold colonization.
In order to avoid secondary damage, choose an experienced and professional company to handle your water mitigation. You may pay a little more on the front end, but you save time, money and a headache by preventing mold from growing from the affected area.
Call Baker for your Mold Remediation Project!
When you reach out to Call Baker for your mold remediation project, we will take the time to find and fix the sources of moisture. This way, future mold growth can be prevented. Certified by the IICRC in mold remediation and over 20 years of experience, we will make sure your mold remediation project is done correctly.