Why Mold Keeps Growing Back
Mold Grows Back When the Moisture problem is Not Solved.
If you have mold in your home that keeps coming back, then you have a moisture problem. Many homeowners mistakenly think they can eliminate black mold by scrubbing it away using bleach. However, if you haven’t removed the source of excess moisture, the mold is virtually guaranteed to return in the same location. To get rid of mold, a full mold cleanup should be performed by a professional mold remediation service, such as SERVPRO of El Centro. Our experienced technicians will use moisture sensors, hydrometers, and infrared cameras to locate the source of moisture. We will eliminate the mold and completely dry the affected structural areas. We will provide you with tips on how to best prevent elevated moisture from reoccurring. The key to preventing mold growth is often to improve ventilation and air exchange.
What Makes Mold Grow
Mold releases spores are similar to microscopic air-borne seeds. These spores are found everywhere, outside, and indoors. Whenever a spore lands in a place with the right amount of moisture and growing conditions the spore can colonize and grow. Any surface that is consistently damp and not affected by strong air movement can be a place for mold growth.
Common sources of moisture and water damage:
- Leaking roofs and windows
- Leaking water supply lines or water pipes
- Groundwater seepage from poor drainage or ground flooding
- Steam from showers and cooking
These and other sources of moisture can cause high indoor humidity, indoor relative humidity of 60 percent and above may contribute to mold growth.
Why Remediation Is Necessary
Many water and moisture sources that are the source of mold growth are apparent. However, leaks that are inside walls or other hard-to-see places are not easy to detect. At SERVPRO, we have the equipment and experience to locate hidden sources of moisture. We, not only clean up mold our team will help you prevent its return.
If you see or suspect there is a mold problem in your home or location, please call SERVPRO of El Centro, we can help.