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Mold – Understanding What It Is & How It Can Affect Your Boise/Meridian Home

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

While mold occurs naturally in our environment, there are certain situations where mold can be
harmful to an affected property. In addition, excessive amounts of mold, certain types of mold
and exposure to molds have the potential to present health concerns to some people. And yet,
some types of molds are beneficial and a necessary part of our environment.
Water intrusion into a residential or commercial property is most often the cause of excessive
mold growth. If ideal conditions are present, mold is a fungus and can germinate and grow
within 24-48 hours. Mold spores begin colonize in 3-12 days and can become visible in 14-21
days. Mold typically grows on organic materials such as wood products, ceiling tiles, drywall,
fabric, insulation, cardboard and carpet. Eventually, mold will destroy the organic material it grows on.
FEMA has issued guidelines that suggest a property owner can remedy mold growth that affects an area of 25 square feet or less. Larger areas of 25 square feet or greater affected with mold should be handled by a mold remediation professional that is highly trained, such as SERVPRO of Boise.

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