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8/27/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Damage in Ventura California Mold Damage in Ventura California


Any type of mold in the home is a concern and may be linked to certain health effects. Mold growth generally requires specific conditions to remain active spread contamination. Home owners often ask a very good question. With how difficult it is to remove? Does mold die when it’s dry?

Mold is a fungus, a living organism that grows, breeds and requires nourishment to survive. Mold thrives and multiples when the environment supplies moisture, nourishment and warmth. Moisture is generally considered to be the definite trigger that promotes active fungal growth. No moisture – no mold.

When Mold Lack of Moisture, will they die?

Moisture deprived mold may indeed appear dried – up and lifeless. It is without moisture to keep it active, the mold fungus mass stops growing and becomes inert. When mold lacks moisture, the fungi will hibernate, it will die and dry out. Once moisture is available, spores become reactivated. Depending on the species, mold can stay dormant for years. Keeping your humidity level between 30 – 60 percent helps manage the prevention of mold growth. Active mold requires remediation to ensure it will not begin to grow again.

Dry mold can cause problem?

When mold dries out, the spores become temporarily inactive. But dry mold spores are still able to cause undesirable health effects. Dry mold spores become light without moisture weighing hem down. This allows them to become airborne and it is one of the easiest way for mold to spread. Even dry and inactive, when mold is present, health effects can occur. Depending on the species of mold and an individual’s immune response, reaction to mold may vary.

The best way to fight and prevent mold from affecting your home is through complete removal. Our professional mold remediation team is here to help.

If you have questions about mold, meet with our mold experts for professional advice. We will examine your mold problem and the damage.

Call us at: SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

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