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What To Know About How Mold Grows and Spreads

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Technicians wearing protective gear while cleaning a house from mold damage Mold remediation in a Hibsaw, OK home

Three Things You Should Know About Fungus

One of the most important things to understand about mold mitigation in Hibsaw, OK, is how to avoid spreading mold during the cleaning process. As such, it's important to understand what mold is and how it grows. Here are three things you should know.

1. Mold is a Fungi

It's important to know that all molds, including black mold, fall into the fungi family. This means that they feed off of organic materials such as wood or paper, and reproduce via spores. On its own mold cannot be seen by the naked eye. However, what is seen and commonly associated as mold is actually colonies of multiple spores growing together. They can vary in appearance from flat and slightly fuzzy to more downey. Colors range through white, brown, gray, green, and even black.

2. Spores Can Be Airborne

It's also important to note that any spreading mold could be caused by airborne spores. This is one reason why it's important to quarantine the area when it's being cleaned. Your mold remediation professional will have the tools and knowledge needed to test for, and thoroughly clean, any places where mold may be growing in your home.

3. It Must Be Treated at the Source

One important thing to know about mold remediation is that any mold found must be treated at the source in order to completely remove the problem. This is why it's always best to contact professional when mold is located in the home. Not only will they know the most likely locations to seek out mold, but they have several tests they can perform in order to confirm its presence.
Avoiding spreading mold during the remediation process is an important step to removing mold from the home. Understanding that it is a fungi which spreads through airborne spores can help you know how to quarantine the affected area while the cleaning process is carried out. If you have any questions a professional may be able to help.

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