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Can mold return after remediation?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

To be blunt, yes! After obtaining mold remediation services from a certified specialist, along with determining the actual cause of the infestation, the mold problems are usually taken care of. Despite that, it is still possible for mold to return at a later time. The reason usually comes from an underlying moisture problem.

So, why does mold come back after being treated? Mold is a fungus. It contains living organisms that, in order to live, have to breakdown moist, rotting organic matter to survive. Without fungi and other decomposing organisms, dead debris from scraps, leaves, etc. would just simply continue to pile up. In wooded areas, it’s a good thing when mold breaks down wet, rotting wood. In our homes and buildings however, it’s an extremely bad thing.

Mold reproduces by way of microscopic spores, which are almost always present in the air we breathe on a daily basis. Even if your indoor air quality is excellent there are still trace amounts of mold spores present. It’s all but unpreventable. In small masses, fungal spores don’t generally cause any harmful health effects. The last mentioned tends to occur when large amounts of mold are growing nearby, releasing large quantities of spores into the air.

If there’s moisture, especially wet and rotting wood, carpeting, or drywall, it creates the right habitat for molds to begin to grow. Moisture is almost always at the root of mold infiltrations. If the underlying moisture problem isn’t resolved properly during the mold remediation process, the mold problem could very likely recur in the near future.

We here at SERVPRO of Lenoir, Duplin & Jones Counties use highly trained technicians to try and make sure this isn’t the situation at your home or building.

Call us at (252)208-7888 for your mold infestation problems.

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