Mold in Surprising Locations

Surprise MoldMost homeowners understand that mold growth can pose a serious health and safety risk to all occupants in the home. Whether you have recently dealt with flooding, heavy snow or have discovered mold in your basement or attic, you will benefit from choosing a water damage restoration service Janesville and Rockford residents can trust. It is important to reach out for a professional inspection because mold can grow in places you would never expect, particularly if you own an older home.

Mold Growth Inside of Walls

Walls are a common source of mold growth, especially in unfinished basement areas. The fact is that mold can grow inside any wall within your home, especially if the structure is compromised or you live in a moist climate. Ventilation is important for any home, but poorly ventilated walls are a breeding ground for mold. In extreme cases, you may actually have to have the drywall in your home replaced if there is a mold infestation. Black mold is a fungus that commonly hides inside of walls and some varieties are highly toxic. The mold may be either visible or invisible, and disturbing it can release spores into the air. Even closing a door can be enough to cause the vibrations necessary to release mold spores.

Underneath Wall Paper

Old wallpaper is a common place for mold to hide. Many homeowners do not discover that they have a mold problem until tearing up old wallpaper. If the mold remains between the surface of the wall and your wallpaper, you can usually remove the wallpaper and clean the mold with a cloth. A mold remediation service from a professional company may be necessary to ensure a thorough removal process so the mold does not return.

Under Flooring

From hardwood floors to carpeting, mold can easily grow under the flooring of your home. If you have recently moved into a new home and have noticed the signs of mold growth, mold under the floorboards may be the cause. Mold under the flooring happens when moisture makes its way into the flooring materials. Properly sealed hardwoods and treated carpeting should prevent the growth of mold, but many homes were built before these chemicals were widely used. In some cases, you may have no choice but to tear up the damaged flooring and replace it to start over. A rotten floor can pose serious health and safety risks. In extreme cases, the mold can eat through the floorboards to the point where the floor is vulnerable to collapse.

If you have discovered mold in your home, call Leaders in Disaster Restoration today at (888) 874-7066. Our knowledgeable technicians will provide a thorough inspection and assessment of the type of water damage restoration service Janesville homes require. It may be possible for professionals to salvage materials you would be unable to repair on your own, so contacting a professional mold remediation service could actually save you money in the long run.

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