Mold, alongside other decomposers such as bacteria and fungi, serves as nature’s essential recycler, playing a pivotal role in maintaining ecological balance. Its presence can be observed both outdoors and indoors, making it imperative to remain vigilant and take proactive measures to prevent its proliferation within your home. Our dedicated team stands ready to offer expert advice to safeguard your living environment from mold.

Mold Growth Conditions

Mold growth is influenced by various factors, including:

  1. Moisture levels, which are adequately balanced without excessive dampness.
  2. Lack of air movement, as stagnant environments create favorable conditions for mold.
  3. Access to food, cellulose is a common food source for mold found in materials like wood, paper, cardboard, and organic substances.

These conditions play a crucial role in determining the speed at which mold grows. However, it’s crucial to emphasize that the mere presence of water in your basement does not guarantee mold infestation.

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Are you concerned about the growth of mold in your space? Keep a close watch for these unmistakable signs that indicate potential mold issues:

The presence of condensation on walls

Persistent moisture on surfaces

Entering areas that immediately trigger sneezing and excessive nose-blowing. Most molds produce a musty odor can be the first indication of a problem.

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Products to use:

Hydrogen Peroxide: Leave the surface to sit for 10 minutes. Scrub the area to make sure to remove all the mold and mold stains. Wipe down the surface to remove residual mold and spores.

Oxyclean: Spray the surface to cover the mold. Let the oxyclean penetrate for about 10 minutes. Wipe down the surface to remove residual mold and spores.

Product to NOT use:

Bleach: Bleach does not do a good job of penetrating porous surfaces. It’s inability to reach deep into porous surfaces leaves mold roots untouched.

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Learn About Mold Remediation

If you’re concerned about the severity of your mold damage, call us at (406) 782-5339 to make a mold evaluation appointment. A certified mold remediation technician is sent to your home or business to evaluate the damage.

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