How Does Mold Get Into Your Home?

Mold can pose serious health risks to you, your family and your pets. If you have a serious mold problem in your home, you may need to call a mold remediation expert to take care of it for you – otherwise, you could be in danger of getting sick. Sometimes mold problems can prove fatal to people who live with them.

Here’s how mold gets into your home – and what you can do to prevent it.

How Does Mold Get Into Your Home?

Mold is everywhere outdoors. It can come into your home through open doors, windows, vents and even your HVAC system. It can come in on your shoes, clothes, or bags – and sometimes your pets can even bring it inside with them.

Once it’s inside your home, the spores float around and attach themselves to all kinds of surfaces. When a spore finds good conditions, it can thrive – and it can grow tremendously, very quickly. It can grow well in any damp environment, such as around roof leaks, windows or pipes, or anywhere there’s been flooding. It also grows well on:

  • Paper products
  • Cardboard
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Wood products

It also grows in:

  • Dust
  • Paint
  • Wallpaper
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Carpet
  • Fabric
  • Upholstery

You’ll have to address the underlying issues that bring mold into your home to properly treat the problem – you can’t just keep cleaning mold and expecting it not to return. For most people, it’s a good idea to call a mold remediation expert to tackle the issue and prevent mold from growing again.

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