Fast Growing Mold

How Fast Does Mold Grow?

It only takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to grow and even less time to spread when in contact with any kind of moisture. This is why mold growth in homes or any indoor space is so common after a water leak, flood, or any other type of water damage incident.

Inhaling mold can cause adverse health effects, including allergic reactions and can also damage materials in your home or business. The best way to prevent the spread of mold development is to have mold removal and water damage restoration right away. 

Restoration Renegades helps you find your local full-service cleaning, restoration, and mold remediation service provider that has an exceptional reputation as well as the knowledge, equipment, and expertise to handle mold remediation.

Give us a call today at 817-203-2575 to find the restoration company that will provide thorough and complete mold remediation.

Indoor Mold Growth

Indoor Mold Growth & Spread

Mold spores exist everywhere in the environment and mold starts developing when they get organic “food” and moisture. There are plenty of porous organic materials in our homes and commercial buildings such as wood, carpet, drywall, insulation, paint, paper products, food, etc. When they come in contact with water or even high humidity they start to grow, germinate, and spread.

It takes only a few hours for molds to spread, 24 to 48 hours to grow and germinate,3 to 12 days to colonize, and about 18 to 21 days to will start to become visible.

Mold in Living Room

How Molds Grow In Your Home?

  • Living Room: Hidden leaks can cause condensation or wet spots on living room walls and can also lead to mold growth behind the walls.
  • Windows: Condensation on windows can be a sign of high indoor humidity which can lead to molds.
  • Shower: Excessive moisture can cause mold to grow in the bathroom.
  • Bedroom: Wet spots or water stains on the bedroom wall or wall paint buckling up or peeling off can be signs of mold growth.
  • Closet: High room humidity can cause mold to grow on many items indoors, including clothing.
  • Kitchen: Cooking and washing dishes can increase humidity. Leaking pipes under the kitchen sink can lead to mold growth in areas such as walls or cabinets.
  • Basement: High humidity and dark basement can breed mold.  
  • Laundry room: Improperly vented clothes dryers will increase the humidity in the room and may lead to mold growth.
  • Building foundation: Water pooling around the foundation (such as rainwater) can lead to indoor moisture problems
Mold in Commercial Building

How Molds Grow in Commercial Buildings

Common moisture problems in commercial buildings include:

  • Changes in building construction practices - such as buildings that are tightly sealed, lack of adequate ventilation, etc.
  • Building materials, such as drywall, may not allow moisture to escape easily
  • Roof leaks
  • Landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under the building
  • Unvented combustion appliances
  • Delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance

Call Restoration Renegades Today For A Reliable Mold Remediation Company

The best way to prevent mold from infesting your property following an incident with water damage is to contact restoration professionals within the first 48 hours of water intrusion to completely dry out the water damage.

Restoration Renegades has a network of restoration companies that provide fast and effective mold remediation for all kinds of residential and commercial buildings. The companies in our network follow industry standards and work within the mold assessment protocol set by their environmental company and follow all the steps guided by state laws during the mold remediation process.

Our friendly staff is always ready to help you find the professional restoration company that will provide the services you need. Call us today at 817-203-2575  or send us a message and we will get back to you right away.