One thing you need to know about mold formation on the roofing area is that three different temperatures have an effect on mold.
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Temperatures below do not encourage mold growth, temperatures just above will not result in mold or mildew, and higher temperatures that range between 59 to 95 Fahrenheit. Mold thrives at over 150 Fahrenheit. The average temperature where mold would grow is around 86 Fahrenheit. This is the reason why residential property owners often enlist the services of the experts who deal with such matters.
Did you know that freezing mold does not kill mold colonies or wipe out mold spores? All they need is access to warmer temperatures and moisture to grow again.
Can Homeowners Get Rid of All the Mold in Their Property?
According to the American Nursing Association, mold can be found anywhere, and it grows on virtually any organic substance.
They further stated that mold grows on paper, wood, foods, insulation, and carpet materials. Often, insulation materials just below the roofing company area get affected by mold.
One needs to remember that moisture encourages the growth of mold. It is not the mold itself but the spores, which happens to be the reproductive bodies of mold, which creates an allergic reaction in people. This process intensifies once moldy materials on any surface get disturbed or damaged. At times, the mold may produce a toxic substance known as mycotoxins, which is commonly found among agricultural workers who are exposed to these.
All types of mold exist and have the potential to cause harmful health effects.
Various health concerns are reason enough to prevent mold growth and remove any indoor mold in your home. Besides, overexposure to mold may very well lead to health problems that include coughing, runny nose, congestion, asthma, and eye irritation.
How Do You Get Rid of Mold?
There is more to the mold removal process that is put into practice by remediation companies than meets the eye. It’s been said before, that mold and mold spores found indoors are just about impossible to get rid off. Some spores find their way into your home by floating through the air while others are present in house dust.
Luckily for us, the mold spores do not grow where moisture is not present. Interior mold growth can be controlled or prevented by taking care of indoor humidity. The minute you notice any mold growth, you need to clean it up and fix any water problems. It’s no use sorting out the mold, but not fixing the water problem. In all likelihood, the mold will return.
Both indoor and outdoor environments contain mold spores. There is just no way that our Earth’s biosphere would be mold free.
Spores require three things before it will turn into mold:
- Nutrients such as organic matter, which is often cellulose
- Moisture must be present so the decaying process that results in mold can be triggered.
- Time – Mold growth can take anywhere between one to ten days to grow, provided the conditions are right for it.
Most mold colonies tend to grow inside building structures. The primary concern with mold inside a building is the mycotoxins people inhale. Often, mold itself produces a particular smell. Mold growth is encouraged by the presence of moisture.
Were you aware of the fact that mycotoxin levels are even higher when it’s been dried out after a major leak or flood?
Places, where mold presents itself, maybe in your basement, stem from a leaking roof, plumbing pipes that are situated behind walls, or even insufficient ventilation. The more people present within a given space; the more humidity would build up due to perspiring and regular breathing.
When you find there are mold problems in your home only during certain times of the year, then it is because your living space is either too drafty or too airtight. Mold problems take place more often during warmer months once humidity reached high levels inside your home, and moisture gets trapped.
Drafty home will experience mold problems more often during the colder months when warm air escapes from your home into unconditioned areas where it condenses.