Mold comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors imaginable. You might find a white patch growing in your garage, an orange film in the kitchen drain, or, even worse, a fuzzy black spot after serious water damage. Whatever the case, mold is no laughing matter. It’s a serious problem affecting countless Horry County homeowners throughout the year. Mold isn’t harmless, either. Depending on the type, the growth may release mycotoxins into the air that cause allergic reactions, asthma attacks, or respiratory infections. Your home and health are at risk.Let’s learn more about the common causes of mold and what can be done to stop the problem for good. Our best recommendation is professional mold remediation.
Mold requires a few key factors to grow, which include:
Now, let’s explore a few of the common causes in greater depth.
Humidity – One of the most prevalent causes of mold is excess humidity within the home. Humid weather is common for the Grand Strand and Horry County, and outdoor conditions can quickly lead to mold issues inside. You can combat this with an air conditioning system or dehumidifier.
When it comes to dealing with mold, your eyes and sense of smell are your best tools available. Often, a persistent mold infestation will release a foul mildew-like odor into the air. The closer you are to the growth, the stronger the smell. In time, you’ll even be able to see the growth and note its color and appearance.
At the first sign of a mold infestation in your home, call the experts at Restoration 1 of Horry County. We offer 24-hour mold remediation and cleanup services to tackle even black mold. Call 843-279-2662.
Jake Gervin is the president of Restoration 1 of Horry County. Jake and his team of professionals are all certified by the IICRC and have years of experience in home and commercial restoration.