Whether you are a first-time homeowner or a seasoned property buyer, mold can quickly become a costly, harmful, and inconvenient problem. The fungal growth may appear to be relatively harmless at first, but before you know it, it will have quickly spread.

This poses a risk in several ways. Firstly, it can result in medical issues as mold can be inhaled. Secondly, mold can result in serious structural damage that will in turn lead to property devaluation. Lastly, your belongings may not be salvageable once they are overrun with mold growth.

Despite numerous information online on removing mold, it is not always as easy as it seems. Most of these “solutions” are short-term that never really eradicate the growth of mold. Understanding what mold is and what creates it indoors is a good step toward protecting your home for years to come.

In this blog post, we explore mold further and learn more about what creates it indoors.

Excessive Moisture 

Mold relies on moisture to grow, and a house is usually the ideal environment for these conditions. Essentially, excessive moisture can be related to the humidity in the air. There are several reasons for this, ranging from poor airflow in the home to the weather in the area and even moisture seeping in from the ground.

Inadequate Ventilation 

Interestingly enough, excessive moisture is often related to inadequate ventilation. Depending on the design of your home, you may not have accounted for the flow, where air tends to stall. These problem areas are almost always bathrooms and kitchens, and the combination of water used here makes it perfect for mold to thrive.

Poor Maintenance 

We often find that most of our callouts are the result of poor or insufficient home maintenance. Leaking pipes can lead to water damage accumulating in basements. Plumbing issues may cause dampened walls or roof cracks that let water enter your home without you even realizing it.

Preventing mold may seem nearly impossible in a home without tackling these areas. But we can assure you, it can be done when you work with us, the specialists at Maryland Mold and Waterproofing. With our expertise, remedial services, and highly qualified team, we can assure you of a mold-free home today. Call us for more information or a free estimate.

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