Mammoth Restoration provides restoration services in Flagstaff, AZ, that take all possible issues related to fire and flood damage into consideration. One of these is mold. Below, we answer frequently asked questions about mold in homes.
Q.: What causes mold to develop in homes?
A.: Mold can develop in homes if it finds what it primarily needs to grow: nutrients and moisture. Mold could also develop if you’re not diligent about water damage restoration when there’s a burst pipe, leak, basement flood, or storm-related damage.
Q.: Where can mold be found in a home?
A.: Mold usually develops and grows in any place where there can be moisture or excess humidity that contributes to moisture accumulation. Common locations that could be home to mold include:
- Bathrooms and kitchens
- Cold, damp basements
- Behind walls or underneath floors
- Around air conditioning units
- Attics or crawlspaces
Q.: What are signs of a mold problem in a home?
A.: A musty smell is a telltale sign of the presence of mold in a home. You may also notice visible black or white spots in affected areas.
Q.: When does mold become a problem?
A: Mold spores are present in all homes, but can be minimized with a well-functioning HVAC system. Mold becomes a serious problem when it’s spreading and affecting indoor air quality, which is why mitigation and remediation efforts are so important.
Q.: Can a home fire leave you with mold problems?
A.: If a fire in your home was large enough to require water to put it out or if a sprinkler system was triggered, you could have places in your home that are damp and moist – a perfect environment for mold. This is why our fire damage restoration efforts include removing water-damaged materials and properly drying out a home.
Restore Your Property and Peace of Mind Today
Mammoth Restoration is the restoration company to call on if you’ve experienced water or fire damage that could leave you with mold issues. We also identify and resolve mild problems from other sources quickly and affordably.
Give our team a call today for fast, efficient emergency restoration services.
Mammoth Restoration works with home and business owners, insurance companies, the State of Arizona, various law enforcement entities, and other licensed contractors