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Mold: The First 72 Hours

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold: The First 72 Hours

Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants. 

Mold is present in all buildings in some form and quantity. However, certain species of mold spores, in large enough concentrations, can be toxic. 

Mold needs water or moisture and oxygen to grow. Water does not have to flow into the building for there to be enough moisture to promote the growth of mold. Although one-time leaks or burst water pipes may not be a problem if repaired, even a one-time leak, if not properly addressed, can cause unacceptable mold growth.

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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