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Can I Just Wait for Mold to Die?

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby Today – (610) 352-0700

Because mold is a living organism like any other, you may hope that mold will eventually die off on its own and leave you with a clean, mold-free home. But mold, particularly black mold, is far more dangerous than you think. If you want to rid your home of mold, you need to understand why the waiting game is one you’ll always lose.

Mold Is Everywhere

Just because you can’t see mold doesn’t mean it’s not there. Even if you don’t have mold growing on single surface in your home, the air is still riddled with spores just looking for the right conditions to take root. It’s also likely that if you had a mold problem once, you’ll have it again. Even if your home is dry, you’ll still find mold popping up in places like:

  • Dark, damp corners in bathrooms, storage rooms, and basements
  • Drywall and the interiors of walls
  • Underneath linoleum and vinyl flooring
  • In wooden flooring, door frames, and window frames
  • In your furniture and curtains
  • In and behind wallpaper

Even if it’s not prominent, you may still have mold hidden somewhere within your home. Watch for signs of black mold, including creeping, fuzzy growths.

You Won’t Fix Your Problem if You Don’t Address the Source

Mold cleanup isn’t enough if you don’t address that you likely have a moisture problem. Moisture is the root of all issues with black mold, whether it’s from flooding, an overly humid environment, or leaky roofs, windows, and appliances. Hiring a mold remediation specialist can help you pinpoint the source of your moisture issue, take steps to eliminate it, and fully dry out your house. A specialist can also help remove the threat of another mold outbreak in your home.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is locally owned and operated, and serves Wayne, Radnor Township, Villanova, St. Davids, Ardmore Park, Haverford Township, Havertown, Upper Darby, Lansdowne, East Lansdowne, Drexel Hill, Clifton Heights, and the surrounding Delaware County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialist are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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