Basement Waterproofing, Roofing, Chimney Repair, Foundation Repair, Mold Removal, Rochester NY
Mold is living organism called fungus. It can grow as multi-cellular filaments called hyphae or single-celled yeasts. There are over 100,000 different species and each is classified by the color and texture of its spores. They all require some moisture for growth and some derive energy from the organic matter they are living on such as your walls.
Mold spores are disbursed in a number of ways – some by wind, and can remain air-born for a long time; some by water and have slimy outer sheaths. They are difficult to kill as many are resistant to extreme temperature and pressure. Microscopic mold spores can start to grow within 24 to 48 hours after exposure to water (such as a flooded basement.) It generally will take a week or two before mold grows into a large enough colony to become visible to the naked eye.
If you have a finished basement, mold will attach itself to the front and back sides of wallboard, carpeting and hard surface flooring, wood, ceiling tiles and even the fabric on furniture or draperies. It’s important to take action immediately after a flooding event, or as soon as you notice signs such as odor or discoloration. Fast response times will help you get ahead of the problem and potentially avoid significant damage or loss.
That’s where Top to Bottom Home Improvement Company LLC comes in. Complete mold removal and assured.
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