Dark mold growing on white surface in front of window

Expanding out from an out-of-reach corner of the ceiling or maybe slowly growing in the grout of your shower, mold can seem to appear out of nowhere. Even if you regularly clean your house and keep a keen eye peeled for suspicious sights and smells, mold can sneak up and start to spread. But – how did it even get there in the first place? While there are many ways that mold can start up in your Bay Area home, here are a few of the most common reasons why you might be seeing spots.

1. Water damage

Mold needs moisture to grow. Without it, mold can’t exist.

Water damage is one of the top causes of mold in homes and other buildings. Anything from leaking roofs to a complete toilet overflow that never got properly clean up can cause water damage that perpetuates mold growth.

It’s easy for water damage to go unnoticed, so be intentional about checking up on your house, the plumbing, and any spots that have caused you water damage problems in the past to make sure that mold doesn’t have a chance to capitalize on the moisture.

If your Bay Area home has experienced water damage, Spaulding Decon’s professionals can repair and return your house to normal.

2. Humid weather

Like water damage, humidity presents a perfect moisture opportunity for mold to grow.

Simply it being summer and thus naturally more humid can encourage mold growth. The same goes for rainy days – higher humidity means a higher chance of mold.

3. Condensation

Once again – moisture is to blame. (If you haven’t picked up on the pattern yet, oftentimes misplaced moisture is the root of a mold problem.)

When the weather is cool, warm air will condense onto the cooled surfaces. Plumbing pipes, walls, ceilings, and more can all experience the mold growth that can occur when warm, moist air meets cooler surfaces in the home.

Get rid of mold fast.

If you have mold in your home, make it a priority to take care and get rid of it as fast as possible. More than unsightly, mold can also pose health risks from irritating to detrimental depending on the type of mold and the pre-existing health conditions of those that live in your home.

Spaulding Decon San Francisco is ready with a team professionally trained to fix any mold problem in your Bay Area house. Our team is fast, discreet, and compassionate – we get that mold isn’t a normal kind of mess. Call our 24/7 line at (925) 790-1777 and get your house back and clean in no time.

Photo credit: “Mold” by matsuyuki is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 

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