If you have noticed mold growing in your home, you may have dismissed it if you saw it in only one area of your home or if it was a small patch. However, homeowners should take any amount of mold seriously. This is mainly because there may be more mold in the home than what you see, and some types of mold are toxic. Here are a few reasons why you should get mold removal services if you notice any mold in your home.

Toxic Varieties

A mold removal service will involve removing all traces of mold. The process involves inspecting homes for mold. Samples of mold are taken to confirm what types of mold are present. Homeowners who find out that they do not have toxic mold in their homes may be relieved, but mold removal will still be necessary. This is because the presence of non-toxic mold can create the ideal environment for toxic mold spores to settle and develop. Another issue is that regardless of toxicity, mold feeds off of the building materials it is attached to. It will weaken materials such as drywall and plywood. Total mold removal is required to stop structural damages. 

Rapid Spreading Potential

It is amazing, but mold contamination can start from a single mold spore that cannot be seen with the naked eye. As long as the proper conditions are present, mold replicates and spreads quickly. It thrives in dark, moist conditions. This makes obscure areas  behind walls and in attics ideal for growth. Mold will not stay in the first spot it grows. The mold will spread to other areas throughout a home and may eventually start to show on exposed surfaces such as between tiles or on walls and ceilings. Wiping it away or cleaning it with strong cleaning solutions like bleach will not eradicate the mold. Even if it looks like all mold has been removed, spores may linger and repopulate. Quality mold service contractors will test before and after mold removal to ensure thorough removal.

A mold removal company is a good resource to use to determine whether you have a mold issue in your home. They can help with mold removal even if it is in advanced stages. If their analysis determines that there is mold present, they can advise you about the best removal options. This may include extracting and replacing building materials. They may also recommend home improvements to prevent mold in the future. For example, use mold-resistant building materials and improve ventilation through construction or mechanical ventilation options. Routine inspections are ideal post-removal to ensure that your home remains safe.