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Mold On and In Your Walls

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold inside a wall

The most common causes of mold growing on walls are high humidity, condensation and water leaks. Water leaks are usually hidden in your walls which causes the mold to also be hidden from your sight.

If humidity stays high in your home for a long time, then you might see mold starting to grow on your walls. Usually the best way to decrease humidity is to ventilate your home by opening windows and doors. Also, things like drying wet clothes inside, taking hot showers, or boiling water on the stove increase humidity in your home. Condensation is especially common on walls which form the perimeter of a house. These walls are often colder because of cool outdoor air on the other side. This is because condensation forms when water vapor in the air meets cold surfaces and cools to become liquid. This can often cause mold on the outer part of your wall or it’s surface where you can see it. Leaking pipes near or inside of walls are another common cause of mold. If there's a leaking pipe inside a wall cavity then mold will usually be well and truly set in before it's discovered.

The mold cleanup process plays a critical role in stopping mold in its tracks. Mold can be extremely hazardous. If you want to be safe and most thorough in removing mold from your home, we recommend hiring professionals like us at SERVPRO Greensboro North. We have the experience working with mold removal. We can be reached 24/7 and 365 days a year at 336-379-1772.

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