What Is Mold Damage?
Mold is a living organism. It’s a fungi. It’s part of the fungi kingdom. It will grow wherever there is dampness or moisture. It fulfills a critical role in nature in that it helps to breakdown, decay and decompose organic materials in nature which is significant. If it was left fallen logs and branches, if it was left only to weather and insects it would take much much longer, decades, for wood to to decompose.
The rotting action that occurs in wood is from fungal action. It’s from fungi or mold decomposing, digesting the wood. It will only grow when there’s moisture present.
Mold Is Not Welcome In Our Homes
Mold represents a health concern in our homes. The way to prevent and control mold in our homes is to prevent moisture. If there’s a leak, a moisture source, and we get on it, identify it, stop it quickly, then dry out whatever materials got wet quickly enough then no mold will grow.
It’s easy to know when carpet is wet. It’s not easy to know when walls are wet. In order to know if walls and other surfaces that are behind layers and under layers and behind moisture barriers; if they’re wet, probably will need the help of a professional.
A water damage expert or professional that has moisture meters and other tools available to help diagnose it and confirm when it’s dry. If we dry everything quickly enough, you never have a mold problem in your living space for your home. When you do, there are health risks.
The mold should be addressed and should be removed. Killing it is not the answer. It’s not the goal. Mold needs to be removed.
We address that more specifically in another video. Regardless what type of mold it is potentially it’s unhealthy and should be physically removed. Killing it is not the objective.