When all the right conditions are present – moisture, ample food, and a temperature of 41 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, mold will begin growing within 24 to 48 hours. However, it can often remain hidden until the spores have already affected large areas of your property and caused considerable structural damage. This is because mold usually starts growing in very inconspicuous areas of the house like inside walls, behind leaky appliances, within insulation, throughout the HVAC system, in crawl spaces, and in other damp, dark places (mold doesn’t need light to grow, which is why it is often found in poorly lit areas of the home).
Therefore, in order to prevent serious mold problems, you need to watch out for the very first signs of mold growth in your property (musty odor, deteriorating household materials, etc.) and take quick and efficient measures to fix the source of the problem and get rid of the mold spores before they have resulted in severe structural damage and/or health issues.
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