Mold Remediation in Danbury, CT
Molds are found everywhere, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. They reproduce by spores, which are carried by air movement. When spores land on a moist surface suitable for life, they begin to grow. Mold is normally found indoors at levels which do not affect most healthy individuals.
Because certain building materials are capable of sustaining mold growth and mold spores are ubiquitous, mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture and may be caused by incomplete drying of flooring materials (such as concrete) Water vapor commonly condenses on surfaces cooler than the moisture-laden air, enabling mold to flourish. This moisture vapor passes through walls and ceilings, typically condensing during the winter in climates with a long heating season. Floors over crawl spaces and basements, without visqueen sheeting (vapor barrier) or with dirt floors, are mold-prone.
Significant mold growth requires moisture and food sources and a substrate capable of sustaining growth. Common building materials, such as furring strips, drywall and plywood, carpets, and certain types of carpet padding provide food for mold to grow. After water damage to a building, mold can grow in walls if the elevated moisture is not removed in a timely manner. Contact our office at 203-791-0920 if you think you have a water damage, mold or moisture issue.