Does Mold Die When it Completely Dries Out?
Posted in Mold Removal, on January 17, 2023
If water has infiltrated your home, it’s imperative that you contact a professional for water damage restoration as soon as possible. If not, mold spores will begin to colonize and grow throughout your property in the first 24 to 48 hours. But when there’s no visible water damage, understanding the behaviour or mold spores and outbreaks is a little more mysterious to the average property owners.
To check for mold in your home, contact Canada’s Restoration Services for a mold inspection in Toronto. With professional mold removal contractors on-site, you’ll have the tools, insight, and team needed to streamline remediation from basement mold removal to attic mold removal.
Here’s what you should know about mold spores when they dry out.
What Happens to Mold When it Dries?
When mold spores are deprived of moisture, they have nowhere to grow and, as a result, dry out. However, dry mold spores don’t die; they become dormant, entering a state of hibernation, patiently waiting for a water source of increase in humidity, so they’re able to fester and flourish again. The problem with dry, dormant mold spores is that they’re able to survive for a long time, and once moisture appears, so will an infestation.
Can Dry Mold Spores Spread?
Dry mold spores can become airborne and spread throughout your home. Dry mold spores are light and easily float through the air, landing wherever they see fit. Once moisture re-enters your home, you may be left with widespread mold infestations as the dry mold spores have spread throughout your property. For instance, dry mold spores may spread into your attic, and if your attic has a leak, mold will grow, and you’ll need attic mold removal. To ensure that your home is mold-free, contact Canada’s Restoration Services for a mold inspection in Toronto.
Where You May Find Dried Mold
Dry, inactive mold will likely appear anywhere that active mold spores are. Mold spores are typically found in basements, attics, bathrooms, and kitchens — places in your home that usually have high humidity. If your attic or basement has had previous water damage or infiltration issues, dry mold spores are likely lingering, meaning you’ll likely need mold removal in Toronto sometime in the near future.
Do You Need Commercial or Attic Mold Removal?
Even dry mold spores may lead to adverse health effects, so it’s essential to keep an eye on your health, specifically your respiratory system, after undergoing water damage restoration or a water damage incident. Key indicators to look out for when it comes to mold exposure include congestion, shortness of breath, or fatigue. If mold is active, however, the smell may be pungent, and the outbreaks may have dark patterns found in attics, ceilings, or the corner of walls. Contact a professional immediately for comprehensive mold removal if you see or smell mold.
What to Expect from Mold Removal in Toronto
When you contact Canada’s Restoration Services for mold remediation services, you can expect nothing but the best. Our trusted technicians will conduct comprehensive and thorough inspections, ensuring that all nooks and hard-to-reach areas of your home have been inspected for mold spores. Following an inspection, we’ll be sure to effectively eliminate all sources of pesky mold spores.