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How Fast Does Mold Grow

If your property suffers from water damage, the moisture from it will give birth to harmful microorganisms like mold and bacteria. Mold is found everywhere and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. They reproduce by spores, which are carried by air currents. When spores land on a moist surface suitable for life, they begin to grow. Depending on the extent of the water damage, mold can grow in 24 to 42 hours, give or take.

Therefore, soon after the flooded water has been extracted, you need to ensure the moist area is properly dried. Consider taking professional help as interior flooding or water damage can indeed be overwhelming. You will be emerged in other important tasks at that time, so a professional team will be your best option.

In Atherton, Belmont, Cupertino, Daly City, and other cities in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, Lyon Restoration is the place to call. We have been providing water restoration, deodorization, and mold remediation services for almost a decade. Click here for a quick chat.

Act Fast & Prevent Mold Growth

Act Fast & Prevent Mold Growth

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mold typically takes 24 to 48 hours to grow after a flood if the right conditions are met. The time depends on the type of surfaces and materials, amount of moisture, and temperature. Mold generally grows faster on softer surfaces and in a dark and warm (70 degrees or more) environment.

Mold spores can spread from one area to another very quickly, increasing health hazards. The spores that start to colonize on surfaces within 24 hours become visible in about 18 to 21 days of the water damage.

Avoid the risk of mold contamination in your property by acting fast. Call for professional help in the first hour of the damage and save yourself from expensive mold eradication bills.

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