How Soon After Water Damage Do Mold Spores Begin to Grow?

You already know that mold growth usually follows in the wake of water damage, but the question is, how fast do the spores spread? Does it take hours? Days? Months?

Today, we want to talk to you about how serious mold spores can be and how quickly they can spread once water damage occurs. You should never wait to hire water restoration servicesand schedule a mold inspection for the following reasons.

ANY Amount of Moisture Can Lead to Mold Growth

A common misconception is that it takes a substantial leak or flood for mold to arrive on the property. Unfortunately, that’s not true; any amount of moisture can beckon mold into your home. All it takes is a little bit of water, a dark environment, and warm temperatures for spores to make themselves at home. Don’t brush off any amount of water damage – schedule a mold inspection quickly to avoid a serious infestation.

Mold Can Spread in Just One Day

Mold moves quickly. In certain circumstances, it can take just 24 to 48 hours for the mold to germinate and grow. Usually, it takes between three days and a week or so to become visible. That’s where homeowners make big mistakes; just because mold isn’t visible doesn’t mean it’s not there. The longer you wait to schedule an inspection, the more worrisome the infestation can become.

Hire Water Damage Restoration Services Within Two Days of the Water Damage

According to some experts, there’s usually a two to three day window between the water damage and mold growth. This is the time in which professionals should remove the water, dry out the area, and sanitize everything so that mold doesn’t appear. Even if water damage restoration experts tackle the situation quickly, it’s always smart to conduct a mold inspection after, just to be safe.

Call Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis for Aid

With Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis, you can hit two birds with one stone. We perform both water damage restoration services and mold inspection and remediation. With our help, you can reverse the damage and prevent spores from spreading. Call 612-268-1961at any time, day or night, to speak with one of our team members.

About The Author

David Tynes is the general manager of Restoration of Greater Minneapolis. David has years of experience in home and commercial restoration, and he is certified as a restoration professional by the IICRC.