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The Mold Girl is a mold testing company in Charleston, SC that provides mold testing services for homes and businesses throughout South Carolina. If you need mold testing due to a real estate transaction or due to health concerns, give us a call today!
Do you see, or suspect, that you may have mold in your home? Perhaps you are experiencing allergy type reactions or headaches when in a certain room, or in the house in general. The Mold Girl will listen to your concerns, evaluate your home, take tests to determine if you have mold present, and how to remove the mold using industry standards if needed. Call The Mold Girl Today!
TOP 5 REASONS FOR MOLD GROWTH
Relative humidity levels of 60% and higher can provide ideal growing conditions for mold. This is because mold, as a living organism, needs water to survive, and the levels of moisture in the air and resulting condensation provide that nutrient.
Leaks from pipes – even tiny pinhole leaks – will create the moisture needed for mold to grow. And as a large number of leaks occur behind walls, the leaks often go unnoticed, giving the mold an even greater chance to take a toe-hold on the surfaces of your home!
Poor ventilation means trapped air. Buildings need proper air circulation to remain healthy. Trapped air that does not allow for evaporation is a leading cause of the moisture build-up that can lead to mold.
WET CRAWL SPACES
Crawl spaces – especially those that are not conditioned with dehumidifiers and sump pumps – can fall victim to mold growth given wet conditions. Water intrusion may occur from the outside due to weather-related events. Leaks from pipes or mechanical equipment can create standing water. Even condensation from fluctuating warm and cold air can form on crawl space surfaces. And where there is a wet crawl space, there can be mold growth in as little as 24 to 48 hours!
Your HVAC system works with both warm and cold air is thus is very susceptible to condensation. The condensation pan, as well as the coils and pipes in the system, can fall prey to excess moisture. The excess moisture creates the perfect environment for the development of mold growth. This can have a negative effect on the air in your home as air circulates from your HVAC.