A. Most common causes of mold:
A. It takes about 24 to 48 hours for mold to grow. Spores will colonize within 3 to 12 days and can become visible in about 18-21 days.
A. Exposure to mold may cause a number of health effects or none at all depending on your sensitivity level to mold.
Symptoms of mold exposure include:
A. Mold that takes over a home has a profound effect on the price of the home. A real estate agent knows that a moldy home will not sell for a high price, and a potential buyer may not be willing to offer a high price for the house. Some mortgage institutions will not lend on a property affected with a mold issue. Other than the potential health risks associated with mold, the bigger concern should be why you have mold in the first place. Leaking or bust pipes, leaking roof, high moisture or water intrusion in a living or basement space. Water can cause damage to clothing, furniture, electronic equipment and cause wood or structural damage to the home.
A. A typical mold remediation either for an attic or basement should not take longer than a day. Factors that impact the time frame to complete the job are personal items that may need to be cleaned and cleared from the area to remediate. The other issue is to fix the primary reason why you have mold growth in the first place, such as leaking pipes or a leaking roof. You would want to fix that first.