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Los Angeles Mold Growth - Los Angeles Mold Growth Advice

5/17/2016 (Permalink)

One of the most dangerous types of damage frequently incurred by Los Angeles homes is mold damage.

Advice About Mold Growth in Los Angeles

One of the most dangerous types of damage frequently incurred by homes is mold damage. Mold growth in Los Angeles is a relatively common occurrence, and also very dangerous. Although fires, storms, and other natural disasters can cause health effects to occupants in buildings, these are very visible and can be identified quickly. Mold growth is a much slower process and is often an unseen force in a home. As mold growth may cause adverse health effects, extreme caution must be taken when seeking to eradicate it.

Where Mold Grows
Mold will naturally grow wherever there is a biological food source, but thrives the most in dark and damp conditions. This means mold can and will grow in great patches where you have damp materials such as wood, fabric, or plant material. This often happens behind walls or in places that are openly visible. As a result, mold is often only identified from related water leaks or any odors it emits.

Why Should You be Concerned?
Mold can be extremely hazardous to a person's health. Mold can be tricky to hunt down, so consulting with a mold expert may be worth your time.

What Can be Done to Prevent Growth?
Generally, mold grows far less often and in smaller quantities when a home is dry. Fixing leaks and ensuring that all pipes in a house are sealed and in good condition are essential for ensuring that mold growth stays at minimal levels. Additionally, tools and equipment exist to help test for mold spores in the air and behind walls, and these may help you to detect hidden spots of growth.

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