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Mold Outbreak in Beckley Home Encouraged by Wide Variety of Organic Food Sources?

5/7/2024 (Permalink)

Mold grows on a shower curtain. We are trained and certified to restore mold outbreaks in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team has years of experience restoring mold-damaged properties. Mold can consume a wide range of organic materials as a food source. Common organic materials that mold can eat include:

Wood: Mold can grow on various types of wood, including structural wood in buildings, furniture, and wooden fixtures.

Paper: Mold can feed on paper products such as books, cardboard boxes, newspapers, and documents.

Fabric and Textiles: Mold can consume natural fibers like cotton, wool, and linen found in clothing, upholstery, curtains, and carpets.

Drywall: Mold can grow on the paper covering of drywall if it becomes damp or moist.

Cellulose-Based Materials: Mold can thrive on cellulose materials, such as insulation, ceiling tiles, and some types of wallpaper.

Soap Scum: Mold can grow on soap scum in bathrooms and kitchens, as it contains organic matter.

Pet Dander and Skin Cells: Mold can consume organic matter shed by pets, such as dander and skin cells found in carpets, upholstery, and bedding.

Natural Oils and Grease: Mold can grow on surfaces where natural oils and grease accumulate, such as kitchen countertops and cooking appliances.

Essentially, any material containing organic matter exposed to moisture can become a food source for mold. Proper maintenance, ventilation, and moisture control are essential for preventing mold growth on these materials.

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