SERVPRO of Woodland Hills can help get you through this.
How did it get here?
Molds grow by digesting and destroying the material they grow on. They can be found almost anywhere and can grow on just about any material as long as conditions are favorable. Mold needs oxygen, moisture, and a material to grow on. Molds reproduce by making spores. These spores become airborne. If spores land on suitable material and conditions are favorable, the mold will begin to grow.
Even though molds are everywhere, they may become a problem when they begin to grow indoors. Many building materials such as drywall, ceiling tiles and wood framing contain cellulose, which is a material on which molds can grow. As molds grow on building materials they may become destructive. Molds may grow unnoticed, above ceilings, behind walls, in attics and basements or in crawl spaces. Molds can cause staining of walls and ceilings and can begin to break down the studs and joists of buildings causing extensive property damage.
Excessive moisture is a key ingredient which causes molds to grow. Sources of excess moisture may be plumbing leaks, leaking roofs or windows, high humidity, flooding, or condensation inside walls due to poor insulation.
SERVPRO of Woodland Hills has 24 years of Mold Remediation experience and knows exactly how to help get mold under control.