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3 Factors That Can Contribute to Mold Regrowth in Homes

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

If you notice a musty odor in your Jacksonville. FL home likely is black mold

If you notice a musty odor or mold that is dark in color in your home in Jacksonville, FL, your home likely has black mold. However, you may notice that the mold reappears shortly after you thought it was gone. There are several reasons regrowth commonly occurs in homes.

1. Access to Water

In damp environments, mold often thrives, and a leaky faucet or broken appliance can provide mold with the perfect environment to continuously regrow in one area. Residual water from flooding or other types of water damage also make regrowth more likely. Many homeowners find it helpful to contact mold remediation experts to assist in mold cleanup.

2. Humidity

Even if your home hasn’t been affected by flooding or leaks, high levels of humidity are often enough to cause black mold growth. In kitchens or bathrooms, mold is particularly likely to grow due to humidity. Though it isn’t always possible to avoid high humidity levels in your home, using a dehumidifier in areas that are particularly humid can sometimes help to prevent mold growth.

3. Circulation of Air

Though many people may not consider the circulation of air to be a factor in mold regrowth, the airflow in a home can affect the rate at which it grows. Spores spread more easily in a home that has lots of air circulation, which can be caused by air conditioners or by windows being left open. Though it’s often not possible to eliminate air circulation in a house entirely, reducing the amount of air flow in the area that is prone to mold growth can be helpful.

Black mold is most likely to regrow in an area when it has access to water and when there are high levels of humidity and airflow in a home. You can more easily prevent mold from spreading in your home when you understand the common causes of regrowth.

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