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Reasons For Recurring Mold

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen covered with mold Mold damage in a Veyo, UT kitchen

Reasons For Recurring Mold

While homeowners can handle many mold issues, there are specific situations that require the more experienced hands of a mold remediation expert in Veyo, UT. For example, if you suspect you have black mold, you should not handle it on your own. Regardless, many DIY removals result in recurring mold, and that confuses many homeowners. Although, there are at least three likely reasons for such recurrence.

  • Unresolved leak
  • Removal Failure
  • Spores in HVAC

Unresolved Leak

The most common reason for the return of mold is an unresolved leak. While you may have fixed a leak or fractured pipe, it is possible that further up the wall or deeper in the ceiling that another slow leak is still dripping. Unfortunately, if mold occurs in the same area, there is nothing to do by redo the work you already did during the initial mold cleanup.

Removal Failure

Whether dealing with black mold or some other species, another common reason mold comes back is because the original infestation was not thoroughly cleaned out. It is necessary to remove materials beyond the visible infestation. Mold spores are microscopic, and they linger deep in building materials and other porous materials. For that reason, a professional is always the best bet for significant mold removal.

Spores in HVAC

Another common mistake DIYers make is failing to seal off HVAC vents or cleaning them out after an infestation. Mold spores can linger in a home's ventilation system and spread to other parts of the house when the system kicks on. You should always have your HVAC system professionally cleaned after a mold infestation.
Every mold species, including black mold, can reoccur. Mold is invasive, and if it is not handled correctly, then your home is always at risk for recurrence. If you suspect a mold problem in your home, then contact a removal expert to assess your property.

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