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What You Need to Know about Mold Damage

There’s more to mold than just an unassuming patch of dirt stuck in the corner of your home. Learn more about this unwelcomed fungus by reading our mold damage FAQs.

Mold remediation is the process of identifying, containing, and removing mold growth from your property. It is necessary to prevent health issues and structural damage caused by mold.

Common signs include visible mold growth, a musty odor, water stains, and health symptoms like allergies or respiratory issues.

Yes, there is. While both mold and mildew grow on the same types of surfaces and thrive in moist and warm areas, these two types of fungi differ in terms of color, size, and texture.

Mildew is a patch of white or gray fungus that lays flat on moist surfaces. It is a specific type of mold that penetrates deeper surfaces. Mildew is also a disease the affects crops and plants. Mildew thrives in paper fabrics, damp surfaces, and other organic materials in the house.

Mold, on the other hand, is darker and fuzzier than mildew. Unlike mildew, which only affects plants in the long run, prolonged exposure to mold spores triggers several health problems for humans: respiratory infections, allergic reactions, and chronic fatigue.

A musty odor similar to the smell of library books is the first indication of mold. Some types of mold, however, do not give off odors. Mold spots can be easily detected, but some homeowners brush it off, thinking it is dirt.

If you suspect mold growth in your home, purchase some tests available at local hardware stores. If your mold problem is severe, it will require the assistance of professional restoration services.

While small mold patches can be cleaned with household products, and it is also okay to throw out contaminated materials as long as you wear the right protective gear. Professional help is recommended for larger infestations to ensure thorough removal and prevent recurrence.

DIY solutions are not recommended for homeowners who have developed breathing problems or are suffering from allergies. These instances require a specialist’s hand. It is better to seek professional help than to risk your health, after all.

Mold grows in damp, humid environments. Common causes include water leaks, high humidity, poor ventilation, and flooding.

The duration varies depending on the extent of the infestation, but most projects can be completed within a few days to a week.

At AAA Restoration we know that coverage varies by policy, and we are happy to work with your insurance provider to understand what is covered under your specific policy. 

Mold exposure can lead to respiratory issues, allergies, skin irritation, and more severe health problems for individuals with weakened immune systems or pre-existing conditions.

If you discover mold, avoid disturbing it and contact a professional Utah mold removal company to assess and address the situation promptly.