Mold can grow almost anywhere, as long as moisture and oxygen are present.  Mold growth is more likely to take place as a result of undiscovered or unaddressed excessive moisture that accumulates in buildings or on building materials over time.

Mold growth can be controlled immediately by the thorough clean up, drying and/or removal of water damaged materials.  All initial water infiltration materials should be removed and/or cleaned within 24 to 48 hours.  Moisture problems may include plumbing leaks, roof leaks, hvac condensation, as well as unvented combustion appliances. Emphasis should be on ensuring proper repairs of the building infrastructure, so that water damage and moisture build up does not re-occur.

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