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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Mold Can Be Deceiving

Water can get just about anywhere, and in 24 to 48 hours with the right relative humidity and temperature mold can occur.  If it's under your flooring how would you know until you've stepped through your floor?  SERVPRO of Huntington makes it "Like it never even happened."

Did you know?

  • Molds including house mold can be differentiated to some extent by their colours such as green, blue, black and white. However, this is not a very reliable way of identifying the type of mold since there are several types that are similar in colour.
  • Mold may appear furry, slimy or powdery. Some have musty, stale or earthy odours. Odours in the house are indicators of microbial growth and hence moisture problems in the building.
  • For it to grow, mold needs water, oxygen and food. It can grow almost anywhere there is water, high humidity or damp conditions. Some require more water than others.