Why Prior Mold Issues Make You More Susceptible Now
Even if it was many years ago, a prior mold contamination places your home at a much higher risk of additional contamination than other homes. Mold is a hardy and long-lived form of life, able to withstand the trials of time, temperature, drought, and often even chemicals in its dormant state. Once conditions are again ideal for growth, mold spores can become active and begin to grow and reproduce once again.
A single mold spore makes anywhere from dozens to thousands more if it is allowed to mature, and these microscopic children can catch on moving objects or the wind to ride to other locations. As a result, mold spores are virtually omnipresent in the world, with every American home, school, and workplace containing at least some mold spores.
SERVPRO Technicians Investigate to Find the Root Cause of a Mold Infestation
If you have had prior mold damage in your Rock Springs home, that means your home has, at one point, been the breeding grounds for a much larger volume of mold spores than normal. As a result, mold becomes much more likely to grow for two reasons. First, it has already been established that ideal conditions exist for mold to grow and that the home is susceptible to problems in the same areas. Second, it also may mean that some of those hardy mold spores may still be buried and present in vast quantities around the home. SERVPRO is a certified mold remediation experts that will do their best to remove mold spores from the environment, but the complete absence of them is virtually impossible to achieve.
Regarding how much prior mold damage issues affect your current susceptibility, the most important variable to consider is time. If the incident occurred decades ago and no issue has presented itself since then, it is not a game-changing factor. However, if you most recently dealt with mold only a few months or years ago, new mold growth is far more likely to be a resurgence of the old problem than a separate incident.
SERVPRO of Buford / Suwanee / Hamilton Mill has years of experience containing, treating, and remediating mold problems large and small. Call us 24/7 at (770) 945-5355.