Mold can start growing 24hrs after a water/moisture is present in your home.
Mold spores are everywhere in the air, however they cannot be seen by the naked eye. That is until they land on a wet surface and start to grow. Moisture in your basement is a great example of wet environment in which mold thrives.
According to the EPA: “Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don’t fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.”
Humidity levels in your basement can effect the growth of MOLD. Your basement/entire home should have a humidity level below a 60% . If it is above 60% there is enough moisture for MOLD to start growing.
Watchman Mold Remediation
Here at Watchman Waterproofing we can identify the source of the issue and determine the best course of action for your basement. Our technicians can determine if the cause of your mold is from ground water entering your home or basement humidity issues. Once the mold remediation process is over and our system is in your basement, the humidity level will stay below 60% and you will no longer need to worry about mold in your basement.