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Hidden Water Leak Causes Winter Mold Outbreak in Eugene Business?

3/12/2024 (Permalink)

Mold damage from a water leak covers a ceiling. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in Lane County.

Our local North Eugene and Northwest Lane County is a leader in commercial mold remediation services. Hidden water leaks are often the source of excess moisture that mold requires to propagate. Mold thrives in damp, dark, and humid environments, making the presence of a water leak an ideal breeding ground. Here's how this process unfolds:

Moisture Accumulation: When there is a concealed water leak, moisture accumulates within the building's walls, ceilings, or floors. This moisture provides the necessary conditions for mold spores to germinate and grow.

Mold Spore Activation: Mold spores are naturally present in the air and can settle on surfaces. When they come into contact with the moisture from the leak, they activate and multiply rapidly.

Rapid Growth: Mold colonies can develop within 24 to 48 hours in the presence of moisture. As they grow, they release spores into the air, which can spread throughout the building via HVAC systems or air circulation.

Structural Damage: Mold can also compromise the integrity of the building's structure, causing wood and drywall to deteriorate over time.

A hidden water leak provides the ideal conditions for mold growth so timely detection and remediation of water leaks are crucial in preventing mold outbreaks in commercial buildings.

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