After a disaster that has caused home flooding, moisture levels in your home can be high. Unfortunately, moisture makes for the perfect setting for potentially health harming mold to form within your home. So, just how long does it take for mold to grow in your home?

When it comes to mold growth, the length of time it takes to grow depends on the type of mold. However, most molds take just a day or two to colonize. Toxic black mold takes a little bit longer at 8-12 days.

There are a whole host of mold dangers that can affect the well-being of you, your family, and your home. Common health issues caused by mold exposure include nasal and sinus congestion, respiratory problems, throat irritation, and sneezing.

Mold dangers also extend to exacerbating existing health issues. Those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, for instance, may find their health problems significantly worsened with exposure to mold.

It is due to the risks associated with mold that it makes it so important to have experts handle flood restoration. A company certified in clean up knows how to handle the aftermath of home flooding to help keep you and your family safe.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification sets standards for those who can safely and effectively handle flood restoration and other related tasks. IICRC Certification is an important measure of competence in this very important field.

American Restoration possesses IICRC certification. We are certified and experienced in clean up. Our experts are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are facing the aftermath of home flooding, give us a call. We are American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC, and we are here to help.