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What Can Mold Grow On?

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United Water Restoration Group, a company that provides extensive mold remediation and mold removal services, would like to discuss the different types of areas where mold thrives. 

Mold can grow in many different places around a home. It can be in plain sight or even potentially hide behind walls. While mold can thrive and grow in many areas, there are also areas you aren’t likely to spot mold growth in. We would like to discuss a few common areas where mold can be found and some areas where they won’t grow. Mold can thrive nearly anywhere with a surplus of moisture, it can grow thanks to a leaky pipe or a window left open during a storm.

Can Mold Grow on Wood?

Mold can grow on many different surfaces around a home or business.  Yes, mold colonies can latch onto wood and grow. Wood is an organic item, which makes it a prime target for mold spores to latch onto and create mold colonies. 

Can Mold Grow Inside of Walls?

Mold can be found inside of walls depending on the materials used inside of them. Items such as drywall, wooden fixtures, and insolation can sustain mold colonies. This question depends on the materials used inside of the walls. 

Can Mold Grow on Plastic?

Since plastic is non-organic material, mold is unable to latch onto this material. Mold colonies are only able to attach themselves to organic items and spread throughout on them. Plastic is a synthetic material, meaning it is not found in nature. 

Does Black Mold Grow on Wood?

Since wood is an organic material, all types of mold can thrive and grow on it, even black mold.  If there is a leak or the wood is exposed to the elements, mold colonies can grow. Wood is very good at absorbing water and when you combine that with mold spores and oxygen, eventually a mold colony will form and potentially spread. 

What to Do If Your Property Has Mold

Mold colonies can prove to be difficult as they grow and spread at a rapid pace. United Water Restoration Group can assist you in mold removal. Our mold remediation services can assist in bringing your home or business back to its normal, pre-loss condition.

We can help remove any lingering scents and dispense procurement treatments to prevent future outbreaks. Our hotline at (800) 430-5838 is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we are always ready to help you! We provide services in Ormond Beach, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Daytona Beach, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Tampa, Florida, Melbourne, Florida, and many other locations around Florida!