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Interesting Mold Statistics You Should Know

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growing under carpeting and on subfloor Here is an example of a hidden mold colony under the carpet pad.

Below are some statistics on mold according to Real Time Labs

  • At least 45 million buildings in the United States have unhealthy levels of mold. Your home or office might be the cause of your health problems – mold can remain hidden behind walls, in the ceiling, and under carpets for years.
  • On average, professional mold remediation costs $500 to $6,000 – but the price can soar into the tens of thousands if the problem is severe. Mold removal is difficult and expensive because of is volatile nature.
  • Each year mold destroys more wood than all the fires and termites combined. Mold moves slow, but it still destroys more raw material than fires and termites every year.
  • Any kind of water damage (flood, pipe burst, leakage) can facilitate the growth of a mold in as soon as 24-48 hours. Mold grows quickly in wet environments so it is important to clean up standing water and prevent it from growing or spreading ASAP.

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