Does Dried Mold Go Away on Its Own?

Published October 8th, 2019 by Devteam

Discovering mold in your home can have many negative implications.

When you've gone through flooding or have had excess moisture in your home, a lot of times, you're going to end up with mold. It might seem harmless, but it's actually horrible for your quality of life.

Black mold can lead to respiratory problems, fatigue, coughing, and many more severe issues if left alone. You don't want this stuff in your home.

But, what if you remove all the moisture from your home and you end up with dried mold? Will it just go away?

In this post, we're going to answer that question and let you know how you can get rid of your mold once and for all. 

Will Dried Mold Go Away On Its Own?

In short: no. While it is true that mold requires oxygen, moisture, warmth, and food to spread, it won't simply go away without these things present.

The Dried Mold Threat

When you remove moisture in the mold area, the mold will become idle. You'll never be able to get rid of the food source and the oxygen, however, so it's always going to be a threat unless you remove it yourself.

Control the humidity of your home with dehumidifiers and fans, and the mold growth will stop. If you keep a humidity level of around 50%, you should be able to stop the spreading, however, the spores that have already grown will remain.

Reactivated Mold

It's also possible for the mold to become reactivated when the conditions are ripe for it to do so.

If the affected area becomes moist or humid once again, the spore growth will continue and the mold will spread as before. In rare cases, mold that may seem inactive due to low humidity can still produce spores.

Getting rid of the mold entirely is a matter of having it removed or removing it yourself.

What You Need to Do

Physically removing this fungus from your walls, floors, or ceilings is the only way you can truly put an end to it. As stated earlier, you can stop the mold by drying out all of the porous surfaces, but getting rid of it can involve pulling up floors, tearing through walls, and a lot of scrubbing and vacuuming.

In truth, it's much less painful to hire a mold removal specialist to take care of this problem. These services know how to identify mold that isn't visible to the eye and they have the tools to take care of your problem once and for all.

Act Fast

If you've taken the proper precautions to dry out your house but don't know how to get rid of that dried mold, we can help. We offer water damage restoration and mold remediation services that'll have your home back in great shape for an affordable price.

Mold shouldn't be taken lightly. Getting rid of it should always take priority after you've experienced water damage or excess moisture and humidity in your home. Call us today to talk about what we can do to fix your mold problem.

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