How Fast Does Mold Grow


Mold is something that grows extremely quickly and starts in places where it is hard to find. Places such as ceilings, under floors, under cabinets, or in the basement. The longer it goes unnoticed, the more quickly it can spread to other areas of the home. The temperature of your home is the best climate for mold growth and you will notice that it can appear in under 24 hours.

Causes of Mold

There are a few things that determine how quickly mold will grow. Rooms without air flow will allow mold to grow fast because there is no where for the spores to go except in the same room. The humidity and temperature of the room will matter because mold grows more quickly in a warm and humid environment. The last factor is the presence of wet organic material is inside of the room. The mold can grow up to a square inch per day if there are optimal conditions and can expand to several feet in just a week’s time.

interiors of a neglected house in really bad condition filled with mold and devastation

Spread of Mold

Within a short period of time mold can grow from a small spot into a whole colony. Even if the mold is removed from the space it can still return. Mold spores are aggressive and if you don’t treat them correctly they will keep returning. Certain disasters make homes more susceptible to mold. These disasters are fires, floods, leaks, and water damage. The ability for mold to regrow is specifically why you should contact mold restoration professionals to inspect and treat the area.

Mold is Dangerous to Your Health

Remember that mold is toxic and will continue to damage your health as long as it is present. Mold causes symptoms such as coughing, headaches, watery eyes, fatigue, congestion, throat irritation, skin irritation, nosebleeds, dizziness, memory loss, and fevers. If you experience any of these symptoms and believe that mold is the cause you should see your doctor and set up an appointment with a local mold restoration company. Mold should be dealt with as quickly as possible to ensure that it doesn’t spread to other areas of the home or cause health problems to complicate.

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520.1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

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15115 Califa St. Ste. C

Van Nuys, CA 91411

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