When it comes to the basic building materials that are primarily used in construction today, the ones which are the most widely used such as paper-covered gypsum board, cellulose ceiling tile, particle board and others, also happen to be the perfect food source for mold. In addition, other common building materials such as fiberglass and cellulose cavity insulation, polyethylene vapor retarders, vinyl wallpaper, make it much harder for walls to dry out. Those two things added together help create a perfect environment for mold.
When you start out with a home built with these materials, you need to be extra vigilant in preventing moisture from getting in, maintaining a low and stable relative humidity indoors, and periodically have your home inspected for signs of mold.
If you notice any mold growing, it’s important to act immediately to have it removed and to correct the situation which allowed it to grow in the first place. By working with a company which specializes in mold remediation, you can have a team of experts on your side to help you remove, treat, and prevent mold from reoccurring in the future.