Does Drying Out Mold Kill It?

If mold thrives on moisture, all we need to do to resolve stubborn mold issues is to remove any moisture source and dry out the mold, right?

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Mold remediation professional Rytech Nashville answers your questions about mold growth and how to prevent mold problems from recurring.

Q: Why does mold keep coming back even if there’s no moisture source available?

A: Mold only becomes dormant when moisture is not available; it does not die. It can still grow back and multiply under certain conditions. It only takes one leak or water damage incident for mold to become active all over again. Moreover, spores from dried-up mold can be just as allergenic as active spores.

These microscopic airborne spores spread mold to other parts of the house. These spores contain mycotoxins that can lead to allergic reactions such as skin rashes, runny nose, eye irritation, coughing, and sneezing.

Q: How do you prevent recurring mold contamination?

A: A holistic treatment plan is essential to fully decontaminate your home. Here are some tips on how you can effectively prevent mold from coming back:

Remove all existing mold wherever they are in the house, whether active or inactive.
Sterilize surfaces with EPA-approved fungicides immediately after mold removal.
Repair leaking pipes, roofs, and other surfaces both inside and outside your home. Seal or remove water sources that triggered the mold growth.
Work with mold remediation professionals like Rytech Nashville if the mold contamination was caused by a water damage incident. They have the experience and the right tools to handle the situation.

Q: How should one choose the mold remediation professional to work with?

A: Mold growth - and regrowth - can happen any time of the year. Choose a mold remediation team that has the hands-on experience and knowledge to resolve mold issues under different conditions. Rytech Nashville has been delivering quick and effective mold remediation solutions to residents of Middle Tennessee and its surrounding areas since 1995. IICRC-certified technicians will discuss the types of mold found and recommend a plan of action to remove the mold and detect the moisture causing it. Schedule an appointment today - a member of Rytech Nashville’s Customer Service Team will get in touch and see how they can help.

Rytech Nashville has become a leader in the water damage restoration and mold remediation industry. From its humble beginnings in one location, the company has reached exponential growth and currently provides service to 49 major markets across 25 states. Call (615) 751-8445 for more information.