How Does Mold Grow?

Molds reproduce with spores – tiny microscopic “seeds” that disperse into the air. Spores are all around us all the time, but they need two things to settle and begin growing: warmth and humidity. It can take as little as 48 hours for mold to begin growing on a moist, warm surface.

Black mold in your shower

Mold requires food like all living things. Any organic material is enough, and dust is one of mold’s favorite foods.

Mold in the bathroom

Bathrooms offer the two key elements necessary for mold to take hold. Moisture and heat. This means every time someone takes a shower or bath, a perfect scenario for mold occurs.

As the mold settles, other microscopic organisms, including dust, settle on the bathroom surfaces. This means the mold has everything it needs to grow and become an infestation.

How to stop mold in the bathroom

The best thing to do is make sure the bath and shower are as dry as possible after each use. All bathrooms should have an exhaust fan in them. Running this fan during shower and bath time is helpful to pull moisture out of the area.

Are you a Twin Cities home or business owner in need of mold removal services? Capital City Construction & Remediation offers mold remediation services in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area, as well as mold inspection services. To set up an appointment or to have your question(s) answered, reach out to us us online or by phone at 651-994-6844.