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How long does it take for mold to become a problem?

Dear George,

How long it takes for mold to grow to become a problem?

Thank you,


Dear Anatoly,

I wish I could give you a specific answer to your question, but really, there is no set safety margin of time before mold should be sanitized or removed. It varies for several reasons:
* Different species of mold grow at different rates of speed and even that is different under different growing conditions.
* People respond uniquely to mold. It depends on the level of mycotoxins produced, and the degree of immune response. It is important is to remember how allergies work–exposure tends to lead to allergic response.

If there has been some kind of flood or intrusion of moisture and the conditions are ripe for mold to grow, it is crucial to eliminate the favorable conditions for mold growth as soon as possible. Mold can gain a significant foothold in as little as twenty-four hours.

It is best to think of any visible mold as an immediate problem. Mold can quickly threaten human health, so it is important to stop it before it colonizes.

If you see no mold but need to test for your peace of mind, you can contact Bye Bye Mold™ 24/7 at 1.800.686.1992 or via e-mail with our user-friendly contact form.

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