Mold grows when water and moisture provide a mold-favorable environment in or out of buildings. If you detect a leak, control it immediately, whether you need to hire plumbing or construction professionals or you can do it yourself. Once the leaks are gone, you have to dry up the water.
THis can be a problem, because, although the water is feeding the mold (which is bad) it is also keeping the mold from getting airborne (which is good.) Because of this contradiction, it is a good idea to get serious removal done by professionals. There is a risk of drying the area and then spreading mold spores through the rest of the house.
The area where the mold is should be isolated.
Also, note that even if the mold has been killed, allergic individuals will be allergic to the spores even if the spores are dead.
Mold removal might be covered by your homeowners insurance. If you’re in a mold-prone area, make sure you discuss your mold and flood coverage with your insurance professionals so that you know whether or not you have any protections.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.