Can Water Damage Lead to Mold?

  • By Air Care Wizard
  • Posted June 25, 2015
Mold caused by Water Damage

Yes it can and will if not properly dried within 72 hours. Water damage is a leading cause of mold growth. Mold requires water to grow. Remove the moisture and water and you will stop the mold from growing (not stopping the mold, just the continual growth).

Three (3) requirements for mold to develop:

  1. Moisture
  2. Food source (drywall, carpet, dust )
  3. Warm temperature

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