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Top Causes of Mold Growth in Homes

  Emergency Restoration Service St PaulMold can grow anywhere. It can grow in bathrooms, basements, behind drywalls, or even over ceiling tiles. It only needs a few elements such as moisture, food source, and the right temperature to grow and proliferate all over your home. Wherever there is mold, health problems such as eye irritation, coughing, and throat irritation follow. Here is the top cause of mold growth in your home.

1. Leaking Pipes in Your Home

The major cause of mold growth behind drywall and under sink cupboards is leaking pipes. Over time, slow leaks can lead to a huge backlog of moisture in your walls. This can result in mold growth on walls and ceiling planks. When you notice a build-up in any of these areas, the most logical choice would be to check your plumbing system for leaks.

2. A Leaky Roof

A leaking roof contributes to the elements necessary for mold growth. When leaking water comes into contact with a food source such as wood or drywall, mold spores start germinating. This is because mold only needs two ingredients to start growing, moisture and organic matter to feed on. Mold caused by leaking roofs may appear on the ceiling and walls. Fixing your roof properly when you notice a leak can help you get rid of the issue.

3. Poor Ventilation Inside Your Home

Proper ventilation is vital to circulating clean air throughout your home. When there is no proper ventilation system in your house, the congested air combines with moisture to form a humid and moist environment suitable for mold growth. For a safe and healthy environment, seal your house from energy leaks and ensure proper ventilation so air can circulate freely.

4. Persistent High Humidity

Areas with consistently high humidity experience mold growth due to high moisture content in the air. This kind of mold growth is likely to appear on the ceiling, walls, in dark closets, and even under the kitchen sink. Mold caused by humidity is especially common in areas with large water bodies such as oceans. The situation may worsen if your house has no proper ventilation system. If you live in such areas, make sure your home is well ventilated, especially during warmer months.

5. Damp Basements

It is only logical that a basement is exposed to a high level of moisture because they are below ground level. A high level of humidity is also likely because of a lack of ventilation and poor air circulation. A combination of both dampness and high humidity will lead to mold growth. Water leaks from above your home may build up in your basement. This is why you should always keep your basement well-maintained to prevent dangerous mold outbreaks. In serious cases, flooding can also lead to mold-related problems if it isn’t dealt with through emergency restoration services. 

Emergency Restoration Service in St Paul

The majority of building materials contain nutrients that promote mold growth and mold spores the moment they come into contact with moisture. When you notice severe mold growth, the best thing to do is hire a professional who specializes in emergency restoration services to clean and restore your home to avoid health risks. ICC Restoration & Cleaning Services has a team of highly skilled experts capable of handling problems related to mold or floods. Contact us today for emergency restoration services in St Paul.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Melisa did such a great job and was so professional and nice. It really helped with the issues I was dealing with. Thanks Again!

- Janell, Waconia

Thank you for everything. You have been more than accommodating to me throughout this nightmare. I couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome.

- Laura, Woodville, WI

I just can’t thank you enough for making our “water damage ordeal” go away so quickly. Your ability to organize subcontractors and the ICC crews is truly amazing, Mom and I are delighted to be back and settled into our little casa. Your genuine warmth and caring are truly gifts that you bring to your work. You are so appreciated!

- Jane, Stillwater

Thank you for sending Jake to my home. He was the most respectful young man I have ever met. He left my home very clean and he was very knowledgeable.

- Carolyn, White Bear Lake

The project manager did a great job communicating. He was so nice and did a great job checking in with us. Working with ICC was the best part of the flood. The crews really went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. The job could not have gone better.

- Nick & Abbie, Chanhassen

I don’t think your company performed work at Derek’s home as there was minimal damage, he called me today and thanked me profusely for referring ICC to him. He was very impressed with the rep that came to his house and the honesty and helpful advice he gave him about clean up and that it may not be in his best interest to file a claim. He is the type of customer that appreciates good service and will remember it and refer others. Thanks again for ICC’s help.

- Kimberley (Insurance Agent)

Thank you for such AMAZING service!

- Barbara (Insurance Agent), Rochester

ICC turned a really bad experience into a good one. We are very happy with all of the work that was done. They did a great job explaining the claims process.

- Linda, Oakdale

The crews were very professional and communicated well. They were great also about cleaning up after themselves. We would use ICC again. The crews were always on top of the process, which allowed the repairs to go smoothly.

- Church Representative, Edina

Erick did an excellent job explaining the process. We thought that everyone was very professional. They explained everything very well and followed through with everything. Communication could not have been better. I am very happy with my services.

- Gary, Osceola, WI

Our project manager was great to work with; he explained things well and answered all of our questions. Our coordinator also did a good job. Working with ICC was easy. Communication was wonderful and the crews were very professional. We would use ICC again in a heartbeat.

- Angie & Fran, Hudson, WI

The lead technician was great and explained things over the phone very well. I was very impressed. The crews were better than expected and very professional. ICC was extremely responsive; I was out of state and was so impressed with how they kept me informed.

- Jim & Cheryl, Victoria

I was very happy with all the crews at ICC. I had great experience and would not hesitate to work with ICC again should the need arise. Everyone there really knows what they are doing.

- Jerry, Cottage Grove

Dealing with the fire was a very upsetting time. ICC was able to get out to my home quickly and really helped reassure me that everything would be fine. ICC worked very well with my insurance company. I could not have been happier with the whole process. I know I asked a ton of questions and Mark was great about answering them all.

- Karen, St. Croix Falls, WI

The crews were always on time for their appointments. Our job went very well. I am so thankful for everyone at ICC and the excellent work they did.

- Michelle, Shoreview

Everyone I dealt with was just great. My project could not have gone better. Everyone at ICC is professional and is excellent at communicating. I would use ICC again and will be recommending them.

- Connie, Edina

The technicians did a fantastic job. Everyone really cared about me and my concerns. They were extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and knew how to make me feel comfortable. ICC was amazing to work with.

- Kevin, Maple Grove

ICC was terrific to work with and I will be recommending them. I had an excellent experience.

- Patricia, Hudson, WI

The technicians were extremely detailed. I immediately felt like I was in great hands. They were also very calming, always on time and communicated well.

- Sally, Excelsior

The technicians were very good at explaining what was going to take place. They answered all of my questions in great detail. Everyone was very sympathetic to my situation and genuinely cared.

- Anita, St. Anthony

Our project manager payed great attention to detail and had excellent customer service. He was very compassionate and really cared about what we were going through. ICC was wonderful to work with. The crews were very professional and thorough.

- Brian & Jill, Woodbury

I was very pleased with the whole process. Everything went so much smoother than I expected. ICC really helped make it easy.

- Jackie, Woodbury

The crews were very professional and communicated very well. They responded very quickly to our phone calls and always made sure we knew what was going on.

- Robert, Maplewood

Thank you for the wonderful inspection findings and THANK YOU for your professionalism. So much appreciated.

- Carol, Burnsville

My project manager did a great job and was really nice to work with. My coordinator did a great job keeping me informed about the process as well. ICC was wonderful to work with; they were all very professional and treated my home well. The quality of the work done was impressive and I would definitely use them again.

- Paul, Maplewood

I was impressed by the short time it took for the clean up crew to make arrangements to meet me even though we were outside of the metro area.

- Karen, Osceola, WI

As the coordinator of facilities and grounds for the State’s fourth largest school district I am involved is a lot of activities and unfortunately some are emergencies in nature. This includes fire, floods, sewer backups and natural disasters. Thankfully this does not happen often but when it does I rely on a restoration company’s specialists who have the knowledge and equipment to quickly clean and restore the affected area of the building or grounds…

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- Mike Schwanke, Coordinator of Facilities and Grounds District 196

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