It can take 24-48 hours or less for mold to begin growing. The time factor depends on the weather conditions and where the water damage occurred in the home.
Damp and dark environments like closets are a very common place where you may see mold.
Does Mold Always Grow After A Leak?
Yes, if there is a water leak and it's not cleaned up and taken care of, mold can grow within a 24 - 48 hour period.
How Long Does It Take For Mold To Grow Under Wet Laminate?
No matter where the leak occurs and where water sits - even under laminate. Mold will grow and wet, damp areas.
And again, it can take up to 24 - 48 hours for mold to grow.
How Long Before Mold Grows On Wet Carpet?
Mold can grow on carpeting within 24 - 48 hours (just like everywhere else) but it's a bit more difficult to clean it up from the carpeting simply because you have to treat not only the carpet but the padding underneat it as well.
There are mold remediation companies that are specifically trained for this type of damage and we encurage you to reach out to these compaies if you suspect you may be having mold problems.
If you have any questions about mold problems due to water damage, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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