Last Updated: February 20, 2019
Mold: How Long to Grow
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Big Idea: Mold can begin to grow incredibly quickly in a home.
- It only takes 24-48 hours for mold to begin to grow. Steps to prevent or eliminate mold need to be taken as soon as you know you there is build up of moisture in a home.
- A clue that mold is growing is the unpleasant smell of dampness and mildew.