Mold is a fungus that causes organic matter to decay. It is caused by moisture and thrives on cellulose, which is contained in the drywall that is used to build homes and commercial buildings. And it can start growing in as little as 48 hours after your property has been flooded.
When dealing with mold, the quality of the air is of the utmost concern. Mold presents a variety of health risks that include allergic reactions, fungal infections, and poisoning by mycotoxins. Occupants might have to leave the premises because the air is a health hazard.
This makes it extremely important to extract the standing water as soon as possible since extraction will make the environment less favorable for the growth of mold and other microorganisms.