In the 90s, mold became the Cause Celeb, especially that strain of “Black” mold, Stachybotrys, that struck fear in the hearts of thousands of Americans. Even though that hysteria has passed, it is no joking matter to have mold growing in your home. It is true that mold spores are everywhere, but for mold to grow you have to have two things: 1) food, and 2) water. There is very little you can do to remove all “food” sources in a house, but you can eliminate the water factor. When you have a water loss, it is incredibly important to completely dry the affected area so mold will not grow. If you try to take care of it yourself, you run the risk of giving mold a chance to infiltrate your house deeper. Don't risk that, call SERVPRO of Hawaii at 808-329-6560, and make sure your house is dry.