How fast does Mold take to grow after a water damage event?

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How fast does Mold take to grow after a water damage event?

It takes only 48-72 hours for the growth of mold.  Be sure all water damaged cavities and crawl spaces are dry and confirm that no repairs or refinishing is done until the entire area is thoroughly dried. If you have mold growth, make sure it is removed safely by an IICRC, ACAC or IAQA certified contractor such as EMERG-NC Property Rescuers, and that there is no remaining mold anywhere in your house, including behind wallpaper, in areas adjacent to the mold growth or where water may have seeped (such as wall cavities, basement subfloors and crawl spaces), and under carpeting.