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Mold under linoleum

We recently moved into a house and have noticed that there is a dark spot forming under the lino near the tub. We did not notice this spot when we were first looking to buy the house. I was wondering how long it takes for mold to form under the linoleum after water gets in there? I am wondering if this could have been caused by us in the few days that we have been here, or by the previous owners.




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Mold can start to grow 24-48 hours after it is wet and if the conditions allow for it. If its just a little spot then it could have just started. You might need to be more concerned about what you cant see. I recommend you call someone like us Advanced Restoration Inc. If you would like more info you can contact us at 1-877-dry-me-out  or we have info at www.drymeout.com  Hope this helps

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Mold growth is possible in that sort of time. If you lift up the linoleum and the wood has started to break down from the mold then i would say that it has been there for a long time.

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