So is there a simple and easy way to tell if the mold in your home or workplace is dangerous and requires expert removal? YEP! Anytime there is any doubt whatsoever…
IT PAYS TO CALL A PRO!
Where There’s Mold…
There is an underlying issue that has not been diagnosed. Mold may grow in homes and offices within 24-48 hours of water exposure. Even worse, it will continue to grow until steps are taken to eliminate the source of moisture, and effectively deal with the mold problem. While the cleanup of mold may seem basic at times, there are situations when removal and cleaning can be challenging to tackle. Here are some important points to consider and remember.
- Bleach does not eliminate mold but can at times create more mold growth.
- Mold is more common than you think! As a moisture loving fungus it can appear in different areas of the home such as the kitchen, bathrooms and around A/C units. If the mold has grown into surfaces, such as baseboards and walls, removing and replacing affected areas is often the best solution.
- Controlling moisture and excess humidity is the primary goal to minimizing mold growth. Mold is a live organism and needs moisture to grow and spread. If you reduce moisture in the structure, you take away their food source!
Toxic or non-toxic? There are over 100,000 types mold. There are types of mold that are known to affect individuals with mold allergen sensitivities. There are types of mold which can potentially be deadly.
The absolute best defense to mold exposure is to keep as much of it out of the home in the first place. There is no way to eliminate all molds, but some practical mold prevention steps are necessary to a healthy home. These can include making sure to run your bathroom exhaust fan for 30 minutes after every shower, installing water sensors under all sinks and having doors and windows properly caulked.
If mold is already in a home or building and appears significant, or if you have some doubts as to what to do next, it’s best to call a professional.
Disaster Recovery Pros is here to help! We are trained and have decades of experience in safely removing mold and making your home and office environment a safe and clean place to live and breathe!
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