When a leak is discovered, mold has usually already started growing. It’s essential to obtain the services of a professional that has the specialized experience, knowledge and equipment to remediate a mold problem. They also work directly with insurance companies for client convenience.
Mold is a type of fungus and any type of leak or flooding in warm, dark conditions provides the potential for any of a dozen different types of common molds to grow. Even excessive humidity levels can result in an overgrowth of mold. It eats away at building materials and can cause severe health problems. If not addressed, mold can even cause buildings to collapse.
It’s essential for the source of the leak to be eliminated before mold remediation begins. Two of the most important aspects of mold remediation are containment and removing the affected material safely to prevent its spread to other areas. There are very specific ways to handle mold that should only be attempted by a professional. They have protocols designed to prevent further contamination.
The process begins by obtaining samples of the infestation and identifying what type of mold is active through a lab analysis. There are 12 common fungi that grow in structures and some have the ability to evolve and change their appearance over time. Some produce allergic symptoms, while others are extremely toxic and can even be deadly.
A professional mold remediation company will design a detailed plan for eradicating the mold and seal off the area to prevent further contamination. Vacuums are used to remove the mold and the infected surfaces are cleaned and disinfected.
It’s important to understand that mold spores are microscopic and exist naturally within indoor and outdoor environments. Even when a structure has been certified clean, it’s possible for mold to grow again. The spores are carried by insects, on shoes and clothing, even by the wind. They’re as plentiful as pollen and when mold growth becomes a problem, the services of a professional are essential for health and safety.
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