What is mold and what causes it?
Mold is a fungus that can be found in damp or wet areas, spread by mold spores that can be carried by water or air to new locations. It typically thrives and grows in environments with high humidity, poor ventilation, and moisture (such as from a leaking pipe or flood).
Did you know that every building in the country has mold? However, most mold is within an “acceptable level”—as in, it causes no harm to people or property. Mold remediation ensures that any mold in your home or business is within an acceptable level that is safe to you and the property.
If your home had water damage, your next worry is mold
Mold is a big problem for homeowners and residents, especially on the Gulf Coast. The most common cause of mold is water damage from leaking pipes or windows and flooding. And with high levels of humidity and frequent storms, many homes and buildings in our area are susceptible to mold.
If not taken care of, mold spores will spread to different areas—damaging building structures and posing a significant health risk to any occupants of the property who might be breathing in these spores.
Mold remediation & restoration services on the Gulf Coast
If you see signs of mold in your property, or if you recently had water damage and think there might be mold growing, call our team ASAP. We use advanced tools and training to detect and remove mold from your home or business. Don’t wait until the mold has become a danger to your home and health—contact us today!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Mold-sensitive individuals may exhibit allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, itchy eyes, wheezing, and skin irritation. Mold exposure can also trigger asthmatic symptoms that include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Mold can also cause irritant reactions, which are similar to those of an allergic reaction.
Removing mold efficiently is harder than most people think. First, you have to wear protective clothing to reduce exposure to mold. Then, you need to isolate the mold, so that it doesn’t spread to other rooms. After that, fix the water problem and dry the affected surface. To clean up mold, scrub a mixture of household detergent and water on the surface (don’t use bleach).
Preventing mold requires fixing moisture problems in your home. Repair leaks in the walls, roof, gutters, and plumbing pipes, keep indoor humidity at 30-50% by using a dehumidifier, ventilate appliances that generate moisture, and keep the gutter system clean.
When you suspect that there is mold growing in your home, you don’t have to know which type of mold it is, but you should have it removed as soon as possible. It is not necessary to test for mold if you already notice the signs of mold growth in your home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sampling and culturing are not reliable in determining your health risk.
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