Weather can play a large part in causing mold. A frigid winter can cause pipes to burst and areas to flood which can encourage mold growth if the water is not removed quickly. But a hot, muggy summer can also offer the perfect conditions for mold growth. If you think there is mold in your home or business, you need to call a professional to start doing a mold test in the area. If mold is present, the professional restoration companies can effectively remove that mold and get your area back to normal. The following are 5 facts About the Mold Removal Process…
Mold Can Grow Quickly
If you have a flood and the water stands for 24 to 48 hours… mold can start. Call a professional water restoration company as quickly as possible. They will start the drying process immediately. This will help keep the lack of a potential growth of mold. Call the restoration company even before the insurance adjuster.
Restoration Companies Work Directly With Your Insurance Provider
Your professional water restoration company will work closely with the insurance adjuster. This will be a great benefit to you since the estimators will have a good idea what areas have been impacted by mold and what it will cost to remove it.
You Cannot Kill Mold By Spraying Bleach
Dead mold spores are just as dangerous as live mold spores! Mold is mold and can be toxic in both forms. Your professional restoration company will work to eliminate the source of the mold and return your property to a safe state.
There Are Industry Standards to Abide By
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, more commonly known as the IICRC, is a certification and standard-setting organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. The IICRC is widely considered to be the leading authority and source of professional knowledge in the mold removal industry. Your professional should have this certification. There are very effective chemicals, antimicrobials and other products used during the mold removal and remediation process to be sure the spores are gone for good.
Mold Illness is Real and Serious
The main mold related illness is called Chronic Inflammatory Disease, it is the direct result of exposure to mold spores. If you come into contact with mold, you may experience symptoms, such as…
- a runny or blocked nose
- watery, red eyes
- a dry cough
- skin rashes
- a sore throat
Still, experts say that finding mold doesn’t have to be panic-inducing. Understanding what it is, what causes it, how to address it, and how to prevent it. Mold is not a new problem. Homeowners have been dealing with it since biblical times. The bottom line is to let experts addressed the mold to keep everyone safe! Trying to remediate or remove mold on your own could cause the spores to spread and contaminate other part so the building.
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