Mold Assessment and Mold Remediation: Why You Need the Pros
Whenever you have a combination heat, moisture, food and oxygen in any environment, mold can and will grow, spreading to just about any surface both inside and outside of the home. While the majority of molds are harmless, there are many types of molds that are highly toxic. The “bad” types of mold may not bother you when you are outdoors and the spores are more dispersed throughout the air, but when you are indoors, the increased concentration of the spores found in the air can cause illness. Over time, prolonged exposure to mold in the home and the workplace can result in long-term health problems.
Mold assessment and mold remediation takes care of your mold problems, addressing any areas that need treatment and providing valuable information about mold prevention. Mold removal experts are trained to locate areas of mold and can also provide an assessment on your entire home, pointing out areas that are likely candidates for a mold problem. For many homeowners who don’t know the extent of their mold problem, this first step in the process is often a big wake-up call.
Controlling mold once it has been removed is done by controlling moisture. This requires completely drying all of the areas damaged by moisture that comes in from leaky pipes, roofs and other leak-prone areas. It’s also important to remove moldy building materials that you may be storing in areas of the basement or attic, as moldy ceiling tiles, carpeting or other items that are made from porous materials can quickly turn into a moldy problem. By keeping your home as dry and clean as possible and working with the experts, you can reduce your mold problems for good.