Do you suspect that you may have mold growing in your home? Perhaps you recently had water damage and you are concerned about whether mold could be a future problem for you. Mold does not always show signs of being present in homes, and if you wait until you see signs that your suspicions are true, an aggressive mold remediation approach might be required. This is why it is best to treat water damage clean-ups and mold growth possibilities as emergencies. The following information will help you to better understand mold remediation and why it is important.
Determining Mold Presence
Some people with mold in their homes describe a peculiar, musty odor that will not go away regardless of their attempts. For example, the odor might linger after spraying air fresheners or replacing old furniture with new furniture.
Mold growth may also be evident. You may have seen it growing from surfaces such as walls or through tiles. If you have had water damage and there are brown spots on your walls or ceilings, it is a sign that the water damage was likely not cleaned properly and could be a source of a mold issue.
The best way to determine if mold is present in your home is by contacting a mold remediation company to perform an inspection. They can detect mold in areas that you would likely never be able to discover it. For example, mold growing in crawlspaces or on the underside of siding might not be obvious to the average person.
Issues that Put Homes at Risk
Moisture is a common denominator for mold problems. The moisture can come from a number of sources. Plumbing leaks, ventilation issues, roofing leaks, and malfunctioned sump pumps are examples of issues that could contribute to moisture problems. It does not take a copious amount of water or moisture for mold to thrive.
Possible Remediation Steps
After a contractor identifies a mold issue, determining the moisture source, containing the mold or moisture, and determining which clean-up methods to use are part of the remediation process. Moisture issues have to be corrected to prevent another mold problem. For example, ventilation issues might be corrected by installing a dehumidifier, and plumbing leaks might be corrected by replacing pipes or other portions of a plumbing system.
There are several methods of eradicating mold. Special cleaners, UV light, and exposing mold to controlled freezing temperatures are all examples of measure that might be used to get rid of the mold. Remediation will also involve determining whether certain items need to be discarded due to mold contamination, and building materials may also need to be replaced.
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