Outdoor molds are a natural part of the environment. However, due to storm damage, undiagnosed leaks or other interior moisture, molds can grow indoors as well. If mold grows unnoticed, the problem may require intervention. One reason mold remediation might be needed is because molds produce allergens which some people are more sensitive to. Of even greater concern, molds produce more than 200 mycotoxins which can cause many different health problems. People with breathing problems, children and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to the effects of mold spores.
There are a lot of steps that go into mold remediation, so simply cleaning up the mold is not only insufficient, it can be dangerous. It may be important to have the mold tested to see what type of mold is in the structure, how the mold got there and most importantly, if the mold has gotten into the HVAC system. It is critical that mold not be cleaned with bleach, or simply wiped up with the assumption that the mold is being removed. This will actually help to spread the mold because the mold spores may become airborne, having been disturbed by the cleaning process.
It’s important to know that mold is frequently a hidden problem that business and homeowners are not aware of. If the air quality in a structure is poor, mold should be considered as a culprit. If a structure has flooded and has not completely dried out within 48 hours, all contents included, it should be assumed to have mold growth. Mold can be found underneath paint, wallpaper, behind drywall, under carpets, in air ducts, in roof materials and many other places.
It is critical if there are odors of mustiness or suspicions that there may be mold hidden somewhere inside a structure, such as in the walls, that no one do anything such as pull off a piece of wallpaper or take down a ceiling tile. An action like this would release mold spores into the air and create contamination, putting people in the structure at risk. Contacting a mold remediation specialist in a situation like this is best. The specialist can provide a safe, thorough examination along with a plan for completely eliminating the problem.
Air quality is something that is frequently taken for granted until it is lost. Fortunately, mold can be easily and safely removed from a structure as long as the proper steps are taken and the problem isn’t ignored. For information, related mold remediation, visit at alphaomegapros.com. You can also follow them on Google+ for more updates.