Due to a water leakage, heavy flooding or blocked drainage, water remains standing in places for long time, produce mold. Some homes are high relative humidity and heavy water, invites mold growth. For this problem you need to contact professionals to understand the structural issues relating to your home. They will examine the building structure and help you understand why mold growing in your home and how to protect it from further damage. Moisture helps in reproduction of mold spores, which are tiny and lightweight but very harmful for health. Mold can grow easily anywhere, floor, walls, carpets and furniture, which only need moisture to spread more.
Mold is a type of fungus, which can be black, green, white, orange and purple in color. Outdoors, mold help nature in breaking down of dead leaves, trees and different plants.
Mold in your house means stress and anxiety not only for health but also it causes so many problems and quite expensive when it comes to mold removal. Mold destroys everything it comes in contact with.
Mold grows very fast in warm and moist places and sometimes hard to detect in hidden places like closets, behind the walls and under the floors. They are also found in basements where the water pipes located in hard to reach places. Here you cannot see or smell mold, but your health can easily get affected due to its presence.
Mold can damage your respiratory system and give you headaches and joint aches. It affects children and aged people and especially with weak immune system. Mold can be deadly in some cases.
It is better to call professional contractors for mold remediation. The professionals know how to clean and remove mold by using specialized equipment. If the mold has spread and damaged the vast area, then do not try to do it yourself.
If a water main breaks, water standing for more than a day or two will surely be the reason of mold growth. Immediate action should be taken for the removal of water to avoid humidity and moisture.
The mold removal specialists use different special equipments according to the condition, size and complexity of the mold growth in any area. The mold remediation contractors use latest technology and mostly use air fans, wet vacuums, cleaners, disinfectants, HEPA filters and protective equipment. Safety measures must be taken both for the exposure to mold and spread of hazards. Safety clothing and professionally fitted respiratory equipment is must before contacting with mold affected area.
If you are dealing with mold by yourself, should be very careful and take safety measures before tackling the mold area. The disturbed mold is quite toxic for respiratory system. While using wet vacuum, the airborne mold spores can spread and cause hazards and health issues. If you and your family members experiences headaches, cough, nausea, lung infections and congestion for multiple times, it means that mold has affected you. So do not take risk and contact a professional for mold remediation process because they are experts and tools, which you do not have.
Mold remediation is an expensive process and mostly insurance companies do not cover its expenses. Check your insurance policy and make sure that your insurance covers it before calling your agent.