Anywhere it is dark and damp, you have a breeding ground for mold. In water damage cases, time is of the essence when it comes to the cleanup process, because mold can establish itself within 48 hours, or sooner depending on the level of contaminants involved. Not only does it appear quickly, but it spreads like wildfire, and can prove extraordinarily difficult to remediate. Mold remediation is usually best left to a professional.
Molds bring with them toxic chemicals called myotoxins that can damage your health. If inhaled, it can produced problems as mild as allergic reactions, and as serious as lung disease or even death. Mold has been linked to the rapid rise in asthma rates over the last 20 years. Mold can also contribute to the damage of a home or business because of the health hazards coupled with the difficulty in removing it. Homes, businesses, and in some cases, entire city blocks have been condemned and torn down for no other reason than out of control mold damage.
While smaller, benign mold problems, such as that found occasionally around your shower, may be handled effectively by homeowners, in larger cases it is always advised to contact a professional. Don’t risk your health or that of your family. Mold remediation is but one of the many services offered by your local water damage restoration company.
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