A Growing Concern

What do you think of when you hear the word, MOLD?  Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors.  Warm, damp and humid conditions are the perfect opportunity for mold to reproduce and spread.  Unchecked mold growth can damage furnishings and buildings; damage drywall, molds can rot wood and eventually cause structural damage to buildings.  Along with cosmetic damage, molds can cause concerning human health issues.

 

Nothing is safe!  Clothes, books, & walls – can all contain mold growth.  Molds can grow on an assortment of surfaces, including wood, paper and fabric.  Mold can be prominent where flooding and/or leakages have occurred or where condensation builds up.  Mold is often visible and can produce a musty odor.

What the health?  Molds can produce many substances, with some being harmful such as: irritants, allergens and mycotoxins.  Symptoms may include itchy nose, itchy throat, sneezing, watery eyes and blocked/runny noses.

You found MOLD, what’s next!?  Protection and prevention are the most important when it comes to finding mold.  Controlling moisture and acting immediately in the event of a leak or flooding is important.  Drying out the areas within 24-48 hours can help with prevention.  Controlling humidity is another step.  Calling a professional mold remediation company will ensure the right testing, tools and action are taken.  HL Restoration are the professionals that can detect and access areas in not easily accessible areas.