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Winning The Fight Against Mold In Your Home

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Winning The Fight Against Mold In Your Home

Last Updated on September 19, 2013

Mold is around us in different forms and with over 250 species out there, you can find it everywhere in the environment. Most of the mold species are harmless and some can even be beneficial but there are those that are harmful.

Mold is basically microscopic fungi that grow rapidly and are highly adaptive, producing spores and mycelia as they spread. Mold requires specific nutrients to grow, which include the right temperature and moisture. To prevent mold from growing it is important to keep your environment as dry as possible.

1. Moist environments

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Mold starts growing in moist environments within 24 to 48 hours. Different types or species of mold grow on different types of materials. While some types require very wet environments, others will grow even on damp materials. Moisture can come from different sources including floods, plumbing leaks, and leaks in the building structure.

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The moisture can occur from water that comes from the outside, or it can come from inside the home such as through cooking, bathing, washing and other sources. Insulation deficiencies can also cause the moisture buildup.

2. Health complications

Mold can be a cause for major health concerns for the home occupants and it is important to deal with it as soon as you notice the problem. If you have noticed an increase in allergies and breathing problems among your family members, mold may be the culprit. Safe removal is possible especially if the problem is identified early enough.

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In cases where the mold has gone undetected for a long time, extensive structural damage can occur and this can have very costly consequences. Mold, whether minor or major, can affect your home environment impacting negatively on the occupants and even on visitors.

3. Professional services

It is not a good idea to try to remove the mold yourself. Wrong removal practices can cause the mold to spread. Releasing the spores into the air will lead to a bigger problems and it is important to get professional services to deal with mold. It is important to deal with the issue of mold infestation as soon as possible. A few hours makes a huge difference and every day that goes by makes the situation worse and it can mean permanent damage or very costly removal.

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4. Identify the root cause

If you notice signs of mold in your home, you should identify the root cause of the problem. Knowing the cause of the moisture will help to control the spread. Sometimes the problem may even originate from a different room. When you hire us to deal with your mold problem, we identify the root cause and embark on using the best removal process to help in solving the issue. We inspect the basement and access hard to reach areas like the attic, to get to the root of the problem.

The best remedy for dealing with mold is prevention. By keeping your home dry and dealing with leaks as soon as they occur, you can help to reduce moisture in your home. It is also important to get inspection services if you even suspect that you might have mold.