Indoor mold outbreaks can cause damage to walls, furniture, carpets, drapery, books, and important paper documents. Molds can also cause allergic reactions such as bronchial irritation and asthma attacks. The average mold seen in many home and workplaces can become a serious issue if not taken care of properly and quickly.
There are a few steps you can take to help reduce the chances of a mold outbreak happening in your home or business. However, if you have found extensive mold growth already, contact a professional remediation service right away to get started on clean-up.
The most important tool you can have in your arsenal against mold growth is knowledge. What is mold? In what types of environments does mold thrive? How can mold colonies be safely removed? Knowing what you’re up against will make it that much easier to prevent and treat mold colonies.
Mold is a microscopic fungi that grows in humid environments.
Unlike plants, mold survives by secreting enzymes onto the organic matter that it inhibits and then absorbs the degraded remains of that matter. Because mold doesn’t require a high level of nutrients to survive it can grow on nearly any organic matter, from food products to paper products.
A great way to reduce the risk of mold growth is by reducing the humidity levels in your house or office space. Since, mold cannot survive in dry conditions this is the best way to prevent mold. Therefore, if your home or office has had a leak or had experienced flooding, get the problem fixed and cleaned up as soon as possible.
“Mold Is spotted easily and often gives off a musky, earthy smell.”
Identifying a mold problem is one step, but we would not recommended trying to clean it on your own, as cross-contamination into other areas is possible if not correctly taken care of. Mold Remediation is not something that should be done by yourself. The mold remediation process is quite complex and pose major health risks when lacking the proper equipment and knowledge. This should be left to experts who understand the equipment, chemicals, safety and proper methods of mold remediation.
Call Steam Clean Express at 403-340-9015 if you have discovered mold in your home!