Mold can be a nuisance that when left unchecked can severely damage floors, ceilings, walls, and other interior finishes. If that isn’t enough, mold can be a serious threat to your health and is an allergen that can irritate the respiratory system. Water damage that isn’t properly repaired can result in ideal conditions for mold to grow and when that happens, you’ll need a mold removal service.
What Causes Mold Problems?
Mold is a type of fungus that is common in the outdoors and it reproduces by releasing spores into the air. Mold spores are found in most soils and may even be present in the air you breathe indoors. When mold spores accumulate on damp materials (substrates), they begin to grow immediately and especially when soil material is present. When water damage or flooding occurs inside a building and proper remediation is not performed, molds can quickly become a problem.
How Do I Know If I Have a Mold Problem?
Mold can generally be identified by a pungent earthy smell that is present in damp building materials such as drywall, wood, and carpet. Mold can also be identified visually as a powdery or fuzzy dark discoloration that appears to spread on damp building materials. Certain people may experience respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, itching in the sinuses, and wheezing or difficulty breathing when mold is present. A remediation contractor can verify the presence of mold and provide recommendations for mold removal in CT.
What Can Be Done About Mold Indoors?
Prevention is the best recommendation and includes removal of carpets, baseboards, and drywall that are wet and cleaning any areas that were exposed to water. Once you have identified the presence of mold or even suspect its presence, a mold remediation should be performed by an experienced contractor. Check us out for more information or a free mold removal estimate.Add to favorites