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Mold Damage: What YOU Need to Know

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Overcoming Mold Damage: What Everyone Needs to Know

Mold can begin to grow after there has been water damage. It could be as a result of a flood, a pipe break, or some other causes of water inside of a home or business. Exploring mold remediation will make it easier to overcome the problem.

Why is mold bad?

Mold is a fungus. It is more severe than mildew. Black mold is considered one of the worst types of fungus because of the way it spreads very quickly and is notorious for structural damage.

Mold damage needs to be addressed quickly because it can lead to dry rot and all sorts of other problems. Additionally, if there is mold growth behind a wall, there's often no way to know about it. The mold growth behind a wall could be black mold and could also be causing dry rot. Until it starts to decompose wood or cause a musty odor, it's hard to know that it's there. It's why it's important to call a restoration company the moment that it's suspected that there is any kind of mold growth.

Mold mitigation needs to occur right away so that mold doesn't get to become overly problematic.

What can be done about mold?
Residential and commercial mold damage isn't the end of the world. The good news is that through proper mold mitigation and mold remediation, the problem can be taken care of. All mold damage can be eliminated from a building.

Will mold spread?
Mold will often spread during the mold removal process. It's important to remember that it's a fungus, and fungus grows as a result of spores. It's not uncommon for spores to spread, and this is done because the spores become airborne. If there is mold growth behind a wall and someone rips into the wall, the residential or commercial mold damage could become a lot worse.

DIY mold removal is never recommended because most people don't know about mitigation or remediation or potential safety concerns. It's important to contain the black mold or any other mold growth to one area. otherwise, the mold in a home or the commercial mold damage is going to be that much worse. The musty odor will spread and it will require a lot more deodorization.

To avoid the mold damage from spreading, it's best to contact a restoration professional. They will come in with trained professionals to focus on mitigation, remediation, and identify what the issues are. Some people simply have mildew. Mildew is a fungus, but it's not on the same level as mold in a home. For most people, mildew can be taken care of with household cleaners.

It is the mold growth that will lead to dry rot, a musty odor, and the need for professional mold removal. It's also important to know if there is black mold in the home or business because the removal process is different.

How can professionals help?
Professionals from a restoration company that specializes in mold removal and deodorization will help when there is mold damage in a variety of different ways. They will have equipment that will detect if there is mold growth behind a wall. They will be able to identify the presence of black mold, too.

Once the mold in a home or the commercial mold damage is identified, it will be removed. From there, deodorization will take place so that the musty odor goes away. The deodorization will take place in all areas to ensure that anywhere there was mold growth will smell fresh once again.

From there, dry rot and any affected areas will be rebuilt or replaced. Mold damage can affect properties in a lot of different ways. However, by working with a restoration company, it will be easier to rebuild so that the presence of mold will be a distant memory.

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