Mold is a type of fungi that starts to grow in your home when water accumulates and sits for long periods of time. It needs this water and organic materials to feed on in order to survive. Anywhere in your house that doesn’t get air flow or has an accumulation of moisture needs to be checked often for any signs of mold.
Finding the Source
If you find mold in your home, you need to identify the source that it’s spreading from. Remove what is generating the moisture and any organic material the mold could be eating. By not discovering and eliminating the source, you will enable the mold to keep coming back. If materials like carpet or drywall in your home are damaged extensively they may need to be replaced.
Always remember that you cannot check with the same accuracy as licensed professionals. If you discover mold in your home it is strongly recommended that you contact a local, licensed mold treatment company to identify and eliminate it. If you only find a small amount of mold like the kind you may find on windows, shower curtains, in your bathrooms, or walls, can usually be easily cleaned with household cleaning products.
If the mold is covering a large area of over a few feet, you are dealing with a dangerous situation. You need to immediately leave your home and contact professionals to diagnose and treat the problem as soon as possible. The longer you wait to treat the mold, the more damage it will do to your home and the higher the chance of it causing health complications in people exposed to the area. Once professionals are called they will ensure that the mold is permanently and effectively removed from the entire home.
Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923 your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.
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Van Nuys, CA 91411