Why is Mold not Safe?

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Television and Social Media websites are spreading awareness about the hazards one can face due to the expose of mold. Mold is a type of fungi that grows in the presence of moisture and some nutrients, however, the main constituent that supports the growth of fungi is moisture and its growth can only be prevented by the eradication of moisture in the area.

Health issues related to Mold

Mold spores are extremely tiny and very light, they can easily flow around within the air. Once, they mix into the air, they can be inhaled by the people exposed which is highly unhealthy. The fungi inhale into the oxygen flow can make breathing harder and cause sore throats, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and discomfort in the whole body.
However, the effects might not be felt by everyone who is exposed to mold. Some people might be more sensitive than others based on their physical characteristics and age. People who face respiratory problems or Asthma are at a higher risk of being affected by mold and they need to take proper care in order to keep themselves from getting sick.
Moreover, emotional disorders can be another factor that is caused by the exposure to mold. People tend to be more depressed when they are directly under the exposure of the mold, body fatigue may add up to the problems caused by depression.Water Damage Photo

Treating Health problem caused by Mold

If you have started suffering from any of the above mentioned problems, then you should see your doctor as soon as possible. The problems caused by mold are mainly allergies which might stay for a longer period of time. Doctors usually prescribe antibiotics and antihistamines to fight the allergies, if exposure is severe, the doctors normally recommend the patient not to return home.
The next step is to ensure your health is to immediate remediation of mold from your home, the best way of doing this is to avail the services of professionals, so that, you can avoid any further exposure to mold and minimize the problems caused by it.

 

Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. 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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The Effects of Water On Materials


Is it damaged or just affected
? This is one of the most common challenges a water restoration professional faces today. Many water damage restoration  pros have arrived at a loss only to find themselves being told by a customer that “They want new carpet”! or “The walls all need to be replaced”, and so on sand so forth. “Just because something has become wet does not necessarily mean it needs to be replaced” because it has become damaged. If you are lucky and tend to it immediately you might be able to have the damages repaired instead of having to replace completely.

Left untreated, ongoing damages may occur due to continued absorption of humidity into items that previously were just affected by water.

If water evaporates too quickly into warm interior air without a corresponding reduction in humidity, this often may result in an increased potential for damages to occur to materials. Your most likely to have this occur when the humidity levels are above 60%.

Time and reduction of humidity are of great importance and are key factors in whether or not you cause any secondary damages to occur. It is important to respond quickly and try and reduce the humidity levels in the area down below 40% within the first 24 hours. Establishing these drying goals and determining dry standards for affected materials is the most reliable way to prevent secondary damage  along with knowing you have successfully returned the structure and its contents to an acceptable condition.