Mold: finding, preventing and fixing
Whether it comes from nature or is manmade, water damage can lead to unimaginable destruction to a building. Water damage can come in the high-visible form of a flood, or lurk behind the walls of a building. When left untreated, standing water is the perfect breeding ground for mold growth.
As soon as your building experiences water damage, dry it as soon as possible. If you do not employ the services of a professional, open all the windows in the building (if it is not raining) or use a dehumidifier to help dry-out the room. If there is actual water damage that you cannot simply just dry, remove the water-damaged items and replace them with new materials.
Whenever there is mold growth in a building, the first thing you should do is find the source of the water leak. In a building, water can leak from burst pipes, roof damage, poor window seals, areas where there is standing water or a natural disaster. Finding the source of water that caused the mold growth can help you quickly remediate the problem.
The best way to fix mold damage is to hire a disaster restoration company. In a home, mold can compromise the integrity of a family’s health. In a building such as a school or office, mold can impair the day-to-day operations of the establishment, especially if the building must be closed during the remediation process.
Cleaning mold can be a costly and time-consuming process. You can prevent the return of mold growth in a building by contacting a mold remediation specialist.
[photo: Angela Schmeidel Randall]