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Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is essential when mold growth is uncontrolled and manifesting. Mold is generally a part of our daily life – it is present everywhere, in small quantities living with us. However, large quantities result in health risks from allergic reactions and respiratory infections.

Mold assessment and mold remediation come in tandem. Mold assessment is the process of locating and determining the quantity of mold present in a residential or commercial property. Mold Remediation is the part where mold is actually removed from the structure though intricate processes and techniques.

Mold is a Health Risk

Mold in small parcels will not have immediate effect on human health. But, mold in larger quantities can produce a lot of problems especially for the kids and those that have weak respiratory systems. Toxic mold does exist. These types of mold produce mycotoxins than can cause long term damage.

Mycotoxins could lead to death or to some neurological issues.  Too much exposure to mold will lead to complications and symptoms such as:

  1. Runny nose and sneezing
  2. Forms of nasal infection and congestion
  3. Respiratory failures
  4. Skin rashes
  5. Throat irritation / infection
  6. Chest pains
  7. Irritated eyes

Mold has also been related to Asthma particularly in infants. People have different reactions to mold exposure that is why mold remediation is essential.

Mold Growth

Mold can grow on almost any surface for as long certain conditions are met. Mold is a sub category of the fungi family which can grow heavily on damp and humid area where food is available with limited ventilation.

Water can be a catalyst to mold growth. This is why water and flood damage’s secondary damage is often concentrated to mold growth.  Mold growth can range from 24 hours to 10 days. With the short time frame, water damage control needs to be done fast before mold growth becomes exponential.

Small growth of mold can easily be taken care of. This can be done by exposing the growth area to the sunlight, dehumidifiers, cleansers and proper ventilation. Restricting humidity and the conditions of mold growth is also one way of preventing growth.

Professional Mold Remediation

When an infestation of mold happens, mostly as an effect of water damage, professional services are then required. Professional mold remediation requires the necessary licenses, equipment and training. Proper assessment should also be done to locate all mold growth and identify the extent of the infestation.

Professional Restoration Services of Tampa Bay, Inc. – PRS, has all the necessary requirements to provide the best service for mold assessment and remediation. PRS also provides a complete service including water and flood damage restoration. Adding in Structural repairs that come along with flood and water damage restoration, PRS becomes your one stop shop.

PRS is available for queries about mold remediation and other restoration services 24/7, ready for emergencies. PRS is ready to service the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas as needed.

Comments

  1. This post is so informative. Molds are problems to home owners most specially those affected by floods and those houses who are not well maintained. This molds can be a threat to someones health so, it is very important that you prevent it and if you can’t prevent it anymore you can ast for assistance to those who know how to remove it.

  2. This is very informative. Thanks for sharing this information. Molds should not be taken for granted because this can carry microorganisms that can harm our body.

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