Mold Infestation Emerges
When flooding occurs, mold infestation emerges quickly and spreads throughout your home in less than 48-72 hours. Therefore, calling in a professional to treat this mold appearance as quickly as possible is crucial, not only because mold can produce allergens and irritants, but also because mold is indicative of water.
It is crucial to identify and treat the cause behind the mold immediately. This way you will avoid an accumulation of damages and a possible rejection of a claim by your insurance company under the gradual damage clause.
Mold spores are ubiquitous
It is important to notice that to remove mold completely from a building is neither possible nor necessary to treat and prevent the recurrence of a mold infestation. Mold spores are ubiquitous, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float in the air and can enter a home or business through windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. What really allows mold spores to grow into health-threatening colonies in your home is humidity. This is why mold is most common in bathrooms and appears where moisture seeps without proper drying.
Consequently, the first thing to do before proceeding with mold remediation is to locate the source of excessive moisture. Cleaning up the mold without addressing the underlying cause will simply ensure that the mold will return later.
Mold is not detected
If mold is not detected at its source, it will cause poor quality indoor air and a dangerous environment for your family including various problems such as:
- Allergens in the environment.
- Irritant mycotoxins.
- Sneezing and congestion of the respiratory system.
- Long-term disease generation.
Our experts will use a simple machine to test the mold count in the air. Even if you haven’t experienced significant damage from flooding, a problem as simple as a leaking window can lead to mold damage. At Advanced, we have the experience and the knowledge to protect the integrity of your building, and, more important, your health and the wellbeing of those around you.