Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 05, 2011
Catastrophe modeling agency Eqecat said that it estimates U.S. insured losses from Irene of $1.5 billion to $2.8 billion. In addition to filing insurance claims homeowners must also start the cleanup of any water damage quickly. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confirms that “mildew and mold will develop within 24-48 hours of water exposure.” To assist homeowners the website http://www.MoldnMildewRemoval.com provides free access to a comprehensive source of mold and mildew tips for homeowners.
In a report published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the agency confirms that mold and mildew are very serious issues that should be immediately take care. There are very serious health affects that can result from exposure to mold and mildew.
Mold and mildew can destroy a homes interior due to how it attaches itself to various objects. They are basically the same in how they cause damage. The difference is that mold can grow on walls and floors while mildew only grows on fabrics.
Individuals that suffer from allergies and asthma will that find that symptoms get significantly worse when exposed to mold and mildew. There have been reports of people not being able to breathe well for periods of time and yet their doctor can’t find what is causing it. The underlying culprit ends up being mold and mildew that is either in their home or office.
Not everyone has the same reaction to mold and mildew. That is why several people can live in the same home or work in the same office, yet only one or two of them is affected by the mold and mildew that is present.
Many doctors and health inspectors have become more aware and quicker to diagnose mold as a possible reason for a person’s deteriorating health.
Using a dehumidifier and having homes inspected on a regular basis by a professional can help to reduce the chances of mold and mildew developing.
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