Humans spend the bulk of their time indoors, during which long term exposure to mold spores may prove problematic
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold remediation in the United States, is offering recommendations to property owners for making their homes mold free. In the aftermath of 2012’s severe weather, and with the next severe weather season just five months away, the window of opportunity is open for property owners to take proper steps to make sure that their homes do not have a mold problem.
There are more than 100,000 species of mold in the world, and some such as Stachybotrys or “Black Mold” may pose severe threats to the physical health of people living in a home infested with it. Humans spend the bulk of their time indoors, during which long term exposure to mold spores may prove problematic.
Mold grows anywhere that there is the right combination of moisture, humidity, warmth, and darkness in which it can thrive. It grows rapidly, and may prove extremely difficult to remediate. It is usually identified as a fuzzy, greenish black mass on walls, pipes or other locations, accompanied by a musty odor. Its purpose in nature is to break down dead organic materials, but when inhaled in large concentrations in an indoor environment, it can produce health hazards ranging from mild allergic reactions to severe respiratory issues.
Unfortunately far too many homeowners make the mistake of believing that simply killing or removing the growth will solve their mold problems. It will not. The reason the mold showed up in the first place was because the environmental conditions were conducive to mold growth. If those conditions remain unaltered, the mold will simply return over time.
To get rid of mold, the environment must be treated and made inhospitable to mold. This includes drying out all affected surfaces, improving ventilation, and bringing down the relative humidity levels to somewhere between 40-45%. Only when this is done can there be any reasonable guarantee that the mod problem will not manifest itself again at some point in the future.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold removal services in the country, with contractors in more than 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.